Rosetta Nubin was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, circa 1915. She was an active singer of gospel-folk in the 1930's and 1940's. Her early training was in religious singing. She played acoustic and later amplified guitar well behind vocals. Rosetta performed with many other great artists of her day including Cab Calloway and Lucky Millinder. In 1942 she had two hits "That's All" and "Shout, Sister, Shout." She sang regularly as a single in New York clubs and in 1957 traveled to England with the Chris Barber Jazz Band. Her performing continued into the 1960's, traveling one more time overseas to France in 1966. Sister Rosetta Tharpe died on October 9, 1973 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.