Wonderful, the are of the best. Elder Stewart this is a nice website. The selection of music is just absolutely off the chain for Jesus. Thanks again to you and your committee for the though of recognization at the convention. Looks like it was very nice, hopefully if God allows it I make a couple of days in 2011.
TMy Girls, he Housewrecker of course... Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes
Dorothy Love Coates sang with such spirit that the group members would have to lead her back to the stage— James Brown later incorporated this into make his act in the 1960s, but which was genuine in Love's case. She also took over the role, of preacher/narrator, with sharp talk from the stage of the evil she saw in the church and in the world.
During 1959 to 1961, she was active in the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She told church audiences, "The Lord has blessed our going out and our coming in. He's blessed our sitting in, too." While other gospel artists were slow to address political issues. She spoke out against the war in Vietnam, racism and other issues. Hands down Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes used their gifts not only to bless others but to be a voice for the people.
God bless the legacy they left behind! True, true, true Hall of Famers! There will never be another Dot.
So would I!
Ms. Maggie is one of the TRUE storytellers and I don't think there's ever been another group that echoess the lines of the story like the Ingramettes. They are one of the few groups that have a style that simply cannot be duplicated. Why not honor this living legend?
What about it?
Elijah Bradford said:
I would love to see Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes inducted.
Jwalker started playing music when he was 9 years old. His father was a local Church Pastor and started bringing musical equipment home for his two son's to play. First it was guitar then after 6 months he was introduced to the bass guitar. 1 year later his father brought home the grand prize, a 61 key Fender Rhodes Piano. Using his knowledge of chord changes and bass-lines he began playing the rhodes with great skill. In his 1st year of practicing, J was blessed every…
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