Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Live in 1960

We’re thrilled to announce the first ever vinyl release of Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Live in 1960″. ¬†A red and white marble color vinyl edition is now available, exclusively in the Vinyl Me, Please member store. Look out for a black vinyl edition coming to fine record stores everywhere later this year.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and roll”. This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl, until now, a whole 57 years later. The set has plenty of variety, lots of sincere feeling, and high levels of musicianship from the unique performer. Highlights include “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” “Didn’t It Rain,” “The Gospel Train” and “Down By the Riverside.” The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

Learn more about the album in this interview from¬†Vinyl Me, Please with Org Music’s own Andrew Rossiter.

You can also check out the making of the vinyl pressing in this short video: