Watch Rhiannon Giddens Perform 'Up Above My Head' In Honor Of Rosetta Tharpe Rhiannon Giddens gets the spirit of fierce rock and roll independence as she sings "Up Above My Head," made famous by Tharpe, at the 2019 NPR Music Turning the Tables concert at Lincoln Center.
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Watch Rhiannon Giddens Perform 'Up Above My Head' In Honor Of Rosetta Tharpe

Rhiannon Giddens gets the spirit — of fierce rock and roll independence — as she leads the band in a rousing version of the gospel classic "Up Above My Head," made famous by Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight in 1947.

Watch the full Turning the Tables tribute to 8 Women Who Invented Popular Music, recorded live at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and read more about the series.

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Watch Valerie Simpson Perform A Tribute To Bessie Smith

Valerie Simpson burns it all down performing "Send Me To the 'Lectric Chair," a signature song of Bessie Smith, during the 2019 NPR Music Turning the Tables opening concert at Lincoln Center.

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