The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe | Episode 56


When you think of the origins of Rock n'Roll, chances are names like Elvis Presley and Chuck Barry come to mind. But more than a decade before, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was pioneering the new sound and creating unique hits that went on to influence all of the male "inventors" and "godfathers" of Rock n' Roll. She was a Black, openly bisexual woman whose gospel background provided the foundation for what we now think of as Rock n' Roll. She was a good witch who paved the way for a new sound that changed music as we knew it.

INTRO - 14:40 | Hannah shares an article revealing a secret scandal revolving the British Royal Family.

15:40 - 47:30 | Deanna blows our mind with her Person of the Week, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The inventor of Rock & Roll.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing in the rain:

Lil Nas X's Old Town Road:

Old Town Road remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus:

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