Unsung Heroes

Episode 180: Sister Rosetta Tharpe – It Wasn’t The Coolest Marriage

It’s time to tell the tale of the originator of rock n’ roll. Without this woman, music as we know it today would not exist. And even though she holds these high accolades, Sister Rosetta Tharpe still rarely gets her due. This woman was a work horse, dedicated to the music she was crafting. She started off moving the congregation at church, but would soon bring that to the stage. The people fell in love with her energetic but sweet performance style and many children saw her play guitar and wanted those skills. This is the story of the birth of rock n’ roll.

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