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magictransistor:

Alan Lomax. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter. 1935.

magictransistor:

Alan Lomax. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter. 1935.

Sometimes I live in the country,  Sometimes I live in town,  Sometimes I take a great notion  To jump in the river and drown



 (Source: ohheybill, via deforest)Sometimes I live in the country,  Sometimes I live in town,  Sometimes I take a great notion  To jump in the river and drown



 (Source: ohheybill, via deforest)

Sometimes I live in the country, 
Sometimes I live in town, 
Sometimes I take a great notion 
To jump in the river and drown

(Source: ohheybill, via deforest)

(Source: saltypeople, via deforest)(Source: saltypeople, via deforest)

(Source: saltypeople, via deforest)

lifelessnostalgia:

B.B. King performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 6th, 1969.

lifelessnostalgia:

B.B. King performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 6th, 1969.

fenderlust:

Willie Mae “Big Mama Thornton (1926–1984

fenderlust:

Willie Mae “Big Mama Thornton (1926–1984

(via alexanderhamiltonisthebottom)

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 harrybelafontes)

"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)