Sunday, January 27th

by musicclipoftheday

Today we welcome her to the ultra-exclusive MCOTD Hall of Fame, where she joins previous inductees Von Freeman, Wislawa Szymborska, William Bronk, and Lester Bowie.

Dorothy Love Coates, January 30, 1928-April 9, 2002

“The Accident” (Odessa Edwards, speaking), “Get Away Jordan,” “Getting Late in the Evening,” “You Must Be Born Again,” live, Los Angeles, 1955


“You Must Be Born Again,” “He’s Right On Time” TV show (TV Gospel Time), early 1960s


“Won’t Let Go” (AKA “I’m Just Holding On”)


“Strange Man”



reading table: two takes

The old pond— a frog jumps in, sound of water.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694, translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

New pond. No sound of a frog jumping in.

—Ryokan (1758-1831, translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)