Sister Rosetta Tharpe – gospel music’s first superstar, the godmother of rock and roll, “the original soul sister,” reconstructionist – waiting for The Blues Train in Chorlton, 1963.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – gospel music’s first superstar, the godmother of rock and roll, “the original soul sister,” reconstructionist – waiting for The Blues Train in Chorlton, 1963.

Big Mama Thornton and The Muddy Waters Blues Band with James Cotton standing behind Muddy

Big Mama Thornton and The Muddy Waters Blues Band with James Cotton standing behind Muddy

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Grand Canyon National Park Poster

Grand Canyon National Park Poster

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Buddy Guy by Paul Sachtleben

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy by Paul Sachtleben

Jimi Hendrix with his first electric guitar in Seattle, 1957.

Jimi Hendrix with his first electric guitar in Seattle, 1957.

Elmore James & Sonny Boy Williamson

Elmore James & Sonny Boy Williamson

Lightnin Hopkins

Lightnin Hopkins

Chester Arthur Burnett, aka Howlin’ Wolf, b. June 10, 1910

Chester Arthur Burnett, aka Howlin’ Wolf, b. June 10, 1910

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