BEST OF 2017 (New Reissue)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Live In 1960
Southland Records – ORGM-2100, ORG Music – ORGM-2100
Vinyl LP, VMP Pressing Ltd. 1000 Edition, Limited Edition, 1000 Numbered Copies, Remastered, Red Marbled
Released: 15 Dec. 2017
The Grammys came calling this year, Sister Rosetta’s the new retro flavor. Previously only available as a VMP exclusive, a black lp version of this live 1960 performance was just released last Friday. If you want raw, bluesy gospel delivered by a force of nature, Sister Rosetta delivers in spades. I’d been looking for her albums for years but haven’t ever come across any old stuff. Maybe southern Gospel isn’t that big in Canada or there isn’t much to begin with, dunno. In any case, if the Grammy nod leads to more people discovering her music, then yay Grammys.