Lunch Break: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Didn’t It Rain”

I feel like a stupid ignorant fuck, having lived nearly 65 years, being a music junkie, and having never heard of Sister Rosetta Tharpe till a couple of days ago, but I got a link to some of her stuff via my weekly NPR music email push, and there she was.

Not much I can say but, “wow.”

Check this out and you will see what I mean. Swear to fucking god.

 

4 thoughts on “Lunch Break: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Didn’t It Rain”

  1. People have been posting this on my Facebook page for years but before that I hadn’t heard her either. The guitar is a Guild, I’m pretty sure.

    I too was at that show but must report, sadly, that she was wearing a wig. Or else she was Barry White in drag.

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