A little cure for whatever might ail ya

I don't know about the rest of you, but sometimes I come to the end of the week needing a jolt or two of adrenaline to kick me out of a funk, and at other times I'm looking for something to calm and soothe the soul. And the good news is, once in a while you can find both in the same place.

If that place is Sister Rosetta Tharpe, that is.

For those not familiar with Sister Rosetta, she was a critical intermediary between the worlds of gospel and what became known as rock and roll, a primary influence on Little Richard, Elvis, Johnny Cash and other pioneers of the era. She died 41 years ago yesterday, at the age of 58.

Have a good weekend, y'all.