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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head

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catalog number: CDSBLUE048

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head

(1940s/1950s) (62:48/22)


Tharpe, Sister Rosetta - Up Above My Head CD 1
1: When I Move To The Sky
2: Strange Things Happening Every Day
3: This Train
4: I Claim Jesus First
5: Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
6: Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
7: Didn't It Rain
8: Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
9: Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up Th
10: Down By The Riverside
11: Precious Memories
12: Oh, When I Come To The End Of My Journey
13: Heaven Is Not My Home
14: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
15: What Is The Soul Of Man?
16: Singing In My Soul
17: Two Little Fishes And Five Loaves Of Bread
18: I Heard My Mother Call My Name
19: My Journey To The Sky
20: Family Prayer
21: Jesus Is Here Today
22: My Lord And I


Artikeleigenschaften von Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head

  • Interpret: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  • Albumtitel: Up Above My Head

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title Up Above My Head
  • Label SNAPPER

  • SubGenre Blues - General

  • EAN: 0636551004824

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Tharpe, Sister Rosetta"

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Talk about underappreciated pioneers: Sister Rosetta Tharpe broke so much ground that it boggles the mind. With an apparent lack of concern about the possible consequences, she defiantly crossed over from the gospel field to secular stardom and back again, her earthy vocal style clicking in both idioms. Tharpe introduced sanctified music to the patrons of Harlem's Cotton Club, sang with the orchestras of Cab Calloway and Lucky Millinder, and played some of the era's toughest lead guitar, whether on acoustic or electric models.

Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915, she hit the road with her mother, traveling evangelist Katie Bell Nubin, the pair settling in Chicago at age six.  Rosetta's youth was largely spent singing church music (she was briefly married to a pastor named Thorpe in 1934, later changing her surname to Tharpe). She moved to New York in 1936, and in '38 regaled the sinners at the Cotton Club with her uplifting numbers. That move earned Tharpe a recording contract almost immediately with Decca, where she laid down such seminal spirituals as Rock Me, That's All, and This Train, her guitar always integral to her rousing presentation.

Intriguingly, Rosetta saw no harm in waxing blues such as Trouble In Mind or the ribald I Want A Tall Skinny Papa. Her biggest hit for Decca came in the spring of 1945 with the stomping Strange Things Happening Every Day, a #2 R&B smash boasting a bristling Tharpe guitar solo soaked in blues that anticipated the rock and roll revolution still a decade in the future. Backing pianist Sam Price was a Texas blues veteran in his own right (bassist Abe Bolar and drummer Harold 'Doc' West rounded out his trio on the September 22, 1944 New York date).

The flamboyant Tharpe drew 25,000 paying customers to her 1951 wedding ceremony and donned luxurious mink coats later in her career, when she wielded a white solid body electric guitar and tore it up. She died October 9, 1973 following a stroke, her monumental contributions as the earliest sanctified-to-secular crossover star and a blistering lead guitarist to boot all too often overlooked.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois


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