Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

Medicine for the soul - stop your web-browsing and watch this now!



There doesn't seem to be a clear indication of when this was filmed - early-to-mid-60's I'd guess. Many thanks to Pok for bringing Sister Rosetta to my attention (an auto mechanic in his neighbourhood mentioned her, just after he'd read about her in Joe Boyd's White Bicycles)

2 Comments:

Blogger moochy4ro said...

Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I love it.
It hasn't been used in an advert has it? I recognise it for some reason. Maybe it just sounds like the sort of thing that would be in a tv advert for Orange or something.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Matthew Watkins said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this got used in advertising, but I really hope it hasn't (and never will be).

Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" got used in a Volkswagen advert, I believe, which is really disappointing (not his fault, obviously) - but then, this brought his music to a huge audience, so perhaps the spirit of the music is using capitalism to propagate itself, rather than vice versa.

Thinking about this, I have a vague memory of Gil Scott Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (or something obviously based on it) being used to advertise Coca-Cola...

12:01 AM  

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