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Arizona Dranes (Born 4th May, 1889)

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:09 pm
by john poole
"Juanita" (or Julia?) Arizona Drane(s) (or Drain?) - born 4th May, 1889* (Sherman, Texas) [died 1963]
"There was no-one like her before ....she put the drive in gospel", influencing the eleven year old Sister Rosetta Tharpe and many others.

A combined book/CD "He is my Story - The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes" by Michael Corcoran was published a few months back, the author being interviewed here for NPR
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/19/159139895 ... ospel-beat

Book excerpt -
http://www.michaelcorcoran.net/archives/2120

More here -
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*Date advised by Alan - various other years of birth have been reported for her including 1891, 1894, and 1905.