Steve Huey from AllMusic selected the song as one of the best tracks on Labelle's 1995 compilation Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and Labelle .  Critic Robert Christgau described it as "great synthetic French-quarter raunch." 
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And oh, hear my call and hold, hold my
Hold my hand, Jesus, lest I fall
Oh, take my hand, precious Lord
And lead me, lead me on
But it was Love is the Message, the Message is Death that finally made the art world embrace Jafa and Jafa embrace it back. Following the film’s debut at Gavin Brown’s Harlem space in November 2016, it went on to show at MOCA Los Angeles , the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, ., the Vinyl Factory and the Serpentine Galleries and Store Studios in London, and New York’s Met Breuer, which then purchased the work. It is institutional recognition of his larger project, one that has the potential to permanently shift American culture—recognition that is long overdue.