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Rosco Gordon

Rosco Gordon not only placed many a hit on the rhythm & blues charts in the 1950s, he is also remembered as one of rock and roll's founding fathers and a key figure in the formation of Jamaican ska. Hailed for his unique sense of timing and off-beat shuffle on the 88s, something Sam Phillips( Sun Studios) called "Rosco's Rhythm," the gifted R&B veteran is now considered a seminal early rock piano player alongside Ike Turner and few others, Rosco Gordon was an influential performer-composer, whose contributions to contemporary music will forever endure. A native of Memphis, born April 10, 1928, Rosco Gordon skyrocketed to fame in the early fifties with a string of hits for the Chess, RPM and Duke labels, including originals like Booted" and "No More Doggin'." Many of his early recordings were made at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service, alongside friends and fellow musicians Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, B.B

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Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth

Read "Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth Josef Woodard 229 Pages ISBN: 978-1-935247-13-5 Silman-James Press 2016 A book on Charles Lloyd--one of the most celebrated and enigmatic jazz musicians of the past fifty years--has been a long time coming. It's been a while in the making too, for author ...

No Dark In America

Label: Dualtone
Released: 2005


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