"Follow Rock n Roll back up the river and you’ll pass by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and arrive at Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was the giver and Godmother of Rock n Roll. Amen!” so said retired preacher Ralph G. Lee to the Chicago Tribune in 1974.
Lee created a tribute guitar modelled on Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s iconic white 1962 Gibson SG as he couldn’t afford an original. “I play Sister Rosetta's songs every Friday night at the Milwaukee House Of Blues, loud and soulful, the way she she showed us how".
(That's the story we're telling at Joe Doe Guitars...)