TROUBLE IN MIND * ROSETTA THARPE AND LUCKY MILLINDER AND HIS ORCHESTRA * DECCA 48053 * USA
Tucked away on the B side of Big Fat Mama Lucky Millinder's first record, Gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe sings a secular Blues song, or 'Blues Dance' as the label would have it, and in keeping with the genre she has dropped the title 'Sister' from her name. Guitarist and singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a.k.a. Rosetta Nubin, was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, 1921 and died in her early fifties in 1973, she was most well known for her Gospel singing, but in the 1940s and 50s cut some driving R&B and mellow Blues records - something for which the Christian's, an institution that preaches tolerance and forgiveness, never quite forgave her. The above record is the second release [probably] issued in 1950.
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