Label: MGM Records - SE3821 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Gospel
Tharpe would later hire Grand Old Opry stars the Jordanaires to back her, years before they began working for Presley, who was her unabashed fan. Tharpe was an influence on other early rockers, too, including Chuck Berry. Later ones took note as well. She was a powerful force of nature. Popular on Rolling Stone. Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas inthe young prodigy was performing gospel music with her mother at churches and revivals by age six, when the two moved north to Chicago.
In her teens, she married a preacher, who she soon left, heading to New York CIty. There, she played with Duke Ellington and other top musicians. A year later, she met the singer Marie Knight. The concert and promotional stunt drew 25, many with gifts. Inas Take My Hand Precious Lord - Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Sister Rosetta Tharpe folk revival was cresting, she was booked for the Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan tour in England, and she played a famous gig in an abandoned railroad station that was broadcast nationwide by Granada television.
The funeral was small; Marie Knight did her makeup and helped select her clothing for burial. And as her induction should testify, the spirit of Sister Rosetta Tharpe is conjured every time Zion Hut - Ijahman* - Haile I Hymn rock musician plugs in and aims for rapture. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Arrow Created with Sketch.
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