Some of y’all may already know about Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I didn’t, until I kind of stumbled across her a few weeks ago. Later, I was telling some of our friends about her when one of the guys there said that he had recently caught a episode of American Masters that was all about her.
How great is that?
She’s the Godmother of Rock and Roll, y’all. Every music lover should know about her.
She influenced Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Chuck Berry…
Watch this — and be sure to listen to her playing starting at the 1:34 mark.