Mahalia Jackson in Concert (09/20/1957)

September 22, 2023, 11:00 pm

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Mahalia Jackson in concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, April 23, 1961 [Photo: Dave Brinkman, GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL)]

Tonight on the Best of Studs Terkel we bring you an archive favorite, and one of the programs that Studs loved best. This broadcast took place in 1957 at the old Hotel Morrison on the Near west side of Chicago.  We’re in the ballroom, which is filled to capacity. Studs is in his element as he hosts this live concert featuring his friend, gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, with Mildred Falls at the piano.