I was amazed when I mentioned Sister Rosetta Tharpe and so few people even knew who she was. I found this documentary made by the BBC. It’s a must-watch for any music lover. I hope once you watch this 15 minute video, and then you’ll want to learn all about her music. She was truly amazing, and needs to be appreciated for the unique talent she was. Here’s another gr8 example of her playing and singing.
(music to improve your game)
This intriguing song discusses the tempo, timing, and other ingredients for an under-control golf swing.
Vocalist Keta Bill and the 1st Born have made great sports music.
Any golfer would benefit by adding some tempo to their game.
This timeless music captured on cylinders and 78s has being saved and now they’ve been cleaned up. These were among the 1st recordings ever made. They were lovingly preserved, then digitized, and now PublicDomain4U.com has the brightened the audio file for modern listening.
The opening days of baseball season are upon us. It’s time to think baseball. No other song embodies baseball like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” This song, written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tizer, is the de-facto official baseball song, a true anthem of America’s national pastime. Neither of the songwriters ever attended a baseball game prior to writing the song in 1908. Showing the true power of a well-written song, this song’s chorus is broadcast over the P.A. systems at most baseball stadiums during “the seventh inning stretch,” with the fans singing along in today’s world.
Although there have been many recorded versions, the most famous was done by Ed Meeker for Edison records. This version was selected by the Library of Congress as an addition to the National Recording Registry.
Here’s a link to Ed Meeker’s version.
Here are the original lyrics, as sung by Ed Meeker:
Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
Just to root for the home town crew,
On a Saturday her young beau
Called to see if she’d like to go
To see a show, but Miss Kate said “No,
I’ll tell you what you can do:”
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.
Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names.
Told the umpire he was wrong,
Good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song
“When The Levee Breaks,” written in 1929 by Mephis Minnie and her husband Kansas Joe McCoy, was made popular by Led Zeppelin in 1971, when they recorded it for their 4th album. This is the original song that has been recorded by these artists as well: Judge (1990), W.A.S.P. (1991), John Campbell (1993), Kristin Hersh (1994), Killdozer (1995), Magic Slim (1999), Great White (1999), A Perfect Circle (2004), Bob Dylan (2006), Stream of Passion (2006), Buckwheat Zydeco (2009), Will Tucker (2009) and others.