Hiroshima, after the war
Photo from The Navy Office of Information.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Strange Things Happening Every Day.
Sister Rosetta knew it, even before the A-bombs fell in August. "On that last great Judgement Day, when they drive them all away, there are strange things happening every day." The song is joy and defiance in the face of the unthinkable--Rosetta makes the Last Days sound pretty fun--and is pure gospel rock and roll, driven by Rosetta's guitar and Sammy Price's piano. It topped the R&B charts the week Hitler killed himself.
More on Sister Rosa, Johnny Cash's favorite singer,here. "Strange Things" can be found here.