Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor sister rosetta tharpeSister 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 acompaniment 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, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. See for more.

Didn’t It Rain

Down By the Riverside

Up Above My Head

The Lonesome Road

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Ain’t No Grave Hold My Body Down

How Far From God

Precious Memories

Rock Me

The Great Gospel Women

Crying In the Chapel

No Room In The Church For Liars

I Will Trust In The Lord

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