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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This late-period Rosco Gordon set was recorded live at the 100 Club in London in 1982, just after the ska revival -- that coincided with punk and post-punk -- had died down. No matter, it sounds like the joint was packed, and more than 30 years after "No More Doggin," (the single that provided the shuffle rhythm with an accent on the offbeat that became the original ska rhythm and mutated into reggae), Gordon was still going strong. There are eight cuts on this set played impeccably -- and whether they are blues or R&B tunes, that shuffle -- known popularly as the "Rosco Shuffle" -- is present everywhere. Gordon wrote six of these eight tracks, but his cover of "Kansas ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This late-period Rosco Gordon set was recorded live at the 100 Club in London in 1982, just after the ska revival -- that coincided with punk and post-punk -- had died down. No matter, it sounds like the joint was packed, and more than 30 years after "No More Doggin," (the single that provided the shuffle rhythm with an accent on the offbeat that became the original ska rhythm and mutated into reggae), Gordon was still going strong. There are eight cuts on this set played impeccably -- and whether they are blues or R&B tunes, that shuffle -- known popularly as the "Rosco Shuffle" -- is present everywhere. Gordon wrote six of these eight tracks, but his cover of "Kansas City" is one of the best on record. While the sound quality is not pristine, it's more than adequate, and the crackling live energy of the set is captured perfectly. This is a wonderfully raw and immediate performance that JSP has issued and it should be sought out by fans and collectors.
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  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065882228
  • Catalog Number: 8822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Chicken - Wayne Bennett (4:32)
  2. 2 Hello Baby - Wayne Bennett (6:22)
  3. 3 Kansas City - Wayne Bennett (3:20)
  4. 4 I Don't Wanna Die - Wayne Bennett (6:58)
  5. 5 I Got So Many Women - Wayne Bennett (5:37)
  6. 6 Darling I Really Love You - Wayne Bennett (7:09)
  7. 7 Shooby Ooby - Wayne Bennett (4:43)
  8. 8 Cheese & Crackers (3:42)
  9. 9 I'm the One (6:46)
  10. 10 Sit Right There (5:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rosco Gordon Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Otis Grand Guitar
Wayne Bennett Guitar
Carlo Little Drums
Nick Simper Bass
Mick Weaver Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Dan Quinton Bass
Alan Premier Drums
Peter Erwin Beck Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Stedman Liner Notes
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