Born in Cotton Plant, Ark., Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend, bringing fierce guitar and swing to gospel music—and blazing a path for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with Marie Knight.
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