9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

We’ve dialed up Mahalia Jackson singing “How I Got Over” on a cloudy Carnival afternoon in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.

43 years ago today Miss Jackson was posthumously awarded a Grammy for the “How I Got Over” LP. We’re rocking a live version that will give you goosebumps.

“Soul food is something like mustard greens, turnips, ham hocks, pig’s feet, stew meat or chitlins but it’s the way you cook it. For example, you might cook mustard greens in water. We cook greens with smoked meat, hocks or pig’s feet. Or you can even bake sweet potatoes or candy yams. But we have so many soul foods.” Mahalia Jackson

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