An essential guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Originally published on April 16, 2018
This past weekend, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and the Cars.
As one of the first guitar heroines of rock and roll, Tharpe was honoured with the Award for Early Influence at Saturday's ceremony. To get to know this guitar-playing, gospel-singing trailblazer a little bit better, we invited Gayle Wald, the author of Tharpe's biography, Shout, Sister, Shout!, to guide us through the essentials of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Listen above.
— Produced by Chris Trowbridge