Shout Sister Shout - The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Story [6 Music]

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6M2009030320170326 (6M)

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai slects this documentary in which Ruby Turner tells the extraordinary story of the guitar-playing gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Rosetta was one of the most innovative gospel musicians of her time. In her music you can hear blues, R and B and rock 'n' roll and she influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

When she married, 20,000 people attended the wedding in a baseball stadium, yet when she died she was buried in an unmarked grave.

Ruby Turner charts her rise to fame and popularity and subsequent demise in a documentary that was first broadcast on Radio 2.

Ruby Turner tells the extraordinary story of gospel musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

6M2009030320170326 (6M)

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai slects this documentary in which Ruby Turner tells the extraordinary story of the guitar-playing gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Rosetta was one of the most innovative gospel musicians of her time. In her music you can hear blues, R and B and rock 'n' roll and she influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

When she married, 20,000 people attended the wedding in a baseball stadium, yet when she died she was buried in an unmarked grave.

Ruby Turner charts her rise to fame and popularity and subsequent demise in a documentary that was first broadcast on Radio 2.

Ruby Turner tells the extraordinary story of gospel musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe.