Rock and roll

From Clarksdale & Coahoma County A History by Linton Weeks, p. 132:

Eventually, the blues influence oozed over into rock-and-roll. According to Sid Graves, blues historian and founder of the Delta Blues Museum, a division of the Carnegie Public Library. “Rock and roll is rooted in the Mississippi-born blues.” Graves traced rock-and-roll from a recording by Jackie Brenston of Clarksdale in 1951. “Rocket 88” Brenston teamed up with another Clarksdale man, Ike Turner, and his “Kings of Rhythm” band.

Matthew 11:12 (ESV, alternate translation, using footnote)
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has been coming violently, and the violent take it by force.

Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song.
Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
O Mississippi Delta, rejoice in your Maker.
O people of the Coahoma County, exult in your King.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in the Delta
Praise his name with dancing,
accompanied by tambourine and harp.
For the Lord delights in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.
As it is in heaven.
Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them.
Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
Let the praises of God be in their mouths,
and Holy Scripture, the sword of the Spirit, in their hands.

Praise the Lord!

Adapted from Psalm 149:1-6

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