LG041 Recording and Concert: Mahalia Jackson press conference in Japan; Mahalia Jackson Easter concert in Japan (LG041Goreau_Side1)
Side 1: Formal press conference in Tokyo, Japan on 1971-04-10, continued from Tape ID: LG039. Mahalia Jackson Easter concert with opening acts, youth choir. Side 2. Easter concert continued. Abstract for Jackson and concert: [00:00-47:11] LG041Goreau_Side1 begins with Mahalia Jackson being interviewed at a press conference in Japan ahead of her 1971 Easter Sunday concert. Jackson mentions that one of her greatest pet peeves is "pop gospel" and goes on to discuss the meaning of true gospel music and explains that it must be authentic – 3:15. Laurraine Goreau announces that Jackson will be performing at a special birthday concert for Emperor Hirohito on April 23 at the palace – 13:30. Jackson is then asked by a reporter to give a short spiritual message for Easter, which she does – 20:26. The press conference concludes with Jackson singing a few lines of "His Eye is on the Sparrow" – 31:55. The recording cuts to audio of a youth choir singing at Jackson's Easter Sunday concert in Tokyo – 34:47. Concert continues on LG041Goreau_Side2 with Japanese singing group, the Duke Aces, performing "Oh Happy Day", "Home on the Range", "I've Been Working on the Railroad", "Michelle, This Guy's in Love With You", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Jackson's performance begins at 22:18. She sings "The Lord's Prayer", "Come On Children Let's Sing", "Who Made the Great Plan", "Elijah Rock", and "Put a Little Love in Your Heart".