Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Devil's Music

The Devil Has Thrown Him Down by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sometime around 1943, at a time when Sister Rosetta was turning her attention away from gospel and more towards secular music - a move that caused her to be ostracised from her local and wider Christian community - she recorded this little beauty. Far be it from me to suggest that Sister Rosetta ever conspired or collaborated with Lucifer, but let's face it - Robert Johnson got his guitar-playing talent by selling his soul. 'The Sister' was easily the best guitarist of her era, and one of the very best of all-time. Coincidence? I should end this series now really, it doesn't get much better than this...



  1. Fantastic and as you say a superb guitarist

  2. Was it you a while that had the video clip of her playing at an abandoned train station in the early '60s for television? That was amazing, just as this song is too. You're right, this will be tough to top, but I think you should keep giving it a go... and the devil didn't make me say that.

    1. Ah, you mean this: