“When you talked about Rosetta Tharpe you talked about a ball of energy. This woman would come out on the stage she’d have people laughing, she’d talk to them in a way that it was almost like she was related to them. And when she finished her act, they were standing. You know, they would love this woman. And she was a lovable person. I mean she was an approachable person. Even though she was a diva too, you know, because she did play the diva role.”—Happy birthday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, godmother of rock and roll.
What Is The Soul Of Man?Sister Rosetta Tharpe
What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barely sketch the outlines of at most one tiny little part of it at any given instant.
David Foster Wallace in Oblivion: Stories
Song: “What Is The Soul of Man?” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe