THE HARMONIZING FOUR , Thank You Jesus & SISTER ROSETTA THARPE, So High, 1951

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20 1915– October 9, 1973) was a pioneering Gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist who attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and early rock accompaniment. She became the first great recording star of Gospel music, first surfacing on the pop charts in 1939 with “This Train”, her version of the traditional gospel standard.

She is probably best known for appearing in a segment of the movie “Amelie”.

I really like her rocking religious music and you should check it out too. These songs are from her own wedding ceremony at Griffith Stadium in Washington,D.C. July 3, 1951. Tharpe was so popular that she attracted 25,000 paying customers to her wedding to her manager Russell Morrison (her third marriage).

THE HARMONIZING FOUR , Thank You Jesus, 1951

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE, So High, 1951

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2 Comments on “THE HARMONIZING FOUR , Thank You Jesus & SISTER ROSETTA THARPE, So High, 1951”

  1. Hallo Andreas,

    das ist ein wirklich schöner Blog!
    Ich bin Beeindruckt!
    Ein paar der Songs kenne ich sogar.
    Viele Grüße aus dem Süden
    Frank

  2. herr_chagall says:

    grandios! ich hatte vor kurzem wieder in meinem “buch der spirituals und gospel songs” von 1961 geblättert, bei dem eine schallplatte dabei ist. das lied “thank you jesus for my journey” von den harmonizing four ist mein lieblingsstück darauf, danke für die mp3-datei!


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