Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

ISBN-10: 0807009857
ISBN-13: 9780807009857
Edition: 2007
Authors: Gayle F. Wald
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Description: The untold story of the flamboyant musical prodigy Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Americas first rock guitar diva Before "women in rock" became a catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved that women could rock. Shout, Sister, Shout! is the first biography of this  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The untold story of the flamboyant musical prodigy Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Americas first rock guitar diva Before "women in rock" became a catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved that women could rock. Shout, Sister, Shout! is the first biography of this trailblazer who influenced scores of popular musicians and defied categorization. Walds biography, which draws on memories from more than 150 people who knew Tharpe, forever alters our understanding of women in rock and of U.S. popular music. "A book like this is long overdue. Rosetta Tharpe was a major star and a huge influence on the musicians of her day. Listen to her recordings and you can hear all the building blocks of rock and roll." -Joan Osborne, singer-songwriter "Rosetta was one of the most beloved and influential artists ever in gospel music . . . and she blazed a trail for the rest of us women guitarists with her in¬domitable spirit and accomplished, engaging style. She has long been deserving of wider recognition and a place of honor in the field of music history." -Bonnie Raitt "Rosetta Tharpes life is a classic American tall tale, ex¬cept that it happened, and, in these pages, you are there." -Greil Marcus, cultural critic "Rosetta Tharpe was one of my first influences, one of the first people I heard sing. Im glad Gayle Wald has done a book on her because people need to know." -Isaac Hayes

Preface: The Lonesome Road
Cotton Plant (1915-1920)
Got on My Travelin' Shoes (1920-1937)
From Spirituals to Swing (1938-1940)
Shout, Sister, Shout (1940-1946)
Bridge: "She Made That Guitar Talk"
Little Sister (1947-1949)
At Home and on the Road (1948-1950)
"The World's Greatest Spiritual Concert" (1950-1951)
Sister in Opryland (1952)
Don't Leave Me Here (1953-1957)
Bridge: "The Men Would Stand Back"
Rebirth and Revival (1957-1964)
Riding the Gospel Train (1960-1970)
I Looked Down the Line (1970-1973)
Epilogue: Vibrations, Strong and Mean
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Interviews
Selected Discography
Credits and Permissions
Notes
Index

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