awsome geetar lady!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by rosemary, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2008
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe... WOW

    Wish i had known about her sooner

    [ame=""]YouTube - Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head[/ame]

    [ame=""]YouTube - Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By the Riverside[/ame]
  2. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    How cool is she! - nice one Rosemary
  3. simesky

    simesky Electromatic

    Nov 17, 2010
    oh my God! Instant goosebumps - check. Coolest thing ever - check. I mean, think about the context of this...
  4. sandiego6120

    sandiego6120 Gretschie

    Jul 5, 2009
    San Diego
    That is wild. Has anyone seen a female guitarist like this of this generation??? Not me...
  5. Drewgrass

    Drewgrass Country Gent

    Dec 20, 2009
    Teesside ENGLAND
    Great guitar player and entertainer.
    She was also a Gretsch player!
    Rosettea Tharpe was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2007.

    Attached Files:

  6. Jukebox

    Jukebox Gretschified

    Jun 2, 2008
    If you use the search button, you will find that there is another thread about her, with a little more info about her.
  7. Rockin'Teacher

    Rockin'Teacher Gretschie

    Apr 4, 2010
    Yikes! She makes me want to practice more - what a guitarist! what a guitar! :D
  8. Stingker

    Stingker Country Gent

    Aug 31, 2010
    WOW!!! :) :) :) :) !!!

    Thank You 'Rosemary' - !!!!!!

    I've just Fallen In Love (Again)!!!!

    She's my latest Greatest Icon!!!!!!

    I Love the Spirit of the Reality of 'Up Above My Head, There's Music Everywhere,' and especially, '... and I Really Do Believe, Joy Somewhere!'

    She Knows the Joyful Spirit of Life ITSELF!!!

    My Good Friend, Diane, pointed out she likes to hear the sound of the seagulls around us, as they're flying around after the Autumn Rain. She said, 'They sound so Happy!'

    It reminds me of hearing the gulls calling to each other as they played their kind of 'Hide'n'Seek,' as they flew low and disappear from each other in the troughs of the waves, clearly just Playing Around and Havin' Fun!

    Yes, 'I Really Do Believe Up Above My Head, ....' and all the Rest.

    That's what I call, 'Rock'n'Roll'!!! - What an Inspiration!!!

    That's what I call 'Playin' from the Heart!' - and not the head!

    Thank You, Rosemary!

  9. Stingker

    Stingker Country Gent

    Aug 31, 2010
    Thank you Drewgrass, for the photo!

    Wow, How I'd Love to get a large framed poster of this pic on my living room wall! :) :) :) :)

  10. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2008
    stingker im so happy you enjoyed it!!

    im glad you guys liked it. cool to see that she was a gretschy too :) and how about that TONE??? love it!!!
  11. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2008
    that would be me! lol j/k i wish
  12. Drewgrass

    Drewgrass Country Gent

    Dec 20, 2009
    Teesside ENGLAND
    Great thumb pick picking technique. Seen here in more detail.
  13. Strummerson

    Strummerson Country Gent

    Jul 15, 2010
    Ann Arbor
  14. RockingMatt

    RockingMatt Country Gent

    Jun 3, 2010
    Landstuhl, Germany
    hey rosemary, very nice video, i like her playing, even with the SG!

  15. Big Burly

    Big Burly Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2009
    She had some sweet, hairy tone on that SG Custom!

    Her playing on the Barney Kessel Gibby was nifty too.
  16. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2008
    thanks matt :)
  17. Stingker

    Stingker Country Gent

    Aug 31, 2010
    Drewgrass, You've got a Cool Knack for coming up with Great Videos!

    Thanks for the second vid of Sister Rosetta!

    Much Appreciated! :)

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  18. Bill C.

    Bill C. Electromatic

    Oct 29, 2008
    My introduction to her was in the 60s on this album.


    I remember when those videos appeared on YouTube.

    Thanks for posting. She never gets old and I always get goosebumps. Got 'em playing the vids just now.

    Her life story is fascinating. There used to be, maybe still is, quite a bit of information on her on the web. She did a wedding (hers) concert at Griffith Stadium in 1951, complete with an extravagant fireworks display. One estimate had it at 22,000 people (it is said 30,000 more would have come except for the snarled traffic). Read the details (really, something else) here:

    Johnny Cash said she was his favorite singer when he was a child when he gave his induction speech at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. After his passing, Larry King asked his daughter, Rosanne Cash, who her father’s favorite singer was. She answered Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  19. gigatron

    gigatron Country Gent

    Oct 9, 2008
    Thanks for posting that. Good stuff!
  20. HHudson

    HHudson Synchromatic

    Jan 10, 2010
    'Yurp, pro tempore Germany
    Hi sandiego6120,
    Sister Rosetta certainly is moving and inspiring, I really wish we were able to receive BBC4 here.

    If you are or others interested in female blues guitarists, here are some links to four of the women highlighted on Sue Foley's "Blues Guitar Women" who you might also enjoy. It's more in the acoustic vein, but you might enjoy them as well. I only have access to a small portion of their clips on YT ("is not available in your country"), but you should be able to access a lot more. I'll add them as links instead of embedded.
    [ok that didn't work, they were auto embedded :eek: ]

    Precious Bryant born 1942
    "Black Rat Swing" [ame=""]YouTube - Precious Bryant - "Black Rat Swing"[/ame]

    Etta Baker 1913-2006
    Carolina Breakdown [ame=""]YouTube - ETTA BAKER - Carolina Breakdown (Ragtime Guitar Legend)[/ame]
    Interview 1: Etta Baker [ame=""]YouTube - David Holt Interview: Etta Baker Piedmont Blues[/ame]
    Interview 2: [ame=""]YouTube - David Holt Interviews Etta Baker again[/ame]
    Etta Baker Teaches On The Other Hand Baby [ame=""]YouTube - Etta Baker Teaches On The Other Hand Baby[/ame]

    Jessie Mae Hemphill 1923-2006
    I'm So Glad [ame=""]YouTube - I'm So Glad by Jessie Mae Hemphill[/ame]

    Memphis Minnie 1897-1973
    Kissing In The Dark [ame=""]YouTube - Memphis Minnie - Kissing In The Dark[/ame]
    I'm Not A Bad Girl [ame=""]YouTube - 'I'm Not A Bad Girl' MEMPHIS MINNIE (1941) Memphis Blues Guitar Legend[/ame]

    Power house Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton didn't play the guitar, but she did play drums & harp ;). Down Home Shakedown
    [ame=""]YouTube - Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton & Dr Ross[/ame]
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