The Godmother of Rock-&-Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Didn’t It Rain” Live in Manchester, 1964

Reconstructionist and Literary Jukebox hero Sister Rosetta Tharpe is celebrated as gospel music’s first superstar, the godmother of rock and roll, “the original soul sister.” No better way to celebrate her spirit and legacy than with her legendary, electrifying 1964 live performance of “Didn’t It Rain” at the Manchester train station, complete with her iconic white coat and electric guitar.

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~ by Fionnlagh on December 12, 2014.

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