Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1942-1944)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1942-1944)

by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
     
 

The second of two well-packed discs released on the Austrian reissue label Document, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 covers the years of 1942 to 1944, a period during which Tharpe was raising the ire of her religious audience by branching out into a more secular era. Though in retrospect the sentiments of songs like "I Want a Tall SkinnySee more details below

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The second of two well-packed discs released on the Austrian reissue label Document, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 covers the years of 1942 to 1944, a period during which Tharpe was raising the ire of her religious audience by branching out into a more secular era. Though in retrospect the sentiments of songs like "I Want a Tall Skinny Papa" seem tame, the outcry was similar to when Sam Cooke went pop in the late '50s: how dare the pop market take away our Sister? It stands to reason; Sister Rosetta Tharpe was gospel's most fiery voice and one of the finest guitarists in any style of her era. (The stabbing, rhythmic lead guitar underpinning these songs sounds like it was probably a huge influence on Chicago blues later that decade.) The passion and vitality of these performances is remarkable, as is the joy Tharpe clearly takes in the physicality of even her most pious recordings. Even for non-believers, this is rich, fulfilling music. The quality of these transfers on the rarer material can be a little rough, but not distractingly so.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298533521
catalogNumber:
5335

Tracks

  1. I Want a Tall Skinnny Papa  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  2. What He Done for Me  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  3. I Want Jesus to Walk Around My Bedside  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  4. All over This World  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  5. Pure Religion  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  6. This Train  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  7. Down by the Riverside  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  8. Rock Me  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  9. Rock Me  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  10. That's All  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  11. Trouble in Mind  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  12. Rock Daniel  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  13. That's All  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  14. Let That Liar Alone  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  15. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  16. Sleep on Darling Mother  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  17. God Don't Like It  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  18. I Want to Live So God Can Use Me  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  19. What's the News  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  20. Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  21. Jesus Taught Me How to Smile  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  22. Forgive Me Lord and Try Me One More Time  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  23. What Is the Soul of Man  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  24. Singing in My Soul  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  25. I Claim Jesus First  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  26. Strange Things Happening Every Day  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  27. Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Louis Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Lucky Millinder   Conductor
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Price   Piano
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Upright Bass
Abe Bolar   Upright Bass
Joe Britton   Trombone
Panama Francis   Drums
Joe Guy   Trumpet
Mike Hadley   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Hart   Piano
George James   Alto Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Ernest Purce   Baritone
Eddie Roane   Trumpet
William Scott   Trumpet
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Upright Bass
Arnold Thomas   Piano
Ray Tunia   Piano
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Gene Simon   Trombone
George Stevenson   Trombone
Lucky Millinder Orchestra   Group
Sam Price   Group
Frank Humphries   Trumpet
Trevor Bacon   Guitar
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Noble Sissle & His Orchestra   Group

Technical Credits

Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Ken Romanowski   Liner Notes
Gerhard Wessely   Remastering
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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