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There's a short track, 'That's All', about a minute in length, in which this guitar intro shocks the audience into nervous laughter. The intro is a rapid-fire riff ending with a twang. The audience gasps, then laughs. Even the hardcore swing hipsters got all shook up.
This is from a '38 concert. The fast, tough, sexy, gutbucket guitar riff is rock and roll, about 15 years before Elvis broke rock wide open. And it's played by an African-American woman, Rosetta Tharpe.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe. A spirituals performer making her secular debut.
So, if someone tells you that an African-American woman of the church invented rock and roll in about 1938, it's no lie.
Buy the Sister Rosetta Tharpe audio CDs and find out for yourself.
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Had anticipated a larger collection not all on one disc what was there was enjoyable, not much else to sayPublished on June 9, 2014 by John Burton
Great music and the CD is in good condition. I bought another of her cd's that was inferior but I would buy another from you in hope that it would be in good condition.Published on August 1, 2013 by virginia Hagberg