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Shout Sister Shout: The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Story

Another chance to hear Ruby Turner tell the extraordinary story of the guitar playing gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Rosetta was one of the most innovative gospel musicians of her time. In her music you can hear blues, R & B and rock 'n' roll and she influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

When she married, 20,000 people attended the wedding in a baseball stadium, yet when she died she was buried in an unmarked grave.

Ruby Turner charts her rise to fame and popularity and subsequent demise in a documentary that was first broadcast on Radio 2.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 6 May 2014 01:00