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Great Vintage Blues #1: Sister Rosetta

Among its other fine qualities, YouTube has been a gold mine for people who, like me, love finding gems of yesterday's pop culture. I'm a particular fan of vintage blues songs (1960s and earlier), and after spending some time surfing around what's available online I've decided to start a weekly showcase of some of my favorites. Starting things off: Gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the early masters of the electric guitar, kicking enormous amounts of ass on "Down By The Riverside."

Fans of the movie Amelie might also remember seeing a snippet of the following song, "Up Above My Head."