Dorothy Love Coates / Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes

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Two dozen stunning leftovers from the Best Of albums. The material here is less famous, but the best of it -- "Peace Be Still," "Get on Board," "These Are They," plus the many alternate takes of Coates' best-known numbers -- ranks with the finest material produced in gospel's 1950s golden age. Coates, at this point, had taken her testifying, preaching vocal style to a new height that imbues even the tracks originally tossed aside with fierce spirit and an unquenchable thirst for freedom. Anthony Heilbut's notes are an excellent combination of informative and enraptured.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:48
2
2:22
3 2:12
4
3:05
5
3:06
6
2:10
7
2:16
8
3:12
9
2:53
10
3:04
11
3:07
12
2:31
13
3:09
14
2:09
15
2:26
16 1:58
17
2:20
18
2:23
19 2:48
20
4:07
21
6:39
22
2:49
23
2:40
24 2:18
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