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The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 1957

The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 1957



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  • diefreetimedie

    Playing a brand spanking new ’57* Les Paul Goldtop! Oldschoolcool no doubt!

    *Edit: most likely a ’52, even-older-schoolcool!

  • DavoTB

    Sister Rosetta was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the 2018 Induction Group, well after her most famous fans, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash had been inducted. Chuck and Johnny had mentioned her by name. In more recent years, Bob Dylan noted her impact on his own radio program.

    Seek out the excellent book on her life, by biographer Gale Wald, “Shout, Sister, Shout,” or the videos of her work, (some of which bear the same title as this posting). As your will see, she was influential decades before the Rock era, and was a pioneer in every sense.

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