ORG Music Releases Sister Rosetta Tharpe ‘Live in 1960’ On Vinyl

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, 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 from analog tape and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

At Vinyl Me, Please:

Interview with Andrew Rossiter about Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s Live in 1960:

Track Listing:
A1 Can’t Sit Down 1:50
A2 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands 1:54
A3 Vacation in the Sky 5:26
A4 Didn’t It Rain 2:17
A5 Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down 3:19
A6 Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves of Bread 5:03
A7 The Gospel Train 5:09
B1 Precious Lord 4:28
B2 Down by the Riverside 3:10
B3 Mansion in the Sky 4:58
B4 Is Everybody Happy? 3:26
B5 Peace in the Valley 5:31

*First time available on vinyl
*Vinyl Please, Me exclusive
*Red & white marbled vinyl out NOW
*Limited to 1000 copies
*Wide release on black vinyl Dec. 15, 2017

Coming SOON from ORG Music:

October 13:
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jerry Lee’s Greatest!”: wide release on black vinyl
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jerry Lee’s Greatest!”: Indie Exclusive* edition on orange/white color vinyl, limited to 500
Earl Hines “Tour de Force”: wide release on 180gram black vinyl

October 27:
Dexter Gordon “Both Sides of Midnight”: wide release on 180gram black vinyl
Dexter Gordon “Both Sides of Midnight”: Indie Exclusive* edition on 180gram translucent green vinyl, limited to 300

November 03:
Charlie Feathers “Best of the Sun Records Sessions”: wide release on black vinyl
Charlie Feathers “Best of the Sun Records Sessions”: Indie Exclusive* edition on yellow & black swirl color vinyl, limited to 500

*Indie Exclusive releases are only available participating independent record stores.