Lula Collins is something of a mystery, and so far I’ve failed to find too many definitive details about this powerful vocalist. What I do know, however, is that she was recording and in the mid-1970’s, releasing about three LP’s and a handful of 45’s throughout this decade.
Her deep-gospel soul, handed down from the southern sounds of Sam Cooke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Aretha Franklin, possesses a potency that reaches right into the core. Her voice is like a million feathers, weighty in its delivery, yet smooth and textured as it touches the senses with soft power! Her voice is mighty!
Today’s song is taken from her second (VERY beautiful) LP, The Delta Gospel Queen, which was issued in 1977 on the South Carolina-based gospel label, HSE Records. Hold Out Keep the Faith is one of her more delicate offerings and demonstrates the craft of her vocals perfectly. As every fluid note pours out into this sonic vessel of raw soul, I feel myself melting into her grace…she’s magic!!!