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MG-20412: The Gospel Truth / Sister Rosetta Tharpe

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-20412-A3    MS-III    FF
SIDE-B MG-20412-B3    MS-III    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60080 (stereo).

Judging from the label, the innersleeve and the matrix number, this copy is NOT one of the earliest copy: maybe this is a bit later issue circa early 1960s, I guess.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

An awesome gospel live recording - “The Gospel Truth”!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915 or 1921 - 1973) was one of the most famous gospel singer ever (as well as a talented jazz guitarlist and vocalist). As many may know, her artistic peak might be in her 1940s, but once she sings, we must get astonished and get chilled by her awesome and unique singing. Although I am not a Christian, I can feel even a bit of how her singing are great.

Fortunately, Sister Rosetta Tharpe left several recordings on Mercury label. This live recording album captures her fascinating characteristics. A treasure of talented, improvised, dramatic and embellished performance.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 17974 (JB369) The Lord's Prayer (Arr. by Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:10
A-2 16475 (JB216) One Morning Soon (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:04
A-3 17983 (JB378) Things That I Used To Do (And I Don't Do No More) (Katie Bell Nubin) 2:23
A-4 17975 (JB370) It's Me (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:02
A-5 17981 (JB376) I Have Good News To Bring (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:01
A-6 17985 (JB380) Didn't It Rain (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 1:56
SIDE-B
B-1 17979 (JB374) Bring Back Those Happy Days (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 4:33
B-2 17980 (JB375) Saviour Don't Pass Me By (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:34
B-3 17982 (JB377) Go Get The Water (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 2:20
B-4 17986 (JB381) Beams Of Heaven (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 4:00
B-5 17978 (JB373) Steal Away (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) 3:14

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (vo) with:
the Sally Jenkins Singers (on A-2, A-3, A-4, B-1),
unknown (pipe organ), unknown (p).

Recorded at the Church of God in Christ, NYC on September 9, 1958.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (vo, g) :
  • Mercury MG-20201 : Gospel Train
  • Mercury MG-20412 / SR-60080 : The Gospel Truth
  • Wing MGW-12235 / SRW-16235 : Gospel Train (reissue of MG-20201?)





Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20412 FRONT] [MG-20412 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20412 A] [MG-20412 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20412 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20412 BACK SLEEVE]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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