2 LPs ON 1 CD Plus 6 BONUS TRACKS
This release presents two of Sister Rosetta's finest LPs, which were cut during the zenith of her abilities: the masterpiece Gospel Train (1957), and one of her most difficult to find albums, Sister on Tour (1961). Both records contain some of Tharpe's best-known hits, such as “Up Above My Head,” “Jericho,” and “Joy in this Land,” among others. Long unavailable on CD, these sensational albums have finally been remastered and packaged together in this special collector's edition, which also includes 6 bonus tracks from the same period. There's no better proof of Sister Rosetta's genius than these powerful and passionate.
SISTER ROSETTA THARPE, lead vocals and electric guitar, plus:
[1-12]: Ernest Richardson (guitar), George Duvivier, Lloyd Trotman (bass),
Ernest Hayes (piano), Doc Bagby (organ), David “Panama” Francis (drums),
The Harmonizing Four of Richmond (backing vocals).
Arranged by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Recorded at Mercury Sound Studios,
New York, July 1956.
[13-24]: Unidentified rhythm section and chorus. Arranged and conducted by Teacho Wiltshire.
Produced by Eddie Heller.Recorded in New York City, April 1961.
[25-28]: Personnel and location are unknown. Recorded between 1959 and 1960.
[29 & 30}: Solo performance. Recorded live in Europe, 1960.
02 WHEN THEY RING THE GOLDEN BELL
03 TWO LITTLE FISHES, FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD
04 BEAMS OF HEAVEN
05 AIN'T NO GRAVE HOLD MY BODY DOWN
06 ALL ALONE
07 UP ABOVE MY HEAD
08 I SHALL KNOW HIM
09 FLY AWAY
10 HOW ABOUT YO
11 PRECIOUS MEMORIES
12 99½ WON'T DO
SISTER ON TOUR
13 JOY IN THIS LAND
14 GOD IS WONDERFUL
15 JUST KEEP STILL
16 EVERYTHING TO ME
17 TAKE A NEW LOOK
18 LOOK IN THE GOOD BOOK BROTHER
19 WITH HIS GREAT LOVE
20 AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP
21 THERE'S A HAND LEADING ME
22 FAITH IN GOD
24 THE LONESOME ROAD
25 WALK ALL OVER GOD'S HEAVEN
26 TWELVE GATES (TO THE CITY)
27 OH, THE JOY THAT CAME TO ME
28 BLOW YE THE TRUMPET IN ZION
29 DIDN'T IT RAIN (Live)
30 CAN'T SIT DOWN (Live)