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Rosco Gordon

Rosco Gordon
Born: Apr 10, 1928 in Memphis, TN
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Died: Jul 11, 2002 in New York, NY [Queens]
Genre: R&B
Biography: Rosco Gordon was best known for being one of the progenitors of a slightly shambolic, loping style of piano shuffle called "Rosco's Rhythm." The basic elements of this sound were further developed after Jamaican musicians got a hold of 45s Gordon recorded in the early '50s -- which were not available ...Read full biography
No Dark In America
Released: 2005
Label: Dualtone Music Group
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Recorded over five years in no less than ten locations, ranging from decent studios to living rooms with dozens of musicians live and overdubbed, No Dark in America represents the last will and testament ...Read full review
Memphis Tennessee
Released: 2000
Label: Stony Plain Recording Co.
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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 ...Read full review