SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / “Sister Rosetta Tharpe Mixtape”

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2 Responses to “SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / “Sister Rosetta Tharpe Mixtape””

Gregory Ford Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:19 am

I am 59 years old. My dad is always surprised when I sing a song Sister Rosetta Tharpe recorded. He thinks I’m too young to remember her. But she was played on our house. Hearing her songs always take me back to preparing for church on Sunday morning: smelling grandmother’s breakfast cooking in the kitchen, brushing the hair, having my father tie my tie, moving quickly so as to get that Sunday breakfast in before leaving for Sunday school, and listening too the Sunday comics being read on the radio (the only worldly indulgence we were allowed on this morning). Thanks for posting this.

Lois Bellamy Says:
September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 am

Listening to Sister Rosetta Tharpe brings back pleasant memories of my childhood. I used to listen to her on a Sunday morning gospel program that came on the radio every Sunday morning before I went to Sunday School. My family liked her also, especially my parents. I liked her melodious mexxo-soprano voice which I thought was a very unique one. As a child, I was always the first one to turn on the radio every Sunday morning. As a music professor, I always emphasize her music when we get to chapter on American Religious Music. She paved the way for the gospel artists who followed her and even the jazz artists also. I have been looking for her recordings for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

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