“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music,“state Atlantic production notes. “Tharpe was the queen of ‘race records’ in the 30’s and 40’s, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.”
See Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in Marie and Rosetta
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