|That's me at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in conversation with Lauren Onkey last week.|
The screening paired the Tharpe documentary with the 1929 film St. Louis Blues, which contains the only extant footage of blues singer Bessie Smith (who does a nice turn as the Wronged Woman). It was followed after by a lively Q&A session moderated by Dr. Lauren Onkey (an English Ph.D. and former professor!). Click here for footage of the Q&A.
Next month the Rock Hall opens a "Women in Rock" exhibit, which will continue through next year. And book your tickets now for Cleveland in January 2012, when the Rock Hall will open its Library and Archives, a fabulous public facility which will instantly become an important resource for anyone interested in American music.
Prof. Wald at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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