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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Do not miss this fantastic CD. Sister Rosetta Tharpe has influenced the likes of Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Her guitar playing is amazing, soulful and unique for its time, and for a woman to pull off these licks meant the gentlemen had to pull up their socks and pick up a little soul. The multi tracks of same songs show the path of the songs through her career and through different recording technologies. The soul is still there. She is a real gem. Even the guitar tech for Pete Townshend of The Who has a picture of Sister Rosetta Tharpe on his tuning amplifier at gigs. I've seen it!
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Born: March 20, 1915 in Cotton Plant, AR

Genre: Inspirational

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Alongside Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is widely acclaimed among the greatest Sanctified gospel singers of her generation; a flamboyant performer whose music often flirted with the blues and swing, she was also one of the most controversial talents of her day, shocking purists with her leap into the secular market -- by playing nightclubs and theaters, she not only pushed spiritual music into the mainstream, but in the process also helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel. Tharpe was...
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