I love oldtime black gospel; when I’m in the house alone, I’ll put on a couple of CDs and crank it loud and lose myself in the power and the glory. Gospel provided the foundation of soul music, jazz, blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll, but none of those genres ever outshines the original form.
Some of the best of the archival material was collected and made available by the Smithsonian, such as this piece. Those of you who know your Dylan will recognize it immediately.
But here’s a song more apropos of this rainy Friday, by the inimitable Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Didn’t it rain, didn’t it rain. If this don’t get your spirit and your feet moving, call the coroner cuz you dead.