Tag Archives: blues

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

For those of you interested in old blues, Negro Spirituals, etc., I just now (!) found out about Sister Rosetta Tharpe while cruising Youtube.

Joking at her piano player while probably making up lyrics, ripping on a brand new electric guitar, and asking the audience if they remember her –remember, this is obviously the folk revival days in the video. But the best part is around one minute in when the audience starts to clap along and she raises her finger like “SILENCE HONKIES!”

Closest thing I ever got to something like this was about 10 years ago when I got to go to a show put on by Friends of Negro Spirituals in Oakland. A very old Odetta played in this church. It was transcendent, to say the least.

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Slaver Empire poems now on Wattpad

The poems that comprise Negro’s zine Imperio esclavista / Slaver Empire are now available to read online at Wattpad. The poems mock the prison industry, real estate agents and other oppressors, and are intended for YOU to adapt them to your music! Have fun!

http://www.wattpad.com/story/33630186-imperio-esclavista-slaver-empire