Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- IN COLOR!

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- IN COLOR!

Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:29 am

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Hosni

I think she is my fave bluesman. Is that blues?


pinhedz

She did blues before she was sanctified, and after she saw the light she kept on doing blues, but this blues is for the greater glory of The Lord.


Arthur Askey

Sister Rosetta played her guitar and sang the hell out of something or other blues-ish on a disused railway station just outside Manchester in 1965. I'll try and find the youtube if it exists. It was raining.

Arthur Askey

Or it might have been 1964.

Arthur Askey

Or even 1963. Yep, 1963 it was. Rosetta does Didn't It Rain



Was I there? No. But I did see the Blues & Gospel Caravan tour, of which this TV show was a spinoff, in London in - well, 1963 of course.


pinhedz

The chorus is 8-bar blues (same format at "How Long Blues").

And 8-bar blues is like 16-bar blues with the first 8 bars missing.

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Re: Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- IN COLOR!

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:32 am

Rhiannon Giddens just covered Sister Rosetta (of course Youtube makes you listen to an ad first, but that seems fair enough):


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