Sister Rosetta Tharpe became gospel music's first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Her vocals and electric guitar playing influenced future greats such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and many others. Her 1944 hit "Down By The Riverside" was selected for the American Library of Congress National Recording Registry in 2004. Her accomplishments were cut short in 1973 when she died from a stroke. After listening to this powerhouse singer you'll agree, Sister Rosetta Tharpe truly deserves the title of "the original soul sister".
"Blessed Assurance" is an album with slow Gospel songs, accompanied by organ. It was also released in France as "Spirituals".
|A3||Rock Of Ages|
|A4||Let The Lower Lights Be Burning|
|B1||In The Garden|
|B2||There's A Fountain Filled With Blood|
|B3||Throw Out The Life Line|
|B4||What A Friend We Have In Jesus|
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Blessed Assurance (1951)
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