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Roots of Rock: A Rock and Roll History Podcast

Roots of Rock - Sister Rosetta Tharpe Edition

Originally Aired: November 29, 2018

Roots of Rock – Sister Rosetta Tharpe Edition

This is the farewell episode of Roots of Rock! Massive thanks to all our listeners, thanks for checking us out. It has been a ton o’ fun. On this episode, we dig deep, really deep, into a heavy hitter in rock and roll. A lady by the name of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was an amazing innovator, child guitar prodigy, had a spectacular stage presence and was one of the original rock and rollers. She had a pronounced influence on artists that many consider some of the greatest in rock and roll. Artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Littler Richard and many, many more, cited her as an influence. She was a true innovator and the more we find out about her, the more we love her. We hope you’ll feel the same way after this episode. Long live rock and roll!!