Celebrating Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973), an American guitarist from Cotton Plant, AR who made gospel recordings in the 1930s and 1940s that were a precursor of rock and roll. She was among the first popular recording artists to use distortion on her electric guitar.
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I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it. View more posts