As much as I love Martha, the true, lasting love of my life has been the late, great Izora Armstead, Martha's one time singing partner.
I used to call Izora the "brick- breaker" because her voice could shatter concrete! I've had the pleasure of seeing Martha and Izora perform live in concert twice. I was left spiritually and sonically devastated both times and never recovered.
I deeply respect the fact that these women never truly left gospel, even in the heyday of their dance club success.
Martha and Izora: the real deal. As Sylvester used to say: "Your ear would have to be in your foot to not be able to hear that these women can sang!"
I would add that anybody not feeling these girls need to "...buy a coffin and lay their dead ass down!"