TORONTO – Feb. 24, 2021 – PRLog — Sonorous Records Inc. is pleased to announce the first title to be released under the Legacy Gospel Series. Previously unreleased original music by the Gospel Harmonettes slated to come out the first week of March. Each track has been remastered and digitally enhanced to preserve the sound and quality of the original recording. Mr. Kevin Gibson of Electric Dreams in Welland Ontario has been instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the original recordings.
The Gospel Harmonettes had achieved some fame in an early appearance when the National Baptists Convention came to Birmingham in 1940. The group first recorded for RCA in 1949, but without Dorothy Love, after appearing on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts television program. Dorothy was the driving force behind the groups success, both on record and in person.
Dorothy Love, later Dorothy Love Coates became in the Civil Rights Movement working with Martin Luther King Jr. While other gospel artists were slow to address political issues head-on, Coates spoke out against the war in Vietnam, racism and other evils. She recorded both individually and with the group. Coates reformed the Harmonettes in 1961 and they were disbanded a decade later.
Sonorous Records is an Independent record label. Offering full service benefits in partnership with Ingrooves Music Group and UMG. Owner of the venerable HOB (House of Beauty) catalogue featuring recordings of James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and other great gospel artists. Established in 2011, we work with established artists as well as rising independent artists in all genres seeking to break into the major scene.