Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Gayle Wald (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
January 15, 2008
Pages
252
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807009857
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About the Author

Gayle F. Wald is a professor at George Washington University and the author of Crossing the Line. She wrote the liner notes for a critically acclaimed 2003 Rosetta Tharpe tribute album. Wald lives in Washington, D.C.

Reviews

A book like this is long overdue. Rosetta Tharpe was a major star and a huge influence on the musicians of her day. Listen to her recordings and you can hear all the building blocks of rock and roll. --Joan Osborne, singer-songwriter

"Rosetta was one of the most beloved and influential artists ever in gospel music . . . and she blazed a trail for the rest of us women guitarists with her indomitable spirit and accomplished, engaging style. She has long been deserving of wider recognition and a place of honor in the field of music history." --Bonnie Raitt

"Rosetta Tharpe's life is a classic American tall tale, except that it happened, and, in these pages, you are there." --Greil Marcus, cultural critic

"Rosetta Tharpe was one of my first influences, one of the first people I heard sing. I'm glad Gayle Wald has done a book on her because people need to know." --Isaac Hayes

"Absorbing . . . Very much a woman's story, refreshingly free of Svengalis and impresarios."--Laura Sinagra, New York Times

"Wald makes a good case that Tharpe's R&B spirituals played a key role in inventing rock."--Entertainment Weekly

"Rosetta Tharpe's life is a classic American tall tale, except that it happened, and, in these pages, you are there."--Greil Marcus, cultural critic and author of Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock'n'Roll Music

"Wald's illuminating biography brings the deliciously flamboyant singer to life as gospel's first superstar and a seminal figure . . . Tharpe was a larger-than-life figure in American pop music. May Wald's shimmering book revive her for new listeners." --Booklist

"With the publication of this entertaining and enlightening biography, Tharpe-who reputedly played her electric guitar 'like a man, ' withstood failed marriages, racial and sexual discrimination plus economic hardships-should receive the recognition she deserves."--Publishers Weekly

"Mixing tireless reporting with nuanced and cultural insights, Wald's Shout, Sister, Shout! is about as good as musical reparations get." --Tony Green, Vibe