Shout Sister Shout

Ruby Turner tells the extraordinary story of the original 'soul sister', Rosetta Tharpe, whose innovative gospel music combined elements of the blues, R'n'B and rock'n'roll.

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Another chance to hear Ruby Turner tell the extraordinary story of the guitar playing gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who would have celebrated her 95th birthday this month (20.3.1915)

Rosetta was one of the most innovative gospel musicians of her time. In her music you can hear blues, R & B and rock 'n' roll and she influenced the likes of Elvis, 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 first broadcast on Radio 2 last March.

Ruby Turner tells story of the guitar playing gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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