“Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Shunned from some African American churches for her experiment with secular music, Rosetta Tharpe, struggled to regain her musical footing in the world of sanctified sacred music. Finally a 2018 inductee into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame!

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director