Margie Alexander ~ Gotta Get A Hold On Me 1977 Funky Purrfection Version

"Gotta Get A Hold On Me" is a funky joint sung by Margie Alexander with a sass about the ins and outs of love. She was born Marjorie Lucille Alexander on October 11, 1948 in Carrolltown, Georgia taking part in gospel choirs at an early age. A move to Los Angeles in the mid sixties led to joining the Gospel Crusaders. She returned back home to Georgia and met Clarence Carter who invited her to join him on tour as a backing vocalist. After a few gigs, he went into the studio with her to record "Can I Be Your Main Thing" that was released by Atlantic Records in 1971. Carter brought her to his own Future Stars label to record "Keep On Searching". Margie moved to Chicago in the early 70's and continued to release more music, 1976's "It's Worth A Whippin'" followed by "Gotta Get A Hold On Me" b/w "What'cha Tryin' To Do To Me" in 1977. Her raucously edged gospel trained vocals kept improving with each release until she returned to gospel after the release of "Blue Vibrations" in 1984. Her last waxing was for the Atlanta's Soul Potion gospel label which released "God Is In Control" in 1992. Margie passed from this world on March 26, 2013.