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Sister Rosetta Tharpe artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
April 2, 2007 Tharpe became well known for playing her electric guitar while performing gospel music.
October 13, 2008 NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon talks about his new book and shares some of the gems he discovered.
March 20, 2009 The influential gospel-rocker gets a proper memorial, in time for what would have been birthday 94.
April 13, 2006 Day to Day offers a musical interlude for rainy days — Tharpe's "Didn't It Rain."
December 5, 2013 The African-American folk songs, a byproduct of slavery, were later embraced by many improvisers.
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