Sunday, 10/16/11

by musicclipoftheday

Rough.

Grainy.

Insistent.

Long after a song has ended, you still hear that voice.

Dorothy Love Coates & the Gospel Harmonettes

“I’m Just Holding On,” live (TV broadcast)

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“That’s Alright With Me”

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lagniappe

Were gospel to be more publicly acclaimed, she [Dorothy Love Coates] might have the stature of a Billie Holiday or a Judy Garland. Instead, for thousands of black people, she is the message carrier.

—Anthony Heilbut, The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times (6th ed. 2002)

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[I]t was obvious that Keith [Richards] and Gram [Parsons] enjoyed spending time together. . . . [W]e just all cared deeply about the same things. We just loved, for instance, to sit and listen to Dorothy Love Coates, the gospel singer.

Stanley Booth

(Originally posted 3/28/10.)