Sister Rosetta

Sister Rosetta

This week’s show celebrates the Godmother of rock ‘n roll who was finally paid tribute with her 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s sanctified electric guitar work not only touched on the cusp of soul and blues, but it foretold what was to come less than a decade later. There were the R&B bands, which she would dabble in (much to the chagrin of her followers), that would also have an impact…but it was her sound that influenced and inspired Elvis, Wanda Jackson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others, even to this day. We’ll take a deep dive into the music and story of this legend including some of those who she would draw her own inspirations from. Tune in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down By the Riverside Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
4Thomas A. Dorsey If You See My Savior Halleluja Gospel & Prayers Amazon
5Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
6Memphis Minnie I Called You This Morning Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Sister O. M. Terrell God's Little Birds Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
8Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain? Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 3 Amazon
9Sister Rosetta Tharpe Four or Five Times Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
10Sister Marie Knight And The Sam Price Trio Trouble In Mind Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
11Marie Knight Gospel Train 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head I Hear Music In the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
13Joan Osborne & The Holmes Brothers Nobody's Fault But Mine Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
14Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
15Phoebe Snow Beams of Heaven (feat. The Holmes Brothers) Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Intro – Didn't It Rain Newport Jazz Festival 7/3/64 Amazon
17Marie Knight Didn't It Rain Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe 99 1/2 Won't Do Gospel Train Amazon
19Sister Rosetta Tharpe Fly Away Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
20Marion Williams – The Stars Of Faith When I Lay This Body Down Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
21Mahalia Jackson His Eye Is On The Sparrow Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
22Sister Rosetta Tharpe Two Little Fishes Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
23Fern Jones Strange Things Happening Every Day The Glory Road Amazon
24Brittany Howard That's All Live That's All – RRHOF Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe That's All Hittin' On All Six: The Charlie Christian Revolution Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Red Foley Have a Little Talk With Jesus 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
27Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us Raising Sand Amazon
28Gospel Hebrews Jesus Is All Over Me Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Down By The Riverside Louis And The Good Book Amazon
30The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir I Want To Ride That Glory Train Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
31Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Natural Facts Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon

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