Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Classics ... Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Today's Delancey Place points to a video/audio clip of Sister Rosetta Tharpe playing "Up Above My Head."
"Sister Rosetta Tharpe, viewed by some as the first rock and roll guitarist. Tharpe first gained widespread attention performing in Barney Josephson's Café Society, a New York City nightclub, in the late 1930s and early 1940s."

excerpt from
Barney Josephson with Terry Trilling-Josephson, Café Society, University of Illinois Press, Copyright 2009 by Terry Trilling-Josephson, pp. 113-114.

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