Blues Birthday: Godmother of Electric Blues : Sister Rosetta Tharpe – March 20th 1915

Photo Credit: James J. Kriegsmann 1938 Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was extremely important to the origins […]