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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, part 1 (1938 - 1949)

 

 

New York City, NY; October 31, 1938

64727 Rock Me Decca 2243, Brunswick 02737
64728 That's All Decca 2503
64730 The Lonesome Road Decca 2243, Brunswick 02737

* Reverse of 2503 is a secular title.

 

New York City, NY; January 10, 1939

64881 Bring Back Those Happy Days Decca 2558
64882 This Train Decca 2558
64883 I Looked Down The Line (And I Wondered) Decca 2328, Brunswick 02784
64884 God Don't Like It Decca 2328, Brunswick 02784
64885 Beams Of Heaven Decca 3254
64886 Savious Don't Pass Me By Decca 3254

* All of the above titles were also released in Decca album 224, titled "The Lonesome Road". Click here to see a picture.

 

New York City, NY; March 13, 1941

68815 End Of My Journey Decca 8538
68816 Sit Down Decca 8538, 48089
68817 There Is Something Within Me Decca 8548, 48010
68818 Stand By Me Decca 8548, 48010

 

New York City, NY; June 27, 1941

69441 That's All unissued?

 

New York City, NY; September 5, 1941

69709 Rock Me Decca 18353

 

New York City, NY; November 6, 1941

69910 That's All Decca 18496, 48057

* Reverse side of Decca 18496 by the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, reverse side of Decca 48075 is a secular title by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

 

New York City, NY; December 1, 1941

69980 Just A Closer Walk With Thee Decca 8594
69981 Precious Lord Hold My Hand Decca 8610
69982 I'm In His Care Decca 8594
69983 Nobody's Fault But Mine Decca 8610, 48089

 

New York City, NY; June 10, 1942

70852 What He Done For Me Decca 8639
70853 I Want Jesus To Walk Around My Bedside Decca 8634
70854 All Over This World Decca 8639
70855 Pure Religion Decca 8634

 

New York City, NY; July/August, 1943

-- That's All V-Disc 129

* Reverse side of V-Disc 129 is a secular title by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

 

New York City, NY; November 26, 1943

71523 Let That Liar Alone Decca 48023
71524 The Devil Has Thrown Him Down Decca 48024
71525 Sleep On Darling Mother Decca 8657
71526 God Don't Like It Decca 48022

 

New York City, NY; December 15, 1943

71570 I Want To Live So God Can Use Me Decca 8657

 

Hollywood; c. April 1944

--   Rock Me Jubilee 75

* The reverse Jubilee 75 is not by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

 

New York City, NY; April 21, 1944

72015 Don't You See My Handwriting On The Wall Unissued
72016 What's The News Decca 48023

 

New York City, NY; September 11, 1944

72377 Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares Decca 48024
72378 Jesus Taught Me How To Pray Decca 48021
72379 Forgive Me Lord And Try Me One More Time Decca 48021
72380 What Is The Soul Of Man Decca 48022

* Decca 48021, 48022, 48023 and 48024 also issued in Decca album 527.

 

New York City, NY; September 22, 1944

72396 Singing In My Soul Decca 8672, 48029
72397 I Claim Jesus First Decca 8672, 48029
72398 Strange Things Happening Every Day Decca 8669, 48009, LP 8782
72399 Two Little Fishes And Five Loaves Of Bread Decca 8669, 48009

 

New York City, NY; January 11, 1946

73274 Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend   Decca 11002, 48025, LP 8782  
73275   Tell The World To Sing   Unissued  
73276  How Far From God     Decca 48030, LP 8782
73277 When I Move To The Sky   Decca 11002, 48025, LP 8782 



New York City, NY; May 2, 1946

73548 Jesus Is Here Today Decca 48013, LP 8782  
73549   Jonah Decca 48013, LP 8782   
73550  God's Mighty Hand MCA Coral (G) LP 6.22126
73551 The Lord Followed Me Decca 48030

* MCA Coral (G) LP 6.22126 was probably also released in France on MCA LP 510.148. Click here to see a picture of the German LP. Other tracks are in this discography, but this LP is not mentioned because apart from "God's Mighty Hand", all have been previously released.

 

New York City, NY; July 1, 1947

73987 This Train Decca 48043, LP 8782  
73988 Oh, When I Come To The End Of My Journey Decca 48043 
73989 Didn't It Rain Decca 48054, LP 8782
73990 Stretch Out Decca 48054

 

Los Angeles, CA; July, 1947

A This Train Down Beat 104; Swing Time 104  
B When I Come To The End Of My Journey Down Beat 104; Swing Time 104
A Saviour Don't Pass Me By Down Beat 106; Swing Time 106
B Didn't It Rain Children Down Beat 106; Swing Time 106

* The above issues were released as by Sister Katty Marie.

 

New York City, NY; November 24, 1947

74153 Beams of Heaven Decca 48070  
74154 Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air Decca 48090, 30084, LP 8782
74155 My Journey To The Sky Decca 48090, LP 8782

 

New York City, NY; November 25, 1947

74166 Teach Me To Be Right Decca 48083  
74167 I Heard My Mother Call My Name Decca 48166
74168 Heaven Is Not My Home Decca 48190
74169 The Natural Facts Decca 48166

 

New York City, NY; November 26, 1947

74170 Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down Decca 48154 
74171 Lay Down Your Soul Decca 48083
74172 Precious Memories Decca 48070
74173 Family Prayer Decca 48190

 

New York City, NY; December 30, 1947

74491 Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There (Gospel Boogie) Decca 48071 
74492 My Lord And I Decca 48071

 

New York City, NY; December 2, 1948

74637 He Watches Me Decca 48098 
74638 He's All I Need Decca 48098, 30084
74641 Down By The Riverside Decca 48106, LP 8782
74642 Little Boy unissued
74643 My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race Decca 48106

* "He's All I Need" retitled "The Lord Is My Shepherd (That's All I Need To Know)" on Decca 30084.

 

New York City, NY; December 3, 1948

74646 Ain't No Room In Church For Liars Decca 48154 
74647 Cleanse Me unissued
74648 Little Boy How Old Are You Decca 48177
74649 Going Back To Jesus Decca 48177

 

New York City, NY; January 11, 1949

74676 Move On Up A Little Higher - Part 1 Decca 48093  
74677 Move On Up A Little Higher - Concluded Decca 48093

 

New York City, NY; July 7, 1949

75038 Ninety-Nine And A Half Won't Do Decca 48116 
75039 Daniel In The Lion's Den (He Locked The Lion's Jaw) Decca 48116 
75040 The Devil Is Trying To Steal My Joy unissued
75041 Just Look unissued

* Decca 48116 as by "Sister Rosetta Tharpe And Her Mother (Katie Bell Nubin) with Sam Price Trio".

 

New York City, NY; Sptember 14, 1949

75259 Silent Night, Holy Night (Christmas Hymn) Decca 48119, 25760
75260 White Christmas Decca 48119, 25760 
75261 He Arose From The Grave Decca 48136
75264 So High Decca 48160

 

New York City, NY; December 12, 1949

75588 Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? Decca 48136, LP 8782
75589 Bells Of St. Mary's Decca 48269

* Decca LP 8782 is titled "Gospel Train", click here for a picture.

 

 

 

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Sources:
Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton (The Gospel Discography, 1943-1970)
R.M.W. Dixon and J. Godrich (Blues And Gospel Records 1902 to 1942)
a.o.