Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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1915-03-20
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Biography (Wikipedia)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. A pioneer of mid-20th-century music, she attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll. She was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll". She influenced early rock-and-roll musicians, including Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Willing to cross the line between sacred and secular by performing her music of "light" in the "darkness" of nightclubs and concert halls with big bands behind her, Tharpe pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel, beginning with her 1939 hit "This Train". Her unique music left a lasting mark on more conventional gospel artists, such as Ira Tucker, Sr., of the Dixie Hummingbirds. While she offended some conservative churchgoers with her forays into the pop world, she never left gospel music.

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Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
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Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
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Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
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Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
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Didn't It Rain
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Didn't It Rain
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O little town of Bethlehem
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O little town of Bethlehem
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Rock Daniel
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Rock Daniel
Chris Barber’s Jazz Band
Up Above My Head
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Up Above My Head
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Strange Things Happening Every Day
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Strange Things Happening Every Day
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There Is Something Within Me
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There Is Something Within Me
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Down by the Riverside
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Down by the Riverside
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This Train
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This Train
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Rock Me
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Rock Me
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Singing In My Soul
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Singing In My Soul
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The Lonesome Road
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The Lonesome Road
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Leave That Liar Alone
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Leave That Liar Alone
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That's All
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That's All
Lucky Millinder Band & Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Shout Sister Shout
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Shout Sister Shout
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Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
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Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
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Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
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Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
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Up Above My Head
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Up Above My Head
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This Train (feat. Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
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This Train (feat. Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
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Sit Down
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Sit Down
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That's All
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That's All
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My Journey To The Sky
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My Journey To The Sky
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