The Gospel of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was gospel’s first national star and the first gospel musician to play night clubs like the Cotton Club. A new biography is in the works, and musicians continue to record albums and play concerts that pay tribute to the legend.
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Photo Credit: Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing on stage, with acoustic guitar (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images) in Culture Sonar