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  Dorothy Love Coates
In addition, Coates was one of the few gospel stars to vocally oppose segregation, often appearing at civil rights rallies during the late '50s and early '60s.
Neither Coates nor her group has recorded since about 1970, although Coates remains intermittently active in live performance and is still a familiar figure in Birmingham.
As a vocalist, Dorothy Love Coates stood out from any previous female lead in gospel because she was as much preacher as singer.
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 Dorothy Love Coates
Coates enlisted in 1947, but left soon to care for her infant daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Hardy retired from the Original Gospel Harmonettes' tours in 1953, although she continued recording with the group; on the road, she was replaced by Detroit pianist Herbert "Pee Wee" Pickard, later an accompanist for James Cleveland.
In later years, Coates frequently toured with McGriff and her daughter, Carletta Coates; she also performed at a number of jazz festivals, and even appeared in the 1990 film The Long Walk Home.
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 A gospel queen who refused to sell out - smh.com.au
Dorothy Love Coates, a gospel singer whose gruff delivery and blazing theatrics made her one of the giants of the genre, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she lived most of her life.
Born Dorothy McGriff in Birmingham, she was one of seven children of a minister who divorced when Coates was young.
Coates joined the Gospel Harmonettes, a well-known Birmingham group, and in 1951 the group cut its first hit, I'm Sealed, and quickly rose to fame on the gospel circuit.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/04/21/1019233294511.html   (605 words)

 Dorothy Love Coates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She married Willie Love of the Fairfield Four, one of the most popular quartets of the early years of gospel, but divorced him shortly thereafter.
She subsequently married Carl Coates of the Sensational Nightingales over a decade later.
She reformed the Harmonettes in 1961 and later, when that group disbanded later in the decade, continued touring with a group known as the Dorothy Love Coates Singers.
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 Gospel Roots: Dorothy Love-Coates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When Dorothy Love-Coates died of heart disease on April 9th 2002, America's best selling Christian music magazines, CCM and HM, made no mention of the gospel matriarch's passing.
Her marriage to Willie Love of the Fairfield Four had failed and she was penniless and vocally weakened by her illness.
Dorothy Love Coates was a God annointed singer that inspired many including myself in traveling that Gospel Singers Road.
www.crossrhythms.co.uk /articles/music/Gospel_Roots/7056/p1   (923 words)

 Bad Dog Blues Radio
Dorothy Love Coates died April 11th at age 74 in her hometown of Birmingham, a nearly forgotten superstar of gospel music's golden era.
Coates wrote and recorded more than 300 songs such as "Get Away Jordan" and "That's Enough," many later recorded by other stars such as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and the Blackwood Brothers.
Coates performed with her own group of backup singers, which she had done since the Harmonettes disbanded in 1977.
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 Dorothy Love Coates, 74, a songwriter known for her contributions to gospel music, died April 9 - People - Brief ...
Dorothy Love Coates, 74, a songwriter known for her contributions to gospel music, died April 9 - People - Brief Article - Obituary Christian Century - Find Articles
Dorothy Love Coates, 74, a songwriter known for her contributions to gospel music, died April 9 - People - Brief Article - Obituary
Coates, who suffered heart problems, died in Birmingham, Alabama.
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 Dorothy Love Coates - Biography - AOL Music
The Gospel Harmonettes -- Mildred Miller Howard, mezzo-soprano; Odessa Edwards, contralto and sermonizer; Willie May Newberry, contralto; and pianist Evelyn Starks -- were already Birmingham radio celebrities in the 1940s when the several years younger Dorothy McGriff joined them.
Neither Coates nor her group recorded since about 1970, although Coates was intermittently active in live performance during subsequent years.
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 You Can't Hurry Love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"You Can't Hurry Love" is a number-one single recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label, released during the summer of 1966 (see 1966 in music).
The song itself, a memory of a mother's words of encouragement ("Mama said 'you can't hurry love/No you just have to wait'"), is an example of the strong influence of gospel music present in much of RandB and soul music.
The composition is based upon Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes' 1950s hit "You Can't Hurry God (He's Right on Time)".
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 Influential Gospel Singer Profiled On PBS -- "Still Holding On: The Music of Dorothy Love Coates and the Original ...
That's only one description of Dorothy Love Coates, a Birmingham musician who revolutionized gospel music with her passionate delivery and poetic lyrics.
A prodigy who grew up in Birmingham's Hopewell Baptist Church, Coates gave energetic, audacious performances that transfixed audiences and made these women the pre-eminent gospel group in the country.
Dorothy Love Coates recorded 20 albums and published 300 songs, 10 of which were industry hits.
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 Amazon.com: Best of Dorothy Love Coates Gospel: Music: Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dorothy Love Coates — Get the latest gossip about your favorite celebrity at Moviefone.
She love the Lord and she didn't car who knew it.
Dorothy Love Coates was an amazingly gifted singer - and this album sounds as fresh today as it must have when it was recorded in the early 60s.
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 Dorothy LOVE-COATES and The Original Gospel Harmonettes Official Site of Negro Spirituals, antique Gospel Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dorothy Love Coates was a composer ("I'm Holding", "Every Day Will Be Sunday").
The first recording of this group was in 1949, without Dorothy Love Coates, who started her recording with the (Original) Gospel Harmonettes in 1951.
In the middle 1950s, the group was composed of D. Love, M. Miller, W. Newberry, V. Kolls, O. Edwards, with Herbert “Pee Wee” Pickard, piano.
www.negrospirituals.com /dorothylovecoates.htm   (171 words)

 Dorothy Love Coates : The Best of Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, Vol. 2 - Listen, Review and ...
Dorothy Love Coates : The Best of Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, Vol.
the best of dorothy love coates & the original gospel harmonettes, vol.
Picking up where the first compilation left off, Best of Dorothy Love Coates/Orig.
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 AfricasGateway.com - Store - The Best of Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, Vols. 1-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She was a lover of music, but the music of DLC would move her past her disease into the presence of God.
No disrespect to the Stooges, (whom I also love) but this is unmatched in its intensity, soul, and sheer emotional force.
Dorothy Love has an amazing sense of pitch, deftly navigating her way through each composition with a mastery possessed by very few.
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 Guest Artist, Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer
The choir appeared with such artists as Max Roach, Archie Shepp, gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates, and poet Sonia Sanchez.
With his brother James, a Professor of Education at Kansas State University, Boyer has traveled throughout 40 states, performing gospel music as the Boyer Brothers, and has recorded on the Savoy and Nashboro labels.
The Boyer Brothers have appeared in concerts, festivals and on television in over 300 appearances in solo performances, and with such other gospel singers as Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, Alex Bradford, Dorothy Love Coates and James Cleveland.
www.newenglandclassical.org /horace_boyer.html   (851 words)

As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love.
The foundation of such a method is love." ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When you pray do not pray like the hypocrites who love to stand in the churches and on the street corners, so they can be seen and rewarded by men.
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 Meet Oteino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His musical talents brought him to the attention of Savoy recording group The CMB Gospel Singers and soon became their touring keyboard accompanist.
At both the Hudson Valley Philharmonic School of Music and at the State university of New York at New Paltz., Oteino studied blues, jazz and classic music-all of which resonates and blends fruitfully in his singing and playing style.
Oteino continues to write songs about love, realities of pain, indifference and the vast pleasures of life that are granted to us by the Great Spirit.
www.oteinomusicandart.com   (172 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. Dorothy Love Coates tickets, dates
Perhaps the most underrated gospel vocalist and songwriter of fl gospel's golden age, Dorothy Love Coates represented, in the words of Craig Werner's -A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America, "the best of what the early '60s offered: a model of call and response rooted in an...
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 Various Artists: Gospel Music
In short, it’s an excellent primer on the music for anyone, and you don’t have to be in a particularly religious frame of mind to enjoy the energy that burns off this disc as it plays.
But if you simply groove on this compilation and realize that gospel music is one of the cornerstones of all American popular music, he’ll be just as happy.
Gospel Music is a great introduction to classic gospel music, but it is also a great disc to put on whenever you need a little lift, spiritually or energetically.
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 Rosie Perez | Faith Evans | James Caviezel | news : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CBS hasn't said whether it's bringing the show back in the fall, but the current move certainly invites reasonable doubt.
PASSING NOTES Gospel star Dorothy Love Coates, who influenced such R&B/gospel performers as Mavis Staples and Cissy Houston, died of heart disease Tuesday at age 74 in a Birmingham, Ala.
In addition to leading the Dorothy Love Coates singers, she appeared in the films ''The Long Walk Home'' and ''Beloved,'' in which she is shown leading a chorus of freed slaves in a spiritual.
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 Get On Board, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But no singer was more committed to her lyrics than Coates.
When she sang "If you dig one ditch you better dig two/ The trap you set just might be for you" to deep South racists, you just knew she'd fight to the death.
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 Rolling Stone : Dorothy Love Coates : Discography
Rolling Stone : Dorothy Love Coates : Discography
The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates and The Gospel...
The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates & The Original...
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 Freak Emporium - ACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Steve Cropper of the MGs was Pauling's greatest aficionado; only befitting then that he should have written some of the sleevenotes, alongside Billy Vera.
All of their King hits are here, including 'Think' and 'Dedicated To The One I Love' and we all know how famous they became in the hands of others (just don't dare mention Twatty McLean round here!).
The greatest live blues LP ever recorded by the man who has played more live shows than any other performer in his 40 years on the boards.
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 WGBH Programs
This program features the life and times of gospel singer/songwriter Dorothy Love Coates.
From her origins in Alabama to her participation in the civil rights movement, Coates had far-reaching influence on gospel, rhythm & blues, and popular music.
The best DVDs, videos, books, and more from public TV and radio.
www.wgbh.org /schedules/program-info?program_id=1945300   (74 words)

 Greatest Gospel Gems by Various Artists
The Love of God - Johnnie Taylor, The Soul Stirrers
I'm Sealed - Love Coates, Dorothy & the Original Gospel Harmonettes
An excellent 24-song sampling of '50s and '60s sacred testifying from the vaults of Specialty Records, it includes essential cuts from Dorothy Love Coates, the Swan Silvertones, and Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
www.mmguide.musicmatch.com /album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=429541   (235 words)

 Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66 by Various Artists
Swing Down, Chariot - Coates, Dorothy Love & The Original Gospel Harmonettes
Trouble in the Land Will Soon Be Over - Dorothy Love Coates
Every Day Will Be Sunday (By and By) - Coates, Dorothy Love & The Original Gospel Harmonettes
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 'Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66 [CASSETTE]' by Various Artists from The Portsmouth Chorus.
10) Trouble in the Land Will Soon Be Over [#] - Dorothy Love Coates.
Not all the featured artists fall into the strict gospel camp; nonsecular stalwarts including the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Swan Silvertones, and Dorothy Love Coats and the Original Gospel Harmonettes are sequenced alongside the likes of astonishing Bahaman guitarist Joseph Spence, the soulful Staples Singers, and Delta bluesman Son House.
The setting has a slight modifying effect on the performers, but as a documentation of the meeting of two very different communities--the older, fl, god-fearing performers and a young, white, mostly curious audience--Gospel at Newport is hard to beat.
www.theportsmouthchorus.com /music/B000000EH7   (483 words)

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