Tharpe clearly isn't the easiest subject for a biographer. She gave few deeply revealing interviews, and the press of the time was largely superficial. Wald writes, "'Out of the spiritual idiom,' Variety concluded, in language so boorish it stands out even by pre-World War II standards, 'she's nothing more than another shoutin' colored gal with a guitar.
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As a result, much of Shout, Sister, Shout! Wald doesn't delve into her subject's music in any real detail until "Strange Things," eight years into Tharpe's recording career; closer readings of the earlier records would have been interesting. But the subject herself is worth the attention—as a crossover artist a show in Atlanta drew 10, people, some 40 percent white , as the first gospel singer to "go pop" and then go back, as a headstrong composer and instrumentalist as well as a singer and performer.
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Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information Before "women in rock" became a catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved that women could rock. Wald's biography, which draws on memories from more than people who knew Tharpe, forever alters our understanding of women in rock and of U.
Rosetta Tharpe was a major star and a huge influence on the musicians of her day.