Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Holy Rollers, Rock 'n' Rollers, and the Birth of Rock Music
7 Apr 2013 // 6:14 PM

While today rock is ubiquitous, few of us really understand the nuts and bolts of rock’s beginnings and especially not of rock’s crucial debt to the so-called "holy rollers" of the Pentecostal church. That Pentecostal-rock connection is a key to understanding what makes rock 'n' roll what it is.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe got rock rolling long before Elvis
26 Feb 2007 // 2:59 PM

The late, great Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a one-of-a-kind pioneer of 20th-century American music.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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