Rhythm ‘N’ Gospel [180g Vinyl LP]

Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060397601407
Cat No: CATLP140


Females have never figured strongly in the ranks of blues and rock guitar players, but the woman featured on this LP can claim to be one of the formative influences on modern rock ‘n’ roll guitar. Sister Rosetta Tharpe is remarkable, not just because she was an acclaimed gospel singer from the late Thirties to her death in 1973, but because she was also one of the earliest exponents of the electric guitar. In fact she helped to invent the whole concept of rock lead guitar. Her guitar-playing, which featured a fingerpicking style unusual at the time, strongly influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Etta James, Little Richard and Bonnie Raitt. Enjoy some of those moments on this collection selected from her prolific first recording decade.

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Side 1:

1. Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air
2. Shout, Sister, Shout!
3. Down By The Riverside
4. Ain’t No Grave Hold Body Down
5. Didn’t It Rain
6. Trouble In Mind
7. Strange Things Happening Every Day


Side 2:

1. This Train
2. Everybody’s Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There
3. God’s Mightly Hand
4. Teach Me To Be Right
5. That’s All
6. Don’t Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
7. My Journey To The Sky