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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 2 1942-1944


Download links and information about Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 2 1942-1944 by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Blues, Gospel, Country genres. It contains 27 tracks with total duration of 01:13:11 minutes.

Artist: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Release date: 1996
Genre: Blues, Gospel, Country
Tracks: 27
Duration: 01:13:11
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No. Title Length
1. I Want a Tall Skinny Papa 2:53
2. What He Done for Me 2:42
3. I Want Jesus to Walk Around My Bedside 2:40
4. All Over This World 2:45
5. Pure Religion 2:35
6. This Train (J41) 2:31
7. Down By the Riverside (J38) 3:09
8. Rock Me (J75) 2:39
9. Rock Me (VP-391-D3-MC-464) 2:50
10. That's All (VD129) 2:06
11. Trouble In Mind (VP-392-D3-MC-465) 2:41
12. Rock Daniel (VD129) 2:40
13. That's All (J56) 2:05
14. Let That Liar Alone 2:43
15. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down 2:53
16. Sleep On Darling Mother 3:06
17. God Don't Like It (71526) 2:35
18. I Want to Live So God Can Use Me 2:35
19. What's the News? 2:55
20. Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares 2:38
21. Jesus Taught Me How to Smile 3:08
22. Forgive Me Lord and Try Me One More Time 2:38
23. What Is the Soul of Man 2:33
24. Singing In My Soul 2:56
25. I Claim Jesus First 2:38
26. Strange Things Happening Every Day 2:47
27. Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread 2:50



The second of two well-packed discs released on the Austrian reissue label Document, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 covers the years of 1942 to 1944, a period during which Tharpe was raising the ire of her religious audience by branching out into a more secular era. Though in retrospect the sentiments of songs like "I Want a Tall Skinny Papa" seem tame, the outcry was similar to when Sam Cooke went pop in the late '50s: how dare the pop market take away our Sister? It stands to reason; Sister Rosetta Tharpe was gospel's most fiery voice and one of the finest guitarists in any style of her era. (The stabbing, rhythmic lead guitar underpinning these songs sounds like it was probably a huge influence on Chicago blues later that decade.) The passion and vitality of these performances is remarkable, as is the joy Tharpe clearly takes in the physicality of even her most pious recordings. Even for non-believers, this is rich, fulfilling music. The quality of these transfers on the rarer material can be a little rough, but not distractingly so.