She rocked the Gospel!
Within in each devoted Rock N’ Roll fan’s mind is undoubtedly a list of blues artists credited with paving the way for the outstanding and monumental Rock N’ Rollers of the 1950’s. B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters… whomever they may be, had their own unique noteworthy significance, marking them as some of the most influential and groundbreaking musicians of their time. Inevitably as the years tick by, several of these impactful musicians appear to fall through the gaping history cracks, being stripped of their historical significance, and slowly, sadly, becoming forgotten. Though threatened with this same fate, Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has cast a vivid and renewed light onto her striking sound and unmatched talent.
Born in the year 1915 to a family of Arkansas religious singers, cotton pickers, and traditional evangelists, Tharpe was introduced to music at a…
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