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There's a doc on this Friday on BBC FOUR television about Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
The producer, Mick Csaky, was interviewed this morning on The Today Programme by none other than James "any excuse to fill 30 seconds with warbling" Naughtie. Poor old Jim must have been stitched up to do this interview because he "does" music and yet clearly had no interest in the subject matter. When Csaky tried to explain her influence on rock and roll Jim swiftly moved the discussion on. Not only that but Jim had forgotten that the programme goes out on Friday and not tonight (Tuesday). It was one of the worst interviews I've heard on Today, which is saying something.
Good job he didn't call him a cunt, then. :biggrin:
there is a thead on this on World Music.
Given the BBC's recent take on "old ladies" it's a wonder Sister Rosetta even made it to air!
Why didn't they get Peaches G to overdub?
The Today programme - unmissable. Except when you can.
Was this programme any good?
A year or two ago I bought a Chris Barber CD with Sister Rosetta singing a sequence of hymns/spirituals in Manchester '57. She sings with as much force of joy as anyone I can recall. And - in the un-miked and therefore barely audible background of Everytime I Feel the Spirit - seems to be doing something equally vigorous and unlikely on electric guitar.
I can't bear the Today Programme. John Humphries is - IMO - a fool.
You haven't lived unless you've seen Sister Rosetta play the Wilbraham Road Station*, Platform 1 gig ..
I have a spare ticket
* Chorlton Cum Hardy
You haven't lived unless you've seen Sister Rosetta playing the Chorlton Station Platform 1 gig ...
Is it too late for me to do that?
I'd love to live before I die.
Just get on board The Halleluja Train ...
Quality - I love that bit film - someone filming their B&W TV - where did that technology go?....and here she is from an earlier age - great camera work here too!
You haven't lived unless you've seen Sister Rosetta play the Wilbraham Road Station*, Platform 1 gig ... I have a spare ticket
Phil, Just get on board The Halleluja Train ...
I got on board and was transported! What a woman!
You were quite right, Paul, I hadn't lived till now.
That performance is wonderful beyond words imo, Sister Rosetta changing her planned song to that number after
a sudden downpour ! I wasn't one of the blessed souls in that audience but I was there when The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
played Morecambe Station some years later ( early 90's ) Again, words are not adequate ...
Yes, it is excellent. I love it. Here is the one with the entry:
Have any message boarders spoken to anyone who was there? It would be great to hear peoples' memories.
Some links for you follow !
Bloody trainspotters ... :smiley:
Someone else who wants to know more !
Johnnie Hamp, the producer of the show
Thanks Paul - I know I'm going to enjoy them - Lat. :smiley:
Here's Muddy from the same gig, I assume - starts off a bit faded but a crackin' tune.
One of the commenters below claims to have been there but doesn't say much 'cept Didn't it Rain!
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