Sister Rosetta Tharpe



Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Rating
Active
1919 to 1973
Born
March 20, 1915 in Cotton Plant
Died
October 9, 1973
Location
Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
Biography
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".
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Top Songs by Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Every Time I Feel The Spirit

Down by the Riverside

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The One And Only Queen Of Hot Gospel

This Train

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Trouble in Mind

by &

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Trouble In Mind

by & Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra

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Rock Me

by & Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra

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The Original Soul Sister

Strange things happening everyday

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Christmas 101 - Digital Package

O Little Town of Bethlehem

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Every Time I Feel The Spirit

This Train

by

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The One And Only Queen Of Hot Gospel

Trouble in Mind

by

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The One And Only Queen Of Hot Gospel

Rock Me

by

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Rosetta Tharpe Is Wonderful

Rosetta Tharpe Is Wonderful

Sister Rosetta Tharpe February 4, 2014

12 Tracks

Golden Greats - In the Frame: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Golden Greats - In the Frame: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe November 11, 2012

13 Tracks

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Sister Rosetta Tharpe November 18, 2011

15 Tracks

Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

Sister Rosetta Tharpe November 18, 2011

16 Tracks

Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air

Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air

Sister Rosetta Tharpe November 18, 2011

17 Tracks

What Is the Soul of Man?

What Is the Soul of Man?

Sister Rosetta Tharpe November 18, 2011

17 Tracks

Essential Early Recordings

Essential Early Recordings

Sister Rosetta Tharpe April 7, 2009

40 Tracks

Never Alone

Never Alone

Sister Rosetta Tharpe May 31, 2008

12 Tracks

Up Above My Head

Up Above My Head

Sister Rosetta Tharpe March 10, 2008

22 Tracks

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