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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915–1973)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born on March 20, 1915 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA as Rosetta Nubin. She was married to Russell Morrison and Thomas Thorpe. She died on October 9, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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The Great Debaters Soundtrack
Walk the Line Soundtrack
Cadence Soundtrack
Elvis & Nixon Soundtrack


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 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sundown (2020) ... (writer: "I Want a Tall Skinny Papa")
 2020 I Know This Much Is True (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- One (2020) ... (performer: "Precious Memories" - uncredited)
  Adam Ruins Everything (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Adam Ruins Music (2019) ... (performer: "Up Above My Head") / (writer: "Up Above My Head")
 2019 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Documentary) (performer: "This Train Is Bound For Glory")
 2018 A.P. Bio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot: Catfish (2018) ... (writer: "Strange Things Are Happening Every Day" - uncredited)
 2016 Elvis & Nixon (performer: "There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me")
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rabbit Hole (2016) ... (writer: "Strange Things Happening" - uncredited)
 2009 Jools's Annual Hootenanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.0 (2009) ... (writer: "This Train")
 2008 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (Documentary) (writer: "Strange Things Are Happening Every Day")
 2007 The Great Debaters (writer: "Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air")
 2007 My Kid Could Paint That (Documentary) (performer: "Strange Things Happen Everyday") / (writer: "Strange Things Happen Everyday")
 2006 Weeds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Last Tango in Agrestic (2006) ... (writer: "Strange Things Are Happening")
  House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- House vs. God (2006) ... (performer: "My Journey to the Sky" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Journey to the Sky" - uncredited)
 2005 Walk the Line (performer: "Didn't It Rain") / (writer: "Didn't It Rain")
  The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Up Above My Head There's Music in the Air") / (writer: "Up Above My Head There's Music in the Air")
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "Up Above My Head There's Music in the Air", "Precious Memories") / (writer: "Up Above My Head There's Music in the Air", "Precious Memories")
 2001 Amelie (performer: "Up Above My Head" - uncredited) / (writer: "Up Above My Head" - uncredited)
 2000 Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues (Documentary) (performer: "Up Above My Head")
 1990 Cadence (writer: "End of My Journey")
 1990 To Sleep with Anger (performer: "Precious Memories")
 1987 Dolly (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (arranger: "Up Above My Head")
 1976 So It Goes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (performer: "I've Got the Blues, But I'm Too Damn Mean to Cry")
 1970 Movin' (TV Movie) (writer: "Up Above My Head")
 1968 '68 Comeback Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Bobby Freeman, Johnny Rivers, The Righteous Brothes and Jody Miller (1964) ... (writer: "(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air")
- Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers and Jackie & Gayle (1964) ... (writer: "(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air", "(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air" reprise)
- Pilot (1964) ... (writer: "(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air")
 1964 Blues and Gospel Train (TV Movie) (performer: "Didn't It Rain", "Trouble in Mind")
 1959 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frankie Laine Sings for Gina (1959) ... (writer: "Up Above My Head")
 1953 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.3 (1953) ... (writer: "Didn't It Rain")
 1941 Four or Five Times (Short) (performer: "Four or Five Times")
 1941 The Lonesome Road (Short) (performer: "The Lonesome Road")
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Daughter of Katie Bell Nubin, a.k.a. 'Mother Bell', was a traveling missionary, a shouter in the classic gospel tradition, and played the mandolin. See more »

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