Didn’t it Rain/Shout Sister Shout


Music Notes: Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use distortion on her Gibson SG, a white triple humbucker guitar, inspiring the likes of Jim Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2017.

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Simply, Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973):

One of the most significant and influential Black American singers and guitarists of the 1930s through the 60s, she has been labeled the Godmother of rock and roll and the “original soul sister”. In my opinion, her contribution to American music has been overlooked and under-appreciated.