This site is a loving tribute to one of the most important gospel stars of the 20th century, Marie Knight.
M.C. Records will be releasing a live record by Marie Knight on March 23, 2018. The Gospel According Marie Knight was recorded October 19, 2007 at Margaret A. Hart '35 Gospel Fest at the Church Street Center in North Adams MA. Now, over a decade later, that revelatory performance finally sees the light of day on this brilliant compilation.
Coming March 23, 2018
The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced in December 2017 that it would be posthumously inducting Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the hallowed hall in April 2018 as an early influence on artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Bob Dylan. In a way, it’s also an acknowledgement for Knight’s musical contributions since she collaborated professionally and served as a confidante with Tharpe at the height of her popularity in the early 1950s.
2016 has seen Marie's legacy increase as two musical plays have been put into production. "Marie and Rosetta" is musical that was produced by The Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. The show ran to rave reviews from August 24- October 16. "Shout Sister Shout The Musical" will debut at The Pasadena Playhouse in January of 2017.
Marie Knight's Bio - Marie Knight’s vocal talents were recognized early on. When she was five years old, Marie—who was born in Sanford, Florida, but raised in Newark, New Jersey—sang the gospel number “Doing All the Good We Can” at her parents’ church, where the congregants marveled at her poise. A member of the youth choir, she was soon elevated to soloist and taught herself to play piano. “I used to go to the church in the daytime and just hit one note at a time, to hear that sound,” she recalled. “It was a joy to me, to put those notes together on the piano, just one key at a time.”
Read about the musical "Marie and Rosetta."
"Shout Sister Shout The Musical"