It's always a good time to listen to some Sister Rosetta Tharpe
. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday that she had been inducted into the Hall's "Influences" category.
Of course, the Cotton Plant native was already a one-of-a-kind legend, induction or no. There wouldn't be
rock & roll or a hall to celebrate it without prime movers like Tharpe.
Think I know I'll be playing this afternoon.
p.s. Stephanie Smittle offered some thoughts
on Tharpe over at the Rock Candy blog last October when she was first nominated for the honor.