Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sun Nov 21 18:06:04 EST 2004
In follow up to my prior email about Sister Rosetta & the Delta Cultural
Center in Helena Arkansas, here is a link to the webpage about the
Center's "Delta Sounds Room" which mentions Sister Rosetta in the
context of the gospel displays in that room.
>Sister Roseta Tharpe:
>Really hit home when I was a kid Mahalia Jackson And sister Rosetta Tharpe
>was the only ones I remember as playing church music that sound like blues
>What shocks me more now reading this article is Rosetta was Born in Cotton
>Plant Arkansas That's where I was Born Whats even more Shocking that Lucky
>Millinder First name is my Dad first name Lucius Now I got to talk to my
>reltives that live in Cotton plant Newport & Brinkley.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve Edmonson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 11:19 AM
>Subject: Re: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
>>Thanks for putting up the Video, and for giving us a heads-up on the L.
>>It was a treat to see and hear. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the
>>favorites in our household when I was growing up. We had lots of her
>>78's, but then we lost all of them in a flood. I have replaced much of
>>what we lost, but had only seen very short clips of Sister Rosetta until
>>now. I never got to see her live. My mother and grandmother used to
>>rave about her live shows, now I know what they were talking about!
>>They had pretty good taste, their other favorites were Bessie Smith and
>>The Jackie Payne-Steve Edmonson Band
>>P.W. Fenton wrote:
>>>Our profile of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
>>>(http://BluesLand.Net/thang/tharpe.html) has for some time offered an
>>>clip of Tharpe singing "Down By The Riverside". I am happy to announce
>>>that you now can see a video clip, in living Black & White, of that very
>>>same performance. If you have a slower connection, just right click
>>>choose "save target as...". It's worth the time it'll take to
>>>see her play that rockin' guitar solo.
>>>New Port Richey, FL
>>>http://BluesLand.Net - A comprehensive network of Blues related
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