From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Braz50) Newsgroups: rec.music.dylan Subject: BD and Mahalia Jackson Date: 16 Mar 1997 07:32:16 GMT Evidently Mahalia was also one of the artists (along with Woody, Booker White, Josh White, Lemon Jefferson, Little Richard, etc. etc.) young Bob listened to, witness: Gospel Plow from his first Columbia album (MJ's version is Keep Your Hand On the Plow) Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, evidently on a boot, the Dylan roots, from 1961 These are of course traditional spirituals but I suspect Mahalia may be the source for their discovery by young Zimmy as her versions were current in the early 60s. For the unfortunate unaware, Mahalia is a singer of vast power and passion. You need not be particularly religious to appreciate this fantastic music.