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Memphis, Tennessee
     

Memphis, Tennessee

by Rosco Gordon
 
Here is one of the pioneers of the Memphis R&B movement. This man was a huge influence in Jamaica at the beginning of the ska rhythms; he had a loping and relaxed style that fit right into the propensities of early ska artists. He hasn't been popular in the states since "Just a Little Bit," his early-'60s hit, stormed the R&B charts. At this time he married and

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Here is one of the pioneers of the Memphis R&B movement. This man was a huge influence in Jamaica at the beginning of the ska rhythms; he had a loping and relaxed style that fit right into the propensities of early ska artists. He hasn't been popular in the states since "Just a Little Bit," his early-'60s hit, stormed the R&B charts. At this time he married and devoted himself to his wife and growing family. It was only her untimely demise from bone cancer and the growing up of his children that allowed him to get back on the road again (mostly in Europe and Canada). But here he is back in full voice, with the help of Duke Robillard and his band, to reignite the flames that have lain dormant all these years. He either wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs here, showing he has not sat idly by during his hiatus from recording. This is an exceptionally fine effort and kudos must go to Stony Plain for taking the time to make this available for our pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/28/1999
Label:
Stony Plain Music
UPC:
0772532126724
catalogNumber:
1267
Rank:
204115

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Performance Credits

Rosco Gordon   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Duke Robillard   Guitar
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Saxophone
Doug James   Saxophone
Matt McCabe   Piano
Jeffery McAllister   Drums
John Packer   Bass

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Rosco Gordon   Composer,Producer
Duke Robillard   Producer,Engineer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Trade Martin   Composer
John Paul Gauthier   Engineer
Holger Petersen   Executive Producer,Interviewer
Denise Tapp   Liner Notes
Jules Taub   Composer

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