• Sister Rosetta THARPE - Bring Back Those Happy Days - Greatest Hits and Selected Recordings, 1938-1957

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, Sister Rosetta Tharpe popularised gospel music to a new level of commercial acceptability during the 1930s and 1940s.

Contains 28 tracks providing an essential overview of her career. Presented here is everything that the gospel audience would expect in religious fervour and meaningful lyrics but because of her then unique style of guitar playing she had an appeal so great that it propelled her recordings into the emergent blues and r&b market.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe's guitar playing influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Includes 'Strange Things Happening Everyday' which stormed to No 2 on the Billboard 'Race' charts, one of the first gospel recordings to achieve that feat. Other important tracks in this collection include 'Down By The Riverside' which the American Library of Congress registered in 2004 for its direct influence on early Rhythm & Blues music.

Track Listing

1. ROCK ME
2. THAT'S ALL
3. THIS TRAIN
4. BRING BACK THOSE HAPPY DAYS
5. THERE IS SOMETHING WITHIN ME
6. STAND BY ME
7. SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
8. ROCK ME
9. I WANT A TALL SKINNY PAPA
10. SINGING IN MY SOUL
11. I CLAIM JESUS FIRST
12. STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING EVERYDAY
13. TWO LITTLE FISHES AND FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD
14. JESUS IS HERE TODAY
15. JONAH
16. DIDN'T IT RAIN
17. STRETCH OUT
18. UP ABOVE MY HEAD, I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR
19. MY JOURNEY TO THE SKY
20. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
21. SING AND SHOUT
22. NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE
23. DON'T LEAVE ME HERE TO CRY
24. WHAT HAVE I DONE?
25. DON'T YOU WEEP, O MARY, DON'T YOU WEEP
26. I'VE DONE WRONG
27. NINETY-NINE AND A HALF WON'T DO
28. LET'S BE HAPPY

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date October 11th 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31402 1

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Sister Rosetta THARPE - Bring Back Those Happy Days - Greatest Hits and Selected Recordings, 1938-1957

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