Category Archives: Black Female Singers

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll (Black History Month)

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: PBS

Media: PBS / You Tube corporalhenshaw (The Story of Rosetta Tharpe)

Posted: Friday February 28, 2014 @ 12:50 p.m. PST

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made

Despite not being a household name today, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Her flamboyance, skill, and showmanship on the newly electrified guitar played a vital role in the conception of Rock & Roll as a genre of music. Featuring archival performances and using new interviews with fellow musicians, producers, friends, and colleagues, this film tells the story of a talented and determined woman that introduces spiritual passion of her gospel music background into Rock & Roll. Learn more about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, her life story, and lasting artistic legacy.

 

 

Rosetta Tharpe

Josephine Baker “The 1st Black Superstar” Celebrating Black History Month (Videos & Photos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Biography

Facts & Bio By: Biography

Media Credit: (Photos: iriechic / thegrio.com / ggbb.org / ballons – juice.com / Video: YouTube (ididtvdocs / JosephineBakerTube / PoekieFientje)

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @  3:50 p.m. PST

Topic: Josephine Baker – Black History Month

Celebrating Black History With Josephine Baker On Tuesday February 7, 2012.

According to Biography: Fact #11 After African-American performer Josephine Baker expatriated to France, she famously smuggled military intelligence to French allies during World War II. She did this by pinning secrets inside her dress, as well as writing them in invisible ink on her sheet music.

Quick Facts

  • NAME: Josephine Baker
  • OCCUPATION:Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Singer
  • BIRTH DATE:June 03, 1906
  • DEATH DATE:April 12, 1975
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri
  • PLACE OF DEATH: Paris, France

Best Known For

Performer Josephine Baker dazzled her way through the 1920s and 30s, from the Cotton Club to the Folies Bergre

Biogrpahy’s Synopsis Bio: Born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, Baker began her career as part of a dance group in St. Louis before moving to New York to perform at Harlem’s Cotton Club. In 1925, she moved to Paris and was a huge success in the Folies Bergere.

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JOSEPHINE BAKER – BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL MINI BIO VIDEO 1:
 JOSEPHINE BAKER THE 1st BLACK SUPERSTAR VIDEO 2:
JOSEPHINE BAKER FRENCH INTERVIEW VIDEO 3:
ACCORDING TO THE UPLOADER:A small interview during Bobino. Josephine talks about her decoration on her costume because of her resistance work and about her children.