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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment 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, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar, presaging the rise of electric blues.  Her guitar playing technique had a profound influence on the development of British blues in the 1960s; in particular a European tour with Muddy Waters in 1963 with a stop in Manchester is cited by prominent British guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards.Willing to cross the line between sacred and secular by performing her music of "light" in the "darkness" of nightclubs and concert halls with big bands behind her, Tharpe pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel, beginning in 1938 with the recording "Rock Me" and with her 1939 hit "This Train". Her unique music left a lasting mark on more conventional gospel artists such as Ira Tucker, Sr., of the Dixie Hummingbirds. While she offended some conservative churchgoers with her forays into the pop world, she never left gospel music.
Tharpe's 1944 release "Down by the Riverside" was selected for the National Recording Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress in 2004, which noted that it "captures her spirited guitar playing and unique vocal style, demonstrating clearly her influence on early rhythm-and-blues performers" and cited her influence on "many gospel, jazz, and rock artists". ("Down by the Riverside" was recorded by Tharpe on December 2, 1948, in New York City, and issued as Decca single 48106.) Her 1945 hit "Strange Things Happening Every Day", recorded in late 1944, featured Tharpe's vocals and electric guitar, with Sammy Price (piano), bass and drums. It was the first gospel record to cross over, hitting no. 2 on the Billboard "race records" chart, the term then used for what later became the R&B chart, in April 1945. The recording has been cited as precursor of rock and roll.  On December 13, 2017, Tharpe was chosen for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence.
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

American singer

  • Desc: Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll.
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Fictional character

Shout, Sister, Shout: A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe


The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

2011 film

Historical Concerts with special guest Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Album by The Big Chris Barber Band

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Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Song by Vanessa Collier

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Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Song by Vanessa Collier

Blues Hall of Fame

Museum in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Desc: The Blues Hall of Fame is a music museum located in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially, the "Blues Hall of Fame" was not a physical building, but a listing of people who have significantly contributed to blues music.
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  • Result Score: 30.61

Northwood Cemetery


  • Desc: Northwood Cemetery is a cemetery located in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in 1878.
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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey

Soundtrack album

Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance


Document Records

Independent record label

The Blues

Film series

  • Desc: The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. In each of the seven episodes, a different director explores a stage in the development of the blues.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_(film_series)
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Angela Strehli

Angela Strehli

American singer

  • Desc: Angela Strehli is an American electric blues singer and songwriter. She is also a Texas blues historian and impresario. Despite a sporadic recording career, Strehli spends time each year performing in Europe, the US and Canada.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Strehli
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  • Result Score: 21.34

Didn't It Rain

Album by Songs: Ohia

Marlowe Morris

American pianist

Live at Carnegie Hall

Live album by Al Hirt

Roll with the Punches

Studio album by Van Morrison

Sugar Lips

Album by Al Hirt

  • Desc: Sugar Lips is an album by Al Hirt released in 1964 by RCA Victor. The single, "Sugar Lips", reached No. 3 on the Easy Listening chart and No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. The single, "Up Above My Head", hit No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Lips_(album)
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Walk the Line

Soundtrack album

Josephine Oniyama

Josephine Oniyama


Sammy Price

Sammy Price

American jazz pianist

  • Desc: Samuel Blythe Price was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader. Price's is a less percussive pianist; his playing is dark, mellow, and relaxed, and he is a specialist at creating the appropriate mood and swing for blues and rhythm and blues recordings.
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  • Result Score: 17.87

Don't Do Anything

Studio album by Sam Phillips

  • Desc: Don't Do Anything is the eleventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Sam Phillips. The album is Phillips' first to be self-produced and was released on June 3, 2008.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_Do_Anything
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  • Result Score: 17.67

Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise

Studio album by Randy Travis

  • Desc: Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise is the seventeenth studio album released by American country music artist Randy Travis. It is his fifth album of gospel music and his fifth release for Word Records. The album comprises nineteen covers of traditional and contemporary gospel songs. No singles were released from it.
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Skinny Girl Diet


  • Desc: Skinny Girl Diet is a British political punk band, often described as riot grrrl, formed in London, England. The group consists of singer, songwriter and guitarist Delilah Holliday and drummer Ursula Holliday.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinny_Girl_Diet
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Album by Michelle Shocked

  • Desc: ToHeavenURide is an album by Michelle Shocked. This album was recorded live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and features original songs and a selection of covers. It was released in 2007 by Shocked's own label, Mighty Sound. The title is a take on "To Hell You Ride" the nickname for the Telluride festival.
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A Believer Sings the Truth

Album by Johnny Cash

Wynona Carr

American gospel singer

  • Desc: Wynona Carr was an African-American gospel, R&B and rock and roll singer-songwriter, who recorded as Sister Wynona Carr when performing gospel material.
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  • Result Score: 16.77

American Epic: The Soundtrack


The Soul Stirrers

Musical group

  • Desc: The Soul Stirrers were an American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years. The group was a pioneer in the development of the quartet style of gospel, and a major influence on soul, doo wop, and motown, some of the secular music that owed much to gospel.
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The Gospel of Gospel


  • Desc: The Gospel Of Gospel is a 2001 TV documentary made by independent production company Lion Television for Channel 4 in the UK. It was presented by the singer Mica Paris. It was produced and directed by David Upshal.
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Diunna Greenleaf

American singer

Vanessa Collier

American singer

American Folk Blues Festival

Music Festival

Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater

Music hall in New York City, New York

  • Desc: The Apollo Theater is a music hall located at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
  • URL: http://www.apollotheater.org/
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  • Result Score: 14.50

The Harmonizing Four

Singing group

Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd

American record producer

  • Desc: Joe Boyd is an American record producer and writer. He formerly owned Witchseason production company and Hannibal Records. Boyd has worked on recordings of Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, R.E.M., Vashti Bunyan, John and Beverley Martyn, Maria Muldaur, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Billy Bragg, 10,000 Maniacs and Muzsikás.
  • URL: http://www.joeboyd.co.uk/
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Arizona Dranes

American gospel singer

  • Desc: "Arizona" Juanita Dranes was an American blind female blues and gospel singer. Dranes was one of the first gospel artists to bring the musical styles of Holiness churches' religious music to the public in her records for Okeh Records and performances in the 1920s.
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  • Result Score: 14.10

Find Your Wings

Album by Anna Danes

  • Desc: Find Your Wings, the second album released by American singer-songwriter, Anna Danes, is a collection of jazz standards and original songs. It was released in the US on DLG Recordings in 2016. The album peaked at #22 on the jazz music Billboard charts and debuted on iTunes jazz albums at #1. Danes delivered a Tedx event talk, titled, Find Your Wings, in Solana Beach, California on August 25, 2018.
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  • Result Score: 13.83

The Cars

Rock band

  • Desc: The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Ric Ocasek; bassist and singer Benjamin Orr; lead guitarist Elliot Easton; keyboardist Greg Hawkes; and drummer David Robinson.
  • URL: http://thecars.org/
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  • Result Score: 13.80
Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner

Jamaican singer

Alexis P. Suter


Edna Gallmon Cooke

Gospel singer

Johnnie Hamp

British television producer

  • Desc: Johnnie Hamp is a British television producer, now retired. He is responsible for the early British television appearances of such acts as the Beatles, singer Cilla Black, comedian Woody Allen and singer Lisa Stansfield as Head of Light Entertainment with Granada Television.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Hamp
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  • Result Score: 13.11
Electric guitar

Electric guitar

Musical instrument

  • Desc: An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_guitar
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  • Result Score: 13.03
American Masters

American Masters

Television series

Lucky Millinder

Lucky Millinder

American musician

  • Desc: Lucius Venable "Lucky" Millinder was an American rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader. Although he could not read or write music, did not play an instrument and rarely sang, his showmanship and musical taste made his bands successful.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Millinder
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  • Result Score: 12.92

Live at The Sahara in Las Vegas

Live album by Connie Francis

Songlines Live

Album by The Derek Trucks Band

  • Desc: Songlines Live is the seventh album and second commercially released live recording and first DVD by American jam band The Derek Trucks Band, released in 2006. It was recorded at the Park West in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songlines_Live
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  • Type: MusicAlbum, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.70
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