Marion Williams

Marion Williams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marion Williams (August 29, 1927 - July 2, 1994) was an American gospel singer. Marion Williams was born in Miami, Florida, to a religiously devout mother and musically inclined father. She left school when she was nine years old to help support the family, and worked as a maid, a nurse, and in factories and laundries. She began singing in front of auiences while young. As was common in the area, Williams learned African-American blues and jazz, alongside Caribbean calypso. Poverty caused Williams to leave school at fourteen, working with her mother at a laundry. She was singing at church and on street corners, inspired by a wide range of musicians, including Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Smith Jubilee Singers. She stuck with gospel in spite of pressure to switch to popular blues tunes or the opera.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136518392
  • 9786136518398