Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Born 20 March 1915. Died 9 October 1973
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. 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, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar, presaging the rise of electric blues. Her guitar playing technique had a profound influence on the development of British blues in the 1960s; in particular a European tour with Muddy Waters in 1963 with a stop in Manchester is cited by prominent British guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards.

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The Lord Followed Me
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The Lord Followed Me
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Up Above My Head
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Up Above My Head
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Shout Sister Shout
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Shout Sister Shout
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That's All
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That's All
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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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Precious Memories
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Precious Memories
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This Train
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This Train
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My Journey To The Sky
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My Journey To The Sky
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I Want A Tall Skinny Papa
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I Want A Tall Skinny Papa
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Trouble In Mind
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Trouble In Mind
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Dont Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
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Dont Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
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Didn't It Rain (Recorded Live At the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 1957)
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Didn't It Rain (Recorded Live At the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 1957)
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Shout Sister Shout
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Shout Sister Shout
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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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Jesus Is Here To Stay
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Jesus Is Here To Stay
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Didn't It Rain
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Didn't It Rain
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Strange Things Happening Every Day
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Strange Things Happening Every Day
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Sit Down
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Sit Down
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Rock Daniel
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Rock Daniel
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