Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain

Here she is, Sister Rosetta Tharpe!  Born in the South, then moved with her family to Chicago in the late 1920's she began performing at age 4. Although Chuck Berry is widely credited as bringing on the Rock & Roll music movement, it is quite clear who coined all those cool guitar licks long before...I've even heard Sister Rosetta scooted across the stage while playing her electric guitar with an entire gospel choir behind her. Now that's some footage I'd love to see. Yet another virtuoso female musical pioneer. Drink it up!

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