Shout Sister Shout
SISTER ROSETTA THARPE

2CD £20.99
  • SKU: CDSBR7941
  • UPC: 0708535794127
  • Release Date: 21 June 2019

Description

Label Review.

Including previously unreleased group & solo recordings from 1957 to 1971.

Our Overview.

‘Shout Sister Shout’ is a brand new collection Including previously unreleased group & solo recordings from 1957 to 1971, from the one and only and legendary Sister Rosetta Sharpe. Long before "women in rock" became a media catchphrase, African American guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women could rock. Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in 1915, Tharpe was gospel's first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure of its golden age (1945–1965).

Sister Rosetta Sharpe was a trailblazer performer who influenced scores of popular musicians, from Elvis Presley and Little Richard to Eric Clapton and Etta James. Tharpe was raised in the Pentecostal Church, steeped in the gospel tradition, but she produced music that crossed boundaries, defied classification, and disregarded the social and cultural norms of the age; incorporating elements of gospel, blues, jazz, popular ballads, folk, country, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Tharpe went electric early on, captivating both white and black audiences in the North and South, in the U.S. and internationally, with her charisma and skill. People who saw her perform claimed she made that guitar talk. Ambitious, flamboyant, and relentlessly public, Tharpe even staged her own wedding as a gospel concert-in a stadium holding 20,000 people!

This is a must have piece in your collection from this vibrant, yet nearly forgotten musical heavyweight whose long career helped define gospel, r&b, and rock music. A performer who resisted categorisation at many levels-as a gospel musician, a woman, and an African American-Tharpe demands that we rethink our most basic notions of music history and American culture. Her story forever alters our understanding of both women in rock and U.S. popular music.

CD 1: WITH BAND / Shout Sister Shout / That’s All / Didn’t It Rain / Down ByThe Riverside / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Go Ahead / Jesus Is Everywhere/ How It Rains / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho / Up Above My Head, I HearMusic / Precious Moment / This Train / Jesus Met The Woman At The Well/ Take My Hand Precious Lord / Sit Down / Peace In The Valley / When TheSaints Come Marching In

CD 2: He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands / Down By The Riverside / IsEveryone Happy? / Cant’ Sit Down / Didn’t It Rain / Go Tell It To The Mountain/ Jesus Met The Woman At The Well / Sometimes I Fell Like A Motherless Child/ Vacation In The Sky / Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread / Travelin’ Shoes/ Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen / Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down/ Mansions In The Sky / When Jesus Was Born