Rev. Utah Smith was one of the first sacred guitarists to play the electric guitar, and he did so in an uncompromisingly loud and swinging manner. Smith (1906-1965) possessed a pleasantly gruff vocal style and manic delivery - which makes his music easily enjoyed by folks who otherwise don't much truck with gospel. Smith spent time all over the US, from Tennessee to Connecticut, before settling in New Orleans in the '50s. Just three singles… more »
We're Listening To Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Vol. 7
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