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Shout Sister Shout

Rosetta Tharpe inducted into 2018 Class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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Shout Sister Shout
Photo by Randy Johnson

Shout, Sister, Shout!, a new musical based on the book, had its world premiere at Pasadena Playhouse in July, 2017. The LA Times says it's putting Rosetta Tharpe at center stage!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll, a documentary by Mick Csaky

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick

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

“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was anything but ordinary and plain; she was a big, good-looking woman and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid. She was a powerful force of nature –a guitar-playing, singing evangelist.”