Monday, May 19, 2008
Remembering Dottie Rambo
Dottie Rambo was one of my earliest influences in gospel music. I remember playing her music at my very first radio station in Toledo in the late seventies. I just loved "I Go To The Rock." She has penned so many songs through the years. Dottie passed away on May 11th in a bus wreck in Missouri. She was seventy-four. Obviously, I am saddened by this.
One of my favorite songs she recorded was to the tune of Londonderry Air called, "He Looked Beyond My Faults." Next to that one, my other favorite has to be "For What Earthly Reason." However, it's difficult to narrow down just a couple of tunes. She has written so many wonderful favorites throughout the years.
Dottie is now with the Lord. Even though she will not be singing anymore on this earth, her songs will live on to those of us still here. She is now with the Lord that she had sung about for so many years. She will be missed. Below is a sample of her song, "For What Earthly Reason." I don't have Dottie's version, but I've included Janet Paschal's wonderful version of this song. May the peace of Christ be with you all.
For What Earthly Reason