Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didn’t It Rain – YouTube

This is the gospel blues! Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a great guitar player and singer, shown here in great form. Check her out playing her Gibson SG with the side-moving vibrato arm. I could only hope to play with such conviction.

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