Previous Single Artist Record Of The Week
From The Collection Of Paul Ressler

(Biweekly 11/29/03 - 12/12/03)


"Crying In The Chapel"/"There's Peace In Korea"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
on Decca 48302
released in 1953


Photo Of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Above: Photo of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was most well known for her religious singing. Rosetta performed with many great artists of her day including Cab Calloway and Lucky Millinder. In 1941, she filmed three musical soundies with Millinder. She had two hits in 1942... "That's All" and "Shout, Sister, Shout."

Click HERE for a short article about Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Lea Gilmore.



Decca Label-Crying In The Chapel-1953 Decca Label-There's Peace In Korea-1953

Above: Label image of both sides of Decca 48302 released in 1953. "Crying In The Chapel" was first performed by country singer Darrell Glenn in 1953 and was covered by The Orioles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and others, the same year. The flip, "There's Peace In Korea", was an original composition co-written by Tharpe.

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"Crying In The Chapel" - Decca 48302 - 1953
"There's Peace In Korea" - Decca 48302 - 1953
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"Crying In The Chapel" - Decca 48302 - 1953 (file size=374KB)
"There's Peace In Korea" - Decca 48302 - 1953 (file size=352KB)


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