SISTER ROSETTA THARPE : Up Above My Head
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is often referred to as "the godmother of rock and roll" for her pioneering guitar technique, use of distortion/reverb, and a 1963 UK tour with Muddy Waters that has been cited as a huge influence by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Jeff Beck.
Though she reached more widespread notoriety across the world in the '50s and '60s thanks to the folk/blues revival and her beloved status among UK blues and rock musicians, it's her early recordings from the late '30s and early-mid '40s that are the most brilliant, visceral, and emotional of her career.
Up Above My Head compiles 18 of those amazing gospel and R&B sides into one place.
Side A :
01. Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air
02. Ain't No Grave Hold My Body Down
03. Didn't It Rain
04. Trouble In Mind
05. Stand By Me
06. Sit Down
07. Jesus Is Here To Stay
08. The Natural Facts
09. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down
Side B :
01. Bring Back Those Happy Days
02. Stretch Out
03. Beams Of Heaven
04. Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend
05. Teach Me To Be Right
06. This Train
07. That's All
08. Nobody's Fault But Mine
09. Shout, Sister, Shout!