It started with Shirley Caesar’s epic Gospel song “Hold My Mule”. Then Atlanta remixer DJ Suede got ahold of it and turned it into an ode to Holiday eating.
Now that remix is climbing up the Billboard charts, and now the 78-year-old Caesar stands to make around a quarter-of-a-million dollars in new royalties.
Shirley says she’s thrilled about her song’s resurgence – but as an ordained minister, isn’t all that crazy about some of the dance moves some people are doing to it. Well, it is impossible to sit still through it.