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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.

Hear Ross Reynolds of member station KEXP and the Museum Experience Music Project. FOR MORE

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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

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