Song of the Day: Marie Knight – Who Rolled The Stone Away

Who Rolled The Stone Away?

Marie Knight’s ‘WhoRolled The Stone Away’ really digs deep! This song makes you feel good, the arrangement swings, the vocals are smooth.

In the 1940s Marie Knight worked and toured alongside the great Sister Rosetta Tharpe. And like Sister Rosetta this Gospel and Rhythm and Blues singer had a long career in music. The two singers had a lot in common.  Marie Knight’s ‘Who Rolled the Stone Away’, for example has  similar vocals and grooves as good as “Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho’ from Sister Rosetta.

 

 

After more then ten years she left Rosetta Tharpe to go solo. She released some albums for Decca, Okeh and Mercury, and toured alongside the Drifters and Clyde Mc Phatter. After a long and succesful career Marie Knight Passed away in 2009.

Enjoy this song and read more about Marie Knight in this article from the LA Times!

INTERVIEW: Marie Knight – Her Life, Her New CD


Photo Credit Maryland Pride at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

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