The Original Soul Sister

The Original Soul Sister

by Sister Rosetta TharpeSister Rosetta Tharpe


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This four-disc box set from Proper assembles all four original volumes they issued separately with a detailed booklet of notes. Those titles -- This Train, Rock Me, Singing in My Soul, and Shout Sister Shout -- document Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Decca recordings from the late '30s through WWII. Assembled like this, they provide a nearly exhaustive portrait of Tharpe's guitar artistry, her songwriting, and her amazingly large voice. Essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2002
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520020510
catalogNumber: 51
Rank: 36997


Disc 1

  1. Rock Me
  2. That's All
  3. My Man and I
  4. The Lonesome Road
  5. Bring Back Those Happy Days
  6. This Train
  7. I Looked Down the Lane (And I Wondered)
  8. God Don't Like It
  9. Beams of Heaven
  10. Saviour Don't Pass Me By
  11. The End of My Journey
  12. Sit Down
  13. There Is Something Within Me
  14. Stand by Me
  15. Trouble in Mind
  16. Rock Daniel
  17. Four or Five Times
  18. Shout, Sister, Shout
  19. The Lonesome Road
  20. Shout, Sister, Shout

Disc 2

  1. Rock Me
  2. That's All
  3. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  4. Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
  5. I'm in His Care
  6. Nobody's Fault But Mine
  7. I Want a Tall Skinny Papa
  8. What He Done for Me
  9. I Want Jesus to Walk Around My Bedside
  10. All Over This World
  11. Pure Religion
  12. Rock Me
  13. That's All
  14. Trouble in Mind
  15. Rock Daniel
  16. Down by the Riverside
  17. I Want a Tall Skinny Papa
  18. This Train
  19. Sin Is to Blame
  20. That's All

Disc 3

  1. Let That Liar Alone
  2. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down
  3. Sleep on Darling Mother
  4. God Don't Like It
  5. I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
  6. Rock Me
  7. What's the News
  8. Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
  9. Jesus Taught Me How to Pray
  10. Forgive Me Lord and Try Me One More Time
  11. What Is the Soul of Man?
  12. Singing in My Soul
  13. I Claim Jesus First
  14. Strange Things Happening Every Day
  15. Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread
  16. Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend
  17. How Far from God
  18. When I Move to the Sky
  19. Jesus Is Here to Stay
  20. Jonah

Disc 4

  1. God's Mighty Hand
  2. The Lord Followed Me
  3. This Train
  4. Oh, When I Come to the End of My Journey
  5. Didn't It Rain
  6. Stretch Out
  7. This Train
  8. When I Come to the End of My Journey
  9. Beams of Heaven
  10. Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air
  11. My Journey to the Sky
  12. Teach Me to Be Right
  13. I Heard My Mother Call My Name
  14. Heaven Is Not My Home
  15. The Natural Facts
  16. Ain't No Grave Hold My Body Down
  17. Lay Down Your Soul
  18. Precious Memories
  19. Family Prayer
  20. Down by the Riverside
  21. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bascomb   Tenor Saxophone
Erskine Hawkins   Trumpet
Louis Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Lucky Millinder   Leader
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Julian Dash   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Rodgers   Piano
Don Cole   Trombone
Grady Martin   Guitar
Norman Greene   Trombone
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Wheeler   Trumpet
Marie Knight   Vocals
Sammy Price   Guitar,Piano
Noble Sissle   Leader
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Bass
Howard Biggs   Piano
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Abe Bolar   Bass
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Joe Britton   Trombone
Sarah Brooks   Soprano
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Demas Dean   Trumpet
Pops Foster   Bass
Panama Francis   Drums
Joe Guy   Trumpet
Mike Hadley   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Hart   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
David James   Trombone
George James   Alto Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
James "Famous" Jones   Bass
Joe Jordan   Trumpet
Wilbert Kirk   Drums
Kelly Martin   Drums
Gene Mikell   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Mitchell   Alto Saxophone
Big Chief Russell Moore   Trombone
Jerome Pasquall   Alto Saxophone
Ernest Purce   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Roane   Trumpet
Eli Robinson   Trombone
James Roots   Organ
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Leemie Stanfield   Bass
Arnold Thomas   Piano
Ray Tunia   Piano
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Ben Whitted   Alto Saxophone
Herbert Cowans   Drums
Gene Simon   Trombone
George Stevenson   Trombone
Harry White   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Billy Taylor   Bass
Tommy Lindsay   Trumpet
Clarence Brereton   Trumpet
Frank Humphries   Trumpet
Trevor Bacon   Guitar
Edna Williams   Trumpet
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Chester Burrill   Trombone
Barbara Johnson   Contralto (Vocal)
Benny Moten   Bass
Billy Bowen   Alto Saxophone
Ted Barnett   Alto Saxophone
Edward Morant   Trombone
Ed Sims   Trombone
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson   Drums
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band   Guitar
Ed Bourne   Drums
Herb Flemming   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bill Doggett   Composer
Lucky Millinder   Composer
Marie Knight   Arranger
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Arranger,Composer
Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman   Contributor
Byron Gay   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Dependable Boys   Vocal Group
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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