Shout Sister Shout by Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Lucky Millinder
Song Of The Week #002

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an acclaimed gospel singer from the late thirties to her death in 1973, she was also one of the earliest exponents of the electric guitar.

Her earliest recorded work was for Decca Records in the Thirties, where she was backed by Lucky Millinder's jazz orchestra. The majority of the tracks Tharpe recorded come from the traditional gospel repertoire, their titles alone tell us Tharpe was religious and despite popularity outside the church, she never lost her evangelist heritage.