Youtube is known for its mindless commenters below vids but on fine music, that tends to give way to knowledgeable devotees, as in this Dearieme offering this evening:
A background snippet:
In a radio interview, when Jimi Hendrix was asked what made him want to play guitar, he said “Oh, Man, I just wanted to play like Sister.” For years I thought he meant that he wanted to play like HIS sister. I think Chuck Berry stole her act (I am sure she did the Duck Walk first) and Little Richard and many others were clearly influenced by having seen her perform.
… and an anomaly:
First let me say I love this performance (I have the DVD). I do have a question though. That is Cousin Joe sitting at the piano at the beginning, but it is also Cousin Joe who gets up and goes to the carriage to escort Sister Rosetta to the stage (you can hear her say “Uncle Joe”). While this is happening somebody is playing the piano and it ain’t Cousin Joe. I know the credits list Cousin Joe as the piano player, but it seems there would have to be someone else on piano.