On Doing Things Right Four or Five Times (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)

The discovery of this swinging video is the result of thinking about James Baldwin. He has a novel, Just Above My Head, whose title naturally makes one want to look at Sister Rosetta Tharpe, that great, possibly rock guitarist.

My favorite YouTube comment of all time is on her Strange Things Happening Every Day. “If it were not for the Church of God in Christ, there would be no rock and roll as we now know it.” But this is blues.

Axé.

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