With a self built dulcimer and a temper. This ambulant preacher sold his records like medecine show entertainers their potions to a godfearing congregation the size of the Bible Belt. Lined-up front stage the moment he spotted this Columbia field recording unit, three years in a row.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe [as That's All during John Hammond's Spiritual To Swing showcase in New York with Albert Ammons on piano]
Sister Rosetta Tharpe [idem, swing version with Lucky Millinder's bigband]
Etta James [idem]
Kinks [elements in Mirror Of Love]
Barry McGuire [Eve Of Destruction with a reli twist]
In fact inspired by W.C. Handy's Hesitation Blues (1915).