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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Profile by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, June 2008

SISTER ROSETTA Tharpe was born in a Mississippi delta cotton farm in 1915. ...

Blue-Singing Gospel Girls: Aretha and her Forebears

Book Excerpt by Anthony Heilbut, 'The Fan Who Knew Too Much' (Knopf), June 2012

AMONG THE SEVERAL MYTHS Aretha's father Reverend C. L. Franklin incarnated was a familiar type, Reverend Eatemup, the man with pastoral appetites in food ...

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