The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates & The Original...
Released: Jan 1991
Label: Fantasy Records
With Dorothy Love Coates' lung-busting power, superb piano playing courtesy of one Evelyn Starks, and backing singers who each has her own distinctive style, The Original Gospel Harmonettes were an oft-imitated gospel group in the burgeoning scene of the '50s. This collection gives a good illustration of why, from the Coates-written classic "Ninety-Nine and a Half" to the blown-out intensity of "These Are They" to the possibly most rocking gospel song ever, "Get Away Jordan." The Harmonettes essentially define this golden age of gospel that was a major influence on rock 'n' roll.