Monday, May 22, 2017
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
I knew her only as a name when I was young. A kind of show-off name, indicating that one was really knowledgeable about early rock 'n roll. I don't think I heard her mentioned in my Jesus Freak days, though you'd think she would have been in a Larry Norman or Phil Keaggy context. I didn't know any more of her until a few years ago, when I happened upon the 1964 "Didn't It Rain" in an English train station. I saw immediately that she was one of those seminal rockers. There are four parts to the documentary, of which the above is the first.
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 3:40 PM