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Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Up Above My Head

Go to 1:24 if you want to see a 60 year old black woman fucking shred on a guitar.. Hands down the dopest thing I’ve seen all week.

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The Five Blind Boys of Alabama – Way Down In the Hole

From The Wire season 1 opening credits.  Originally recorded by Tom Waits in 1987.  This version off the album Spirit of the Century (2001).   Some interesting stuff from the Blind Boys’ wikipedia:

The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind at Talladega, Alabama in 1939. The three main vocalists of the group and their drummer/percussionist are all blind.

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Gov’t Mule – John the Revelator

Liking this version of the classic gospel/call and response song.   Off the album Dose (1998).   Gov’t Mule – “John the Revelator

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