“You put your money on yours and I’ll bet on mine
We’ll let the score be kept by nature and time
And we’ll see who comes out a winner at the finishing line.”
Time for some Sunday morning, post-Derby testimonial. You want a stairway to heaven? Step off that Zeppelin shit and come correct with Birmingham native Dorothy Love Coates and her Original Gospel Harmonettes. This is a woman so powerful she made Little Richard shut up and take notes in the early 1950s. I love her “Don’t F with me” face on both the screen capture above and at the :52-:54 mark. Bold.
From the same 1968 performance, here’s “I’m Just Holding On.” Thanks to Elliott McPherson of the Dexateens for linking to this on his Facebook page and kickstarting this AM’s glorious DLC run.
Dorothy Love-Coates – I’m Just Holding On