How I Got Over
by Mahalia Jackson
If Mahalia Jackson was the Queen of Gospel, she was also the Empress of Melisma. She dominated the vocal technique described as "an ornamental phrase of several notes sung to one syllable of text....
"How I Got Over" makes a personal religious journey into an allegory for the struggles of black Americans in the Civil Rights struggle.Remember that in a simile, one object is compared to another u...