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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Rosetta Nubin, 20 March 1915, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 October 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...

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 ...

The Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan, 1964

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, April 2014

LEGEND HOLDS that on October 22, 1962, a van set out from London, headed north. In that van were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian ...

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