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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Regular price $2,000.00

30"x 34.5"

She was a Rock and Roll trailblazer and superstar born in Cotton Plant, Ark. If you know your Blues and gospel history, you know that she was very successful in her day. She influenced the likes of Elvis, Little Richard, Eric Clapton and Etta James. It has been said she could make her guitar talk. She owned two Cadillac's but could not drive to her own shows because whites didn't want to see a person of color driving a better car than what they had. So she and her group traveled by bus with a white driver. I have her driving her own car across the Memphis and Arkansas Bridge at sunset. You can see the birds dancing in the sky, West Memphis in the background, and Mahalia Jackson leaving Memphis on the other side.

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