On one side we have Lucius Venable “Lucky” Millinder (Aug. 8, 1910 – Sept. 28, 1966). He couldn't read or write music notes, couldn't play an instrument, rarely sang, but he had a great music taste, was a genuine showman and a very successful bandleader. His orchestra was one of the best rhythm and blues big band, that existed.
On the other side there is Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – Oct. 9, 1973) who was a gospel singer, songwriter and guitarist. With a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and jazz and blues music, she was very popular – and controversial – in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1938, Tharbe recorded four songs (all instant hits) for Decca, backed by Lucky Millinder and his orchestra. Tharbe became one of the first commercially successful gospel singer in the U.S.
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Tharpe had signed a contract with Millinder for seven years and in 1941 they recorded the great rhythm and blues hit “Shout, Sister, Shout!”
Title: Shout, Sister, Shout!
Artist: Sister Rosetta Tharpe w/ Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra
Recorded: September 5, 1941
Album: Gospel Blues – The Very Best Of
Tempo: 147 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
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