BBC4 to air Sister Rosetta Tharpe doc tonight | Rock Candy

Friday, January 14, 2011

BBC4 to air Sister Rosetta Tharpe doc tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM

srt.PNG

As we Tweeted days ago, Cotton Plant native, rock legend and my pick for the greatest Arkansas musician ever, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, will get another deserved dose of wide exposure tonight on BBC4 with "The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe," an hour-long documentary about the rock-gospel legend.

Great news. And I can't think of a better production house to handle her story. Ever since the reign of John Peel, BBC4 has crafted some of the greatest, most in-depth music programs in recent memory.

A few favorites include docs on Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind and a great one on this music journo's be all, end all favorite band of all time, The Fall. All three are available in their entirety on Youtube, waiting to drain any productivity you had left in you this afternoon.

I doubt Arkansas cable companies carry the fourth Beeb, but as soon as we can track down a (semi-) legitimate link to the program, we'll post it here.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by John Tarpley

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation