Reader Comments for Dorothy Love-Coates: Gospel Roots - Remembering a great gospel matriarch

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Posted by Linda F Jasper in Islip, NY @ 22:37 on Aug 30 2010

Dot Love was the "best". The deliverance she gave when she "ministered" her message in song can not be compared with any other Gospel singer. She was anointed and Spirit-filled and knew her Bible better than most preachers. She still lives on in our hearts and will always be remebered. I know she is somewhere in Heaven ....She told us many years ago that "You can't crown Him til I get there". She did not get the recognition she deserved in this life. but I truly believe her legacy will speak for itself...she said, "I got Jesus and that's enough".



Posted by ADRiley in California @ 02:57 on Aug 2 2010

I'm looking for a song,sang i beleive by Dorothy love coates that part of the lyrics are
When i cross over to the Heavenly Land
Shout all over, Join the heavenly band
chorus
I'll be so glad, i'll be so glad, i'll be so glad...when i've made it in.



Posted by George W. Stewart in Birmingham,AL @ 06:10 on Jul 22 2009

The Original Gospel Harmonettes will forever be recoginized as one of the premiere gospel groups of ALL times.They were 2007 American Gospel Quartet Convention Hall Of Fame Inductees.

Our hearts are sadden with the recent passing of the acknowledged Original Gospel Harmonettes' visionary,Mrs. Mildred Howard.We will certainly celebrate her homegoing on Wednesday,July 22,2009 with the remaining founding member Mrs.Evelyn Hardy.



Posted by jerry todman in maryland @ 15:54 on May 29 2009

i saw mrs. mildred singing a song on youtube,,, born again. can i finf those songs on cd,,, & what is the name of the cd.


Reply by Pastor Darren C. All in Gardendale (Birmingham), AL @ 02:14 on Jul 19 2009

Mildred Howard, a member of the Original Gospel Harmonettes of Birmingham, died Sunday July 12, 2009) in Cincinnati.

LaTressa Cobb, a niece of Mrs. Howard, said Mrs. Howard had moved from Birmingham to Cincinnati about five years ago. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arrington Funeral Home, and a service probably will be held next week at Mrs. Howard's home church, Trinity Baptist Church in Birmingham, Cobb said.

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Posted by Sylvia B. Tapp in Evansville, IN @ 21:53 on Mar 5 2009

I love all her music as well she is truly missed. I am also looking for the meaning of the words "winding chain" what does that mean? Can anyone help me?



Reply by phil taylor in ny @ 08:28 on Mar 25 2012

well its been 3 full years... i hope you're still interested because i had the same question. the only thing i could figure is that winding chain refered to the winding chain in an old clock. so perhaps winding chain in songs refers to what keeps you going. what do you think?

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Reply by Pastor Sallie in Lafayette, Louisiana @ 06:28 on Nov 10 2009

I hope someone will respond; I have been trying to find this out for years also - "winding chain" Really loved dorothy Love Coates since my childhood. I, too, wish she had received greater wide-spread recognition.

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Posted by Dave Wichmann in London @ 00:20 on Sep 16 2008

Dorothy Love Coates was in my humble opinion the greatest female singer of all time. Her phrasing and timing were uniquely soulful.
She was also a great composer. My favorites, Strange Man, That's Enough and Calvary are three of the best gospel songs ever written. The Reverend Herbert Brewster once said that a gospel song should be "Bible-based and Christ-centred"; Dorothy adds a uniquely personal testimony to each song as well. I would loved to have met her. I saw her interviewed once for a UK TV documentary and she came across as the clever, wise and charming lady I expected.



Posted by Tim Caffey in Port St. Lucie Florida @ 22:03 on Mar 21 2008

I am the nephew of the Legendary Dorothy Love Coates. Lillian McGriff (Caffey) was my mother and Aunt Dorothy sister. I wanted to personally thank everyone for the wonderful comments on behalf of the Family. I agree she did not get her justice monetarily but sprit wise she was a millionaire! Aunt Dorothy will live on forever in our hearts, minds and songs. Now she can truly sang EVERY DAY WILL BE SUNDAY!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!


Reply by G. Wooden in Tampa, FL @ 02:10 on Apr 27 2010

Please accept my sincere sympathy as I am a BIG fan of Mrs. Dorothy Love Coates. However, I am trying to locate an album/CD/cassette by the title of "A better Way." Thank you for assisting me with locating this beloved music.

God Bless!

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Posted by gary smith in passaic nj @ 22:16 on Feb 11 2007

DOROTHY LOVE COATES WAS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GOSPEL SINGER,.NOBODY DOES IT OR DID IT LIKE DOT..I TALKED TO HER OFTEN ..SAW HER PERFORM NUMEROUS TIMES. THANK GOD I HAVE HOURS OF HER ON VIDEO TO PERPETUATE HER MEMORY. HER 'GIRLS" THE HARMONETTES OR HER SINGERS ALWAYS SHOWED UP AND SHOWED OUT. I MISS HER EARTHLY PRESENCE VERY MUCH,BUT THANK GOD SHE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER..


Reply by Jeffrey Polk in Augusta Georgia @ 05:31 on Dec 6 2007

I agree with these comments. I was upset when I found out that Ms Love Coates had passed. Her passing went unknown to most of her fans. I ran across it over the internet. I cried. This lady gave me so much advice about gospel music. It did not matter to her that I was just a kid with a lot of questions. She was never rude to me when I called. I got a chance to see her in Washington DC in 2001 (Thank God) and I will never forget her. The mike system was messed up, but Dorothy kept on singing until the spirit came in the place. Her husband had died and so had her sister. She had just been released from the hospital, yet she came anyway. There will never be another Dorothy Love Coates. Shame on you people that overlooked her, even in her death! She had Jesus, and "That's enough."

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Posted by brenda locketts in new orleans louisiana @ 10:19 on Feb 7 2007

I WAS SHOCK TO HEAR THAT DOROTHY HAD DIED SHE WAS MY VERY FAVORITE GOSPEL SINGER I learn of her death on the internet. IT IS A SHAME THAT SHE DIDN'T GET HER JUST DUE, BUT THAT ALRIGHT SHE IS SINGING IN HEAVEN



Posted by kevin risby in brooklyn,new york @ 21:43 on Aug 11 2006

along with the late ruth davis, dot love ushered in the hard singing for women, before those 2 gospel titans, the women sang rather sweetly, but dot and ruth quickly changed all if that. and gospel was never the same.



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