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Showing posts with label Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Show all posts

Monday, October 9, 2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominates Gospel Great &
The Godmother of Rock and Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe!
Northport N.Y. - We at M.C. Records are just thrilled that legendary Gospel and guitar great Sister Rosetta Tharpe has been nominated for the Class of 2018 by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! It happened almost 15 years after we released our recording Shout Sister Shout, A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe. You can listen and radio can download the Tribute by clicking the cover!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

* Sister was the 1st gospel performer to record for a major record label (Decca) 1938

* Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Issac Hayes and Aretha Franklin;
All considered her a great influence

* Her recordings sold millions of copies throughout her career including Strange Things Happening Every Day, Up Above My Head, Down By The Riverside and Rock Me (title of a feature film in the works).

* Was one of only two Gospel artists to make records for the troops during WW II.
* In 1951 Sister Rosetta's wedding took place at Griffith Stadium inWashington D.C.. Over 20,000 paying customers attended, and a concert was recorded and later released as an album.

* During the 1960’s she would tour the U.K. and Europe influencing a generation of young rockers with her wild guitar style.
A full bio can be found by clicking her photo

It was 16 Years ago, when Mark Carpentieri started putting together M.C. Records' Tribute recording for SisterRosetta Tharpe.  Things were quite different than today, Sister was mostly forgotten. In 2001, few albums were available and most were imports. I was so glad many artists wanted to right that wrong including Bonnie Raitt, OdettaPhoebe SnowJoan Osborne, Marcia BallMaria Muldaur and sister’s long-time partner Marie Knight
In the 21st century things would be different!

* In 2007 - Gayle Wald's Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock‑and‑Roll biography came out.
* In 2008 – After a campaign led by Bob Merz, the Governor of Pennsylvania declares January 11 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Day. That evening, a benefit concert is held at Philadelphia’s Keswick Theater to support the purchase of a marker for Rosetta’s gravesite. The concert features the Dixie Hummingbirds, Odetta, Marie Knight

In 2011 – A historical marker is installed in front of Rosetta house on Master Street in Philadelphia. A celebration accompanies its unveiling.

In 2014 Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the subject of a PBS Masters Series. 

2016 –  The musical Marie and Rosetta is performed in New York City and more cities will be added.
2017 – The musical Shout Sister Shout is performed in Pasadena.
Sister Rosetta has four videos with over 1 million views

Up Above My Head
 from 1964’s TV Gospel Time has over 10 million views worldwide, you can check it out by clicking the photo.