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fenderlust:

Willie Mae “Big Mama Thornton (1926–1984

fenderlust:

Willie Mae “Big Mama Thornton (1926–1984

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classicladiesofcolor:

Bessie Smith

classicladiesofcolor:

Bessie Smith

(Source: collectorsweekly.com)


Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing in the early 1940s. Photo taken by Charles Peterson.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing in the early 1940s. Photo taken by Charles Peterson.

(Source: fallsonamemory, via salsmineo)

"One of the most amazing things that I discovered when I was doing my research was a review of a performance of hers in England in 1970 compared her to a blacked-up Elvis in drag. And what’s so astonishing to me was the fact that history was already being rewritten - when in fact Rosetta Tharpe had been influential to Elvis Presley. The way that we remember or forget is not just about the natural passage of time, it’s also a social process. And forgetting takes place through discrete repeated acts of forgetting, [and] that process happens especially to black women performers in the musical world."

-Prof. Gale Wald on Sister Rosetta Tharpe

(Source: tropicaltrash, via haroldlloyds)

classicladiesofcolor:

Blues singer Ada Brown

classicladiesofcolor:

Blues singer Ada Brown

(Source: Wikipedia)

classicladiesofcolor:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

classicladiesofcolor:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

(Source: last.fm)

 Nina Simone, c. 1959

(Source: salsmineo, via thenormadesmond)

classicladiesofcolor:

Blues musician, Memphis Minnie

classicladiesofcolor:

Blues musician, Memphis Minnie

(Source: memphismusichalloffame.com)

Son House — Grinnin’ in Your Face



 (Source: deforest)Son House — Grinnin’ in Your Face



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Son House — Grinnin’ in Your Face

(Source: deforest)

earwormwax:

Artist: Buddy Moss
From: Atlanta, Ga by way of Jewell, Ga
One of the most influential Blues guitarist at the peak of the Atlanta Blues era.

earwormwax:

Artist: Buddy Moss

From: Atlanta, Ga by way of Jewell, Ga

One of the most influential Blues guitarist at the peak of the Atlanta Blues era.

(Source: earwormwax, via jazzrelatedstuff)