They don’t come much tougher than Sing Sing prison in 1972. The King of The Blues was told the inmates weren’t familiar with the genre but he and Lucille crescendo the assembly into a frenzy of belief in a few minutes. Interesting fact about King: his favourite singer was Sinatra.
The arc of passion in the blues was a kind of inversion of the need to lift and carry away that were hallmarks of Gospel and the old Negro spirituals. You can feel it in Martin Luther King’s speeches. I wonder if the death of holy rhythm was the death of black America’s ascendancy.
Great get C.L.
The best Blues Gospel singer was Elvis Presley.
Here is Muddy Waters in Copenhagen Jazz Festival 1968.
I love Muddy.
Well there goes my day.
Just started his ‘The Complete Gospel Series” on YouTube.
Nobody will beat Albertina Walker or Mahalia Jackson in the gospel stakes
ok…. I give in.