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Friday Night Music, Twin Bill

Okay, these videos have almost nothing in common, except that they’re both from the dim and distant past, and there’s a bit of religion in both of them.

I had to pass this along because it blew me away when I saw it on the Washington Monthly’s “Political Animal” blog. This is sister Rosetta Tharpe, who I never heard of before, at the dawn of the rock age, singing about Jesus and playing a mean electric guitar. Anyway, ignore the lyrics and listen to the rock.

Now, for a more topical piece, but from roughly the same era, give or take a few years. Tom Lehrer sings the Vatican Rag.

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