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Roscoe Gordon - Just A Little Bit: The Singles Collection 1951-61 / Roscoe Gordon (his name sometimes also appeared as Rosco) was a blues pianist, singer and songwriter from Memphis, who was a pioneer of the Memphis blues style, creating what was known as the "Rosco rhythm", which later influenced ska and reggae. Born in 1928, he was an associate in Memphis of artists known as the Beale Streeters, who included Johnny Ace, Bobby Bland and B.B. King. He got his own radio show in 1950 after winning a talent show, and was introduced to Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Johnny Otis, talent scout and producer for Modern Records, and they both influenced his recording career. This 52-track 2-CD collection comprises most of his recordings from this era on the RPM, Chess, Duke, Sun and Vee Jay labels - confusingly, he often recorded for different labels simultaneously. It features his R&B No. 1 "Booted", and his other Top 10 R&B hits, which were the No. 2s with "No More Doggin'"and "Just A Little Bit", and a No. 9 with "Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse)". He was an influential figure in Memphis, often appearing on other artists' records, and this collection of his own recordings is an entertaining showcase for his distinctive talent and style.
Roscoe Gordon - Just A Little Bit: The Singles Collection 1951-61 / Roscoe Gordon (his name sometimes also appeared as Rosco) was a blues pianist, singer and songwriter from Memphis, who was a pioneer of the Memphis blues style, creating what was known as the "Rosco rhythm", which later influenced ska and reggae. Born in 1928, he was an associate in Memphis of artists known as the Beale Streeters, who included Johnny Ace, Bobby Bland and B.B. King. He got his own radio show in 1950 after winning a talent show, and was introduced to Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Johnny Otis, talent scout and producer for Modern Records, and they both influenced his recording career. This 52-track 2-CD collection comprises most of his recordings from this era on the RPM, Chess, Duke, Sun and Vee Jay labels - confusingly, he often recorded for different labels simultaneously. It features his R&B No. 1 "Booted", and his other Top 10 R&B hits, which were the No. 2s with "No More Doggin'"and "Just A Little Bit", and a No. 9 with "Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse)". He was an influential figure in Memphis, often appearing on other artists' records, and this collection of his own recordings is an entertaining showcase for his distinctive talent and style.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 12/08/2023
UPC: 824046349424

Just A Little Bit: The Singles Collection 1951-61
Artist: Roscoe Gordon
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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DISC: 1

1. City Women
2. Roscoe's Boogie
3. Ouch! Pretty Baby
4. Saddled the Cow (And Milked the Horse)
5. Dime a Dozen
6. A New Remedy for Love
7. Booted
8. I Love You Till the Day I Die
9. Cold, Cold Winter
10. No More Doggin'
11. Maria
12. Tell Daddy
13. Hey, Fat Girl
14. New Orleans Wimmin
15. I Remember Your Kisses
16. What's You Got on Your Mind
17. Two Kinds of Women
18. T Model Boogie
19. Trying
20. Dream Baby
21. Lucille (Looking for My Baby)
22. Blues for My Baby
23. Too Many Women
24. Wise to You Baby
25. Just in from Texas
26. I'm in Love
27. Tomorrow May Be Too Late
28. We're All Loaded (Whiskey Made Me Drunk)
29. Rosco's Mambo
30. Ain't No Use
31. Three Cent Love
32. You Figure It Out
33. Just Love Me Baby
34. Weeping Blues
35. The Chicken (Dance with You)
36. Love for You Baby
37. Shoobie Oobie
38. Cheese and Crackers
39. Bad Dream
40. Tummer Tee
41. I've Loved and Lost
42. Sally Jo
43. Torro
44. A Fool in Love
45. Just a Little Bit
46. Goin' Home (Tomorrow)
47. The Dilly Bop
48. You'll Never Know (The Way I Feel)
49. What You Do to Me
50. Surely I Love You
51. Let 'Em Try
52. What I Wouldn't Do

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Roscoe Gordon - Just A Little Bit: The Singles Collection 1951-61 / Roscoe Gordon (his name sometimes also appeared as Rosco) was a blues pianist, singer and songwriter from Memphis, who was a pioneer of the Memphis blues style, creating what was known as the "Rosco rhythm", which later influenced ska and reggae. Born in 1928, he was an associate in Memphis of artists known as the Beale Streeters, who included Johnny Ace, Bobby Bland and B.B. King. He got his own radio show in 1950 after winning a talent show, and was introduced to Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Johnny Otis, talent scout and producer for Modern Records, and they both influenced his recording career. This 52-track 2-CD collection comprises most of his recordings from this era on the RPM, Chess, Duke, Sun and Vee Jay labels - confusingly, he often recorded for different labels simultaneously. It features his R&B No. 1 "Booted", and his other Top 10 R&B hits, which were the No. 2s with "No More Doggin'"and "Just A Little Bit", and a No. 9 with "Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse)". He was an influential figure in Memphis, often appearing on other artists' records, and this collection of his own recordings is an entertaining showcase for his distinctive talent and style.
        
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