Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2002) -Gospel Train

Artist: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Album: Gospel Train
Released: 2002
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 55 MB

Alongside Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is widely acclaimed among the greatest Sanctified gospel singers of her generation; a flamboyant performer whose music often flirted with the blues and swing, she was also one of the most controversial talents of her day, shocking purists with her leap into the secular market -- by playing nightclubs and theaters, she not only pushed spiritual music into the mainstream, but in the process also helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel. Tharpe was born March 20, 1915 in Cotton Plant, AR; the daughter of Katie Bell Nubin, a traveling missionary and shouter in the classic gospel tradition known throughout the circuit as "Mother Bell," she was a prodigy, mastering the guitar by the age of six. At the same time, she attended Holiness conventions alongside her mother, performing renditions of songs including "The Day Is Past and Gone" and "I Looked Down the Line."~ read more on

1 Jericho 2:06
2 When They Ring the Golden Bell 2:32
3 Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves of Bread 2:36
4 Beams of Heaven 3:29
5 Cain't No Grave Hold My BodyDown 2:44
6 All Alone 2:40
7 Up Above My Head There's Music in the Air 2:32
8 I Shall Know Him 2:31
9 Fly Away 2:28
10 How About You 3:39
11 Precious Memories 2:42
12 99 1/2 Won't Do 1:57


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