Music: Joyful Noise in Israel

Mahalia Jackson, 49, says that until recently she assumed that Jerusalem was in heaven. Last week America's great Negro Gospel singer carried her "joyful noise for the Lord" to Israel, and the effect she made on Israelis was just what it had been all spring on the audiences of her first extended European tour—mesmeric.

In London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Essen admirers stomped and hollered for encores. In Hamburg she had to go back onstage in her street dress and Indian moccasins to sing two final songs. In Berlin the manager of the Sportpalast assured her that he had not heard so much audience...

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