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Sister Gertrude Morgan


Even in New Orleans, a city known for its tolerance for the exotic and eccentric, Sister Gertrude was impossible to ignore.

For more than twenty years she roamed the French Quarter, dressed in a nurse's uniform -- her mission was to heal the... more


"Morgan fires up traditional hymns with hot chant and spoken reverie, accompanied only by her clanging tambourine. This is divine minimalism, a meaty hallelujah in which you can clearly hear the Delta-church origins of Jamaican Rasta-DJ culture and early Bronx hip-hop." — David Fricke, Rolling Stone