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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head LP
Destination Moon Records
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is often referred to as "the godmother of rock and roll" for her pioneering guitar technique, use of distortion/reverb, and a 1963 UK tour with Muddy Waters that has been cited as a huge influence by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Jeff Beck. Though she reached more widespread notoriety across the world in the '50s and '60s thanks to the folk/blues revival and her beloved status among UK blues and rock musicians, it's her early recordings from the late '30s and early-mid '40s that are the most brilliant, visceral, and emotional of her career. This excellent collection compiles 18 of those amazing gospel and R&B sides into one place. Essential. Clear Vinyl LP.
A1. Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air
A2. Ain't No Grave Hold My Body Down
A3. Didn't It Rain
A4. Trouble In Mind
A5. Stand By Me
A6. Sit Down
A7. Jesus Is Here To Stay
A8. The Natural Facts
A9. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down
B1. Bring Back Those Happy Days
B2. Stretch Out
B3. Beams Of Heaven
B4. Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
B5. Teach Me To Be Right
B6. This Train
B7. That's All
B8. Nobody's Fault But Mine
B9. Shout, Sister, Shout!