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That’s BS of course, because throughout history there have been several formidable female guitarists. But one that isn’t mentioned much is Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I learned of her a long time ago, but was recently reminded of her when a friend posted a video of her on Facebook. Folks, this lady had chops! I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see her listed as a musical influence on blues and rock musicians the world over.  Check out this video of her playing the song “Up Above My Head.”

Damn! Her rhythm chops in that song were incredible. She had a great since of playing just the right thing at the right time.

Here’s the video that served as a reminder… She’s playing a Gibson SG in this clip!

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