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Turning The Tables: Celebrating Eight Women Who Invented American Popular Music

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Brittany Howard, Questlove and Felicia Collins pay tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Ro hide caption

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, circa 1950. In 1951, she got married in a baseball stadium and performed a concert in front of thousands of fans. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Most Elaborate Wedding Ever Staged': Rosetta Tharpe At Griffith Stadium

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Hear a conversation about the third season of Turning the Tables on Morning Edition

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe onstage with her guitar in 1957. Chris Ware/Getty Images hide caption

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Gets Her Day In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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Kate Bush, Radiohead and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are all first-time Rock Hall nominees. Evening Standard/Getty Images, Danny Clinch, Chris Ware/Getty Images hide caption

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The gospel/folk singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe was accompanied by a jazz orchestra on her debut recording. Chris Ware/Getty Images hide caption

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A Sister Rosetta Tharpe Biography

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Ode to Rainy Days

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1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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