Shout Sister Shout, A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe (CD)
M.C. Records released Shout, Sister, Shout: a Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe, which features an all-star cast of female singers performing some of the best songs associated with the groundbreaking artist who blurred the lines between gospel and secular music. Some of the artists featured on the new album include Joan Osborne, Maria Muldaur (accompanied by Bonnie Raitt on guitar), Michelle Shocked, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, Marcia Ball, Victoria Williams, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Marie Knight. M.C. Records president Mark Carpentieri first heard Sister Rosetta Tharpe in 1999 at the home of rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef, himself a big fan of the singer/guitarist, and who acknowledges her music as a big influence "Sleepy said, 'Everything I learned on the guitar was from Sister Rosetta,'" remembers Carpentieri. "I was completely moved by the singing, the playing the spirituality, it was a revelation." With the idea of doing a tribute album, Carpentieri began reaching out to artists to gauge their interest. One of those was Maria Muldaur, who loved Tharpe and had actually seen her perform. "I asked Maria about putting together a tribute and would she liked to be involved," says Carpentieri. "She couldn't say yes fast enough. After two years, hundreds of phone calls and thousands of miles traveled, we've been able to put this album together to salute one of the most underrated American musicians of the twentieth century."
a spirited and sincere tribute” - Billboard
Shout, Sister, Shout! is a must-have" - All Music Guide
One of the years best tributes" - Dallas Morning News