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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, part 2 (1950 - 1959)

 

 

New York City, NY; May 2, 1950

76254 You Gotta Move Decca 48161
76254 When I Take My Vacation In Heaven Decca 48161
76260 Jesus Remembers MCA LP 28122
76261 Swing Low Sweet Chariot Decca 48160

* Decca 48161 with Marie Knight.

 

New York City, NY; May 3, 1950

76268 I Shall Know Him Decca 48194
76269 There's A Highway To Heaven Decca 28509
76270 I'm Bound For Higher Grounds Decca 28509
76271 I Was Healed Decca 48194

* All four tracks above with Marie Knight.

 

New York City, NY; January 11, 1951

80324 Use Me Lord Decca 48269
80325 Somebody Needs Jesus MCA LP 28122
80326 Sin Is To Blame Decca 48230
80327 I Thank God For My Song Decca 48230

 

New York City, NY; February 20, 1951

80587 Throw Out The Life Line Decca 14578, LP 5354
80588 Blessed Assurance Decca 14575, LP 5354
80589 Rock Of Ages Decca 14576, LP 5354
80590 In The Garden Decca 14577, LP 5354

 

New York City, NY; February 21, 1951

80593 Let The Lower Lights Be Burning Decca 14576, LP 5354
80594 There's A Fountain Filled With Blood Decca 14577, LP 5354
80595 What A Friend We Have In Jesus Decca 14578, LP 5354
80596 Amazing Grace Decca 14575, LP 5354

* The above eight titles are also on Decca album 878 (78rpm records) and Decca album 265 (45rpm records)

 

New York City, NY?; February 21, 1951

80597 I Want Jesus To Walk Around My Bedside (Before I Die) Decca 48209
80598 Royal Telephone Decca 48209
80599 Milky White Way Decca 48227
80600 His Eye Is On The Sparrow Decca 48227

* All for titles with Marie Knight.

 

Washington, D.C.; July 3, 1951

81626 Because Decca 48265, LP 5382
81627 Marriage Prologue & Benediction Decca 48266, LP 5382
81628 Wedding Ceremony -Part 1 Decca 48267, LP 5382
81629 Wedding Ceremony -Part 2 Decca 48268, LP 5382
81568 Gospel Train Decca 48268, LP 5382
81631 Thank You Jesus Decca 48267, LP 5382
81632 God Don't Like It Decca 48266, LP 5382
81633 So High Decca 48265, LP 5382

* The above is the the wedding ceremony of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Russell Morrison; it was also available on Decca Album 903 (78rpm records). LP 5382 is a 10inch LP. Click here for the gallery page of Decca album 903.
* The artists and speakers on this ceremony include Rev. Kelsey, Bishop Wells, Vivian Cooper, Jon Massey, Francis May White, Sunset Harmonizers and Harmonizing Four Of Richmond. "God Don't Like It"and "So High" are performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Rosettes.

 

Nashville, TN; January 10, 1952

82136 Tell Him You Saw Me Decca 28417
82137 When I First Sought The Lord Decca 28417
82119 Come Unto Me Decca 28075
82120 Have A Little Talk With Jesus Decca 29505

 

Nashville, TN; January 11, 1952

82121 The Last Mile Of The Way Decca 28282
82122 There'll Be Peace In The Valley For Me Decca 48279
82123 Near The Cross Decca 48279
82124 In The Garden Decca 28282

 

Nashville, TN; March 5, 1952

82348 Let's Talk About Jesus Decca 28075

 

Nashville, TN; December 6, 1952

83690 Old Landmark* Decca 28625
83691 Pressing On* Decca 28625
83695 Never Let Go His Hand* Decca 48301
83696 All Alone With Christ The Lord Decca 28754

* Songs marked with an asterix: Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight.

 

Nashville, Tennessee; December 7, 1952

83697 Let's Go On* Decca 48301
83699 I'll Meet You Over Yonder Decca 28754
83700 How Well Do I Remember Decca 28557
83701 I Just Couldn't Be Contented Decca 28557

* Song marked with an asterix: Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight.

 

New York City, NY; c. 1952

-- Didn’t It Rain, Children? Natasha CD 402

 

New York City, NY; July 27, 1953

84911 Crying In The Chapel Decca 48302
84912 There'll Be Peace In Korea Decca 48302
84913 Feed Me Jesus Decca 48304
84914 Smile It Through Decca 48304

 

New York City, NY; October 17, 1953

85396 I'm So Glad Decca 48324
85397 All The Good We Can Do unissued
85398 Sing And Shout* Decca 48324
85399 Shadrack Decca 48309
85400 Nobody's Fault But Mine Decca 48309
85405 Stand The Storm* Decca 48332

* Song marked with an asterix: Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight.

 

New York City, NY; August 4, 1954

86626 Go Ahead Decca 29255
86627 He Is Everything To Me Decca 48337
86628 Everytime I Feel The Spirit Decca 48337
86629 Look Away In The Heavenly Land* Decca 48332
86631 When Was Jesus Born Decca 48328
86632 In Bethlehem Decca 48328
86633 This Ole House Decca 29255

 

New York City, NY; February 23, 1956

89415 Don't You Weep, O Mary Don't You Weep Decca 29878
89416 I've Done Wrong Decca 29878
89417 I Can Hear The Angels MCA LP 28122
89418 Father Prepare Me MCA LP 28122

 

New York City, NY; July 2, 1956

13594 Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread Mercury LP 20201
13595 All Alone Mercury LP 20201
13596 How About You Mercury LP 20201
13597 Ninety Nine And Half A Won't Do Mercury LP 20201
13598 Precious Memories Mercury LP 20201
13599 Beams Of Heaven Mercury LP 20201
13600 When The Saints Go Marching In Mercury 70910
13601 Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down Mercury 70910, LP 20201

 

New York City, NY; July 5, 1956

13602 When They Ring The Golden Bell Mercury LP 20201
13603 Up Above My Head There's Music In The Air Mercury LP 20201
13604 I Shall Know Him Mercury LP 20201
13605 Fly Away Mercury LP 20201
13606 Jericho Mercury LP 20201

* Mercury LP 20201 is titled "Gospel Train"; click here to see a picture.

 

New York City, NY; September 11 or October 8 (?), 1956

13752 O Little Town Of Bethlehem unissued
13753 So High, So Low unissued
13754 Home In The Sky Mercury 70982
13755 Can't Do Wrong And Get By Mercury 70982

 

New York City, NY; May 13 or June 3 (?), 1957

15352 Let's Be Happy Mercury 71173
15353 I'm Gonna Take A Trip On That Old Ship unissued
15354 Let It Shine Mercury 71173
15355 Honor unissued

 

Manchester, England; December 9, 1957

-- Everytime I Feel The Spirit C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Feed Me Jesus C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Didn’t It Rain C.S.T. CD 5067
-- This Train C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Peace In The Valley C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Down By The Riverside C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Old Time Religion C.S.T. CD 5067
-- When The Saints Go Marching In C.S.T. CD 5067
-- Old Time Religion (Reprise) C.S.T. CD 5067

* The above is recorded live. C.S.T. CD 5067 titled "Lost And Found Vol. 1"; remaining titles are by Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee.

 


New York City, NY; September 9, 1958

16475 One Morning Soon Mercury LP 20412
17974 The Lord's Prayer Mercury LP 20412
17975 It's Me Mercury LP 20412
17976 I Look Down The Line And I Wonder unissued
17977 Sign Of Judgment unissued
17978 Steal Away Mercury LP 20412
17979 Bring Back Those Happy Days Mercury LP 20412
17980 Saviour, Don't Pass Me By Mercury LP 20412
17981 I Have Good News To Bring Mercury LP 20412
17982 Go Get The Water Mercury LP 20412
17983 Things That I Used To Do (And I Don't Do No More) Mercury LP 20412
17984 When I Make My Last Trip unissued
17985 Didn't It Rain Mercury LP 20412

* Mercury LP 20412 titled "The Gospel Truth".

 

New York City, NY; c. 1958

-- Nothing Between Omega LP 1031
-- He's The Lily Of The Valley Omega LP 1031
-- Seeking For Me Omega LP 1031
-- Never Alone Omega LP 1031
-- Shine For Jesus Omega LP 1031
-- I Do, Don't You Omega LP 1031
-- God Leads Us Along Omega LP 1031
-- The Family Prayer Omega LP 1031
-- What Are They Doin' In Heaven Omega LP 1031
-- I Saw The Light Omega LP 1031
-- Blow Ye The Trumpet In Zion Omega LP 1031
-- Oh The Joy That Came To Me Omega LP 1031

* Omega LP 1031 appears to be the original release, but this album was re-released several times. Early reissues include Crown LP 5236, Parade LP 372, Promenade LP 2234, Spinorama LP 3072, a.o.

 

New York City, NY; October 21, 1959

1074 I Believe MGM LP 3821
1075 Somebody Bigger Than You And I unissued
1076 Twelve Gates To The City MGM LP 3821
1077 Faith MGM LP 3821
1078 If You Believe MGM LP 3821
1079 Walk All Over God's Heaven MGM LP 3821

 

New York City, NY; October 22, 1959

1080 If I Can Help Somebody MGM LP 3821
1081 Light A Candle (Say A Prayer) MGM LP 3821
1082 You’ll Never Walk Alone unissued
1083 I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray MGM LP 3821
1084 Without Him MGM LP 3821
1085 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child unissued

 

New York City, NY; November 23, 1959

1141 He MGM LP 3821
1142 Bless This House MGM LP 3821
1143 May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You unissued
1144 Take My Hand, Precious Lord MGM LP 3821

* MGM LP 3821 is self titled.

 

New York City, NY; 1959

774 Light A Candle MGM 12915
775 Faith MGM 12915

* The above are probably edited from matrices 1077 and 1081.

 

New York City, NY; 1959

611 I Can’t Sit Down Carlton 502

* The above was released as by Marie and Rex (Rex Garvin). Reverse by Marie Knight.

 

 

 

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Sources:
Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton (The Gospel Discography, 1943-1970)
a.o.