Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Born Rosetta Nubin : March 20, 1915, Cotton Plant Arkansas

Died: October 9th, 1973, Philadelphia, PA

Gospel, Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Folk- 30’s,40’s, 50’s, 60’s


Record Collection:




Folk Archive:

Honking Duck:


PBS: American Masters:

Full Mick Csaky Doc – The Godmother of Rock and Roll:

Video’s on Network Awesome:

Meta Filter- links to various videos:




Shout Sister Shout, Lonesome Road, Four or Five Times soundies – w Lucky Millinder 1941:

In the Garden w Delois Barrett Campbell  and Alfred Miller:

Short History including down by the riverside? :

His Eye on the Sparrow 1960:

Old Time Religion 1960:

When the Saints, Up Above My head 1960:

Up Above My Head 1963?:

He’s Mine, Precious Memories, This Train – with Otis Spahn on piano- 1964:

Didn’t it Rain, Trouble in Mind – @ Alexandria Park Station 1964:

Didn’t it Rain, Joshua 1964:

That’s All, Didn’t It Rain – France 1960:

Down By the Riverside 1965:–o

Gayle Ward on the Legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2011:




 Encyclopedia of Arkansas:

Livin Blues:

African American Registry:


Ebony Society:

All About the Blues:

Music Brainz:


All Music:


My Space:


Shout Sister Shout – Gayle Wald 2007:

Wald, G. (2007). Shout, sister, shout!: The untold story of rock-and-roll trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Boston: Beacon Press.

NYT Review:

Project Muse Repost –  Rosetta Tharpe and Feminist “Un-Forgetting” –  Gayle Wald –

Journal of Women’s History
Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 2009
pp. 157-160 | 10.1353/jowh.0.0102

Around the Web:

2007 Pop Matters Article:

2004, 2009 All Things Considered:

2004 Ledger article:

Its A Girl Thang:

Tonefiend Blog:

Premier Guitar:

The Reconstructionist Blog:

Rosetta Sister’s Blog:

Afro Bella:

Open Culture Blog:

Black Past:

At the Crossroads Blog:

Umbra Projekt:

Hound Blog:

Holy Ghost “Interview”:

Stupefaction Blog:

The Jazz Diaspora:

Queer Museum:


AfroPunk Blog:

Dog Possum Blog:

Brain Pickings Blog:

Lost and Sound:

Gospel Flava:

Soul Walking:

Soul Closet:

Harm 501:

Black Women’s Rhetortic Project:

Black Lesbian Elder Project:

Black History Now:

Black Feminists:

Great but not Forgotten:


Abbeyville Blog:

With Good Reason:

Black America Blog:

Carnival Saloon:

Queens of Noise:

Shiraz Socialist:

Library Thing:

Rock and Roll Joe:

The Astounding Trickster:

Ameoba Blog:

Words on Sound:

Idranis Light Foundation:

People with Voices:

Green Pagan:

Mango Zine:

Today in Women’s History:

2011 Guardian Article:

Beacon Broadside:

2004 Christianity Today Article:

Joy of Sox:

Willie Simpson Blog:

WFMU Blog:

WXRT Blog:

KVRX Blog:

Soul Tracks:

Mojo Music:

Elvis Information Network:

Friday TV:




Find a Grave:


On Internet Archive:

Let that Liar Alone 1943:

What is the Soul of Man 1944:

Two little fishes and Five Loaves of Bread 1944:

Dont Take Everybody to Be Your Friend 1946:

Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down 1947:

Everybody’s Gonna Have a Wonderful Time 1947:

Ninety nine and a Half Wont Due 1949:

So High – live (at her wedding?)1951:

I Was Healed – w Marie Knight 1950:

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