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Rosetta Tharpe

Today’s post isn’t so much about one song. It’s really about a musical force of Nature – Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She is brand new to me. But she seems too forceful, too full of musical life to ignore. A voice made of power and muscle and devotion. She came out of the gospel tradition which seems obvious, but the electric guitar?  That was pretty rad for her time. This is a longish piece, but I think you will be happy to watch the entire thing.

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