Chanteur US né le 10 Avril 1928 à Memphis (Tennessee), Rosco Gordon a débuté en 1950 chez Chess Records de Chicago (Illinois), puis il passera à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee). Il a aussi enregistré pour Duke, Soma, RPM, Vee Jay, Old Town, ABC, Bab Roc, Jomada, Rae, Cox, Calla. Rosco est décédé le 11 Juillet 2002 à New York.

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 to Jamaicans until 1959 -- and created ska, which took its name for the sound of this particular shuffle as it sounded being played on an electric guitar (ska-ska-ska).
No less an authority than Chris Blackwell -- he was the founder/president of Island Records who produced Bob Marley, the Wailers, and Peter Tosh, to name a few -- has cited Gordon's importance to reggae and ska music and championed the sound he helped create.
Gordon had originally been a member of the famed Beale Streeters, a Memphis, TN-based group that also featured the considerable talents of Johnny Ace, B.B. King, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, in the late '40s. They were scouted by none other than Ike Turner for Modern Records, who recorded the Beale Streeters' first single in 1951.
Gordon was soon recording sides for Sam Phillips and his Sun Records label. Phillips later sold the master of Gordon's own "Bootin'" to two competing labels, Chess and RPM, both of whom released it as a single. This "mix-up" did not, however, prevent the song from hitting number one on the R&B chart in 1952.
The follow-up to "Bootin'," called "No More Doggin'," was the first song to feature the now-familiar shuffle rhythm of Gordon's design, with a strong accent on the off-beat that repeated the oft-monotonous guitar phrasing. Though Gordon had recorded the song in the living room of a friend's home, in fact, the sound was fully developed and unique for its time. On July 11, 2002, Gordon died of a heart attack at his home in Queens, New York. He was 74.

Talents : Singer, Piano

Style musical : Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Soul

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ROSCOE'S BOOGIE (1951)

JUST LOVE ME BABY (1955)

SHOOBIE DOOBIE (1957)

JUST A LITTLE BIT (1959)

A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1951 78 t. RPM 322 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Roscoe's Boogie / City Women
1951 SP RPM 45X322 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Roscoe's Boogie / City Women
09/1951 78 t. RPM 334 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse) / Ouch, Pretty Baby
09/1951 SP RPM 45X334 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse) / Ouch, Pretty Baby
1951 78 t. RPM 336 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - A New Remedy For Love / Dime A Dozen
1951 SP RPM 45X336 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - A New Remedy For Love / Dime A Dozen
1952 78 t. RPM 344 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Booted / Cold, Cold Winter
1952 SP RPM 45X344 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Booted / Cold, Cold Winter
1952 78 t. & SP CHESS 1487 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Booted / Love You Till The Day I Die
03/1952 78 t. RPM 350 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - No More Doggin' / Maria
03/1952 SP RPM 350X45 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - No More Doggin' / Maria
1952 78 t. RPM 358 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - New Orleons Wimmen / I Remember Your Kisses
1952 SP RPM 45X358 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - New Orleons Wimmen / I Remember Your Kisses
1952 78 t. RPM 365 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - What You Got On Your Mind / Two Kinds Of Women
1952 SP RPM 45X365 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - What You Got On Your Mind / Two Kinds Of Women
1952 78 t. RPM 369 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Trying / Dream Baby
1952 SP RPM 45X369 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Trying / Dream Baby
1953 78 t. RPM 373 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / Blues For My Baby
1953 SP RPM 45X373 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / Blues For My Baby
1953 78 t. RPM 379 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - I'm In Love / Just In From Texas
1953 SP RPM 45X379 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - I'm In Love / Just In From Texas
1953 78 t. RPM 384 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - We're All Loaded / Tomorrow May Be Too Late
1953 SP RPM 45X384 (US) ROSCOE GORDON - We're All Loaded / Tomorrow May Be Too Late
1952 78 t & SP DUKE 101 (US) Rosco GORDON with the Beale Streeters - Hey Fat Girl / Tell Daddy
1952 78 t & SP DUKE 106 (US) T-Model Boogie / New Orleans Woman
11/1952 78 t & SP DUKE 109 (US) Rosco GORDON with the Beale Streeters - Too Many Women / Wise To You Baby
1953 78 t & SP DUKE 114 (US)

Ain't No Use / Roscoe's Mambo

1954 78 t & SP DUKE 129 (US)

Three Can't Love / You Figure It Out

09/1955 78 t & SP SUN 227 (US) Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues
09/1955 78 t & SP FLIP 227 (US) Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues
12/1955 78 t & SP SUN 237 (US)

The Chicken (Dance With You) / Love For You Baby

12/1955 78 t & SP FLIP 237 (US) The Chicken (Dance With You) / Love For You Baby
12/1956 78 t & SP SUN 257 (US) Cheese And Crackers / Shoobie Oobie
1957 78 t & SP DUKE 165 (US)

Keep On Doggin' / Bad Dream

1957 78 t & SP DUKE 173 (US)

I've Loved And Lost / Tummer Tee

09/1958 78 t & SP SUN 305 (US) Sally Jo / Torro
04/1959 SP VEE JAY VJ 316 (US)

A Fool In Love / No More Doggin'

11/1959 SP VEE JAY 332 (US)

Just A Little Bit / Goin' Home

06/1960 SP VEE JAY 348 (US)

Surely I Love You / What You Do To Me

1960 78 t & SP DUKE 320 (US)

Dilly Bop / You'll Never Know

05/1961 SP VEE JAY 385 (US)

What I Wouldn't Do / Let 'Em Try

08/1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 10351 (US)

A Girl To Love / As You Walk Away

1963 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 10407 (US)

A Little Bit Of Magic / I Want Revenge

11/1963 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 10501 (US)

Barbara & Rosco GORDON - I Don't Stand A Chance / That's What You Di

1964 SP OLD TOWN 1167 (US)

Gotta Keep Rollin' / Just A Little At A Time

1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 34 (US)

Goin' Home / Just A Little Bit

1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 74 (US)

A Fool In Love / No More Doggin'

1964 SP OLD TOWN 1175 (US)

Rosco & Barbara - It Ain't Right / Could This Be Love

01/1966 SP JOMADA M-602 (US)

Jesse James / You Got My Bait

1967 SP RAE COX 1002 (US)

Goin' To A Party / I Really Love You

1968 SP CALLA C-145 (US)

Just A Little Bit / I Really Love You

196? SP HOLLYWOOD 1018 (US)

T-Model Boogie / I Wanna Chance (The Vows)

196? SP MODERN 45XMX 31 (US)

ROSCOE GORDON - Looking For My Baby / No More Doggin'

1970 SP BAB-ROC 004 (US)

Rosco & Marc Gordon / Rosco Gordon-Barbara Kerr - Don't Mess With My Stuff / Ain't Nobody's Business

1970 SP BAB-ROC 004 (US)

Rosco & Marc Gordon / Rosco Gordon-Barbara Kerr - Little Bit Of Magic / Ain't Nobody's Business (instr.) 

1970 SP BAB-ROC 005 (US)

Find Yourself Another Fool / It Ain't Nobody's Business (What We Do) (Rosco Gordon & Barbara Kerr)

1970 SP BAB-ROC 006 (US)
1970 SP BAB-ROC 008 (US) Find Yourself Another Fool / It Ain't Nobody's Business (What We Do) (Rosco Gordon & Barbara Kerr)
197? SP BAB-ROC 008 (US)

Who's Been Doing It (Since I Been Gone) / Just A Little Bit

197? SP BAB-ROC 012 (US)

Revenge / I Got Love

1981 SP Collectables Col 013417 (US)

What You Do To Me / Surely I Love You

1989 SP RIPETE R45-2007 (US)

Last Call For Alcohol / Makin' Whoopee

1990 SP RIPETE 217 (US)

Let's Get High / No More Doggin'

1990 SP RIPETE 270 (US)

Rosco GORDON / Martha REEVES - Just A Little Bit / It's The Same Old Song

1990 SP RIPETE 271 (US)

No More Doggin' Let's Get High / ?




















Albums

11/1977 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30133 (UK) THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS - Let's Get High / Real Pretty Mama / T-Model Boogie / Dr. Blues / Just Love Me Baby / Love With Me Baby / Bop With Me Baby / Decorate The Counter (version 1) / Decorate The Counter (version 2) / Love For You Baby / That's What You Do To Me / Tired Of Living / If You Don't Love Me Baby / Dream On Baby / Do The Bop / Sally Jo
11/1980 LP 10" ACE 10 CH 26 (UK) THE BEST OF ROSCO GORDON - VOLUME 1 - Booted / Why Do I Love You Baby? / Throwin' My Money Away / Ouch! Pretty Baby / Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse) / Two Kinds Of Women / New Orleans Wimmen / Whiskey Made Me Drink / Don't Have To Worry 'bout You No More / Just In From Texas / Blues For My Baby / Miserable Old Feeling / Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / No More Doggin'
1982 LP 12" ACE CH51 (UK) ROSCO GORDON - VOLUME 2 - THE MEMPHIS SESSIONS - She Rocks Me / Tell Me, Tell Me Baby / That Gal Of Mine / So Tired / Dime A Dozen / Run To Me Baby / Kickin' The Boogie / Rosco's Boogie / Bye Bye Woman / A New Remedy For Love / City Woman / You Can't Treat Me Like That / Cold Cold Winter / Ouch Petty Baby
03/1983 LP 12" CHARLY CRB 1044 (UK) NO MORE DOGGIN' - Just A Little Beat / That's What You Do To Me / No More Doggin' / Goin' Home Tomorrow / A Fool Of Love / Dapper Dan (previously unissued) / I'm Locked Up (previously unissued) / Surely I Love You / Every Night In The Week (previously unissued) / What I Wouldn't Do / Let 'em Try / Sit Right Here (previously unissued) / My Chick (previously unissued) / Jelly, Jelly, Jelly (previously unissued) / New Orleans, La (previously unissued)
04/1983 LP 12" P-Vine ‎5689 (JAP) NO MORE DOGGIN' - Just A Little Beat / That's What You Do To Me / No More Doggin' / Goin' Home Tomorrow / A Fool Of Love / Dapper Dan / I'm Locked Up / Surely I Love You / Every Night In The Week / What I Wouldn't Do / Let 'em Try / Sit Right Here / My Chick / Jelly, Jelly, Jelly / New Orleans, La
1983 LP 12" JSP 1052 (UK) ROSCO ROCKS AGAIN - The Do The Chicken (Dance With You) / Hello Baby / Kansas City / I Don't Wanna Die / I Got So Many Women / Darling I Really Love You / Shoobie Oobie / Three O'Clock Blues
1983 LP 12" MR. R&B 103 (SW) KEEP ON DOGGIN' - Booted / Love You 'til The Day I Die / Rosco's Boogie / Cold, Cold Winter / What You Got On Your Mind / Tomorrow May Be Too Late / Hey, Fat Girl / Wise To You Baby / T-Model Boogie / Three Cent Love / Too Many Women / Keep On Doggin' / Bad Dream / The Dilly Bop / A Girl To Love / Little Bit Of Magic
1987 LP 12" SUN / P-Vine ‎PLP-317 (JAP) Feelin' Good - Roscoe Gordon - JUNIOR PARKER - Love My Baby (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Feelin' Good (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Fussin' And Fightin' Blues (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Mystery Train (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Sittin' At The Window (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin' (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Sittin' At The Bar (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Feel So Bad (Junior PARKER, Little Junior's Blue Flames) / Booted (Roscoe GORDON) / T-Model Boogie (Roscoe GORDON) / Love For You Baby (Roscoe GORDON) / That's What You Do To Me (Roscoe GORDON) / Tired Of Living (Roscoe GORDON) / Sally Jo (Roscoe GORDON) / New Orleans (Roscoe GORDON) / Shoobie Oobie (Roscoe GORDON)
1988 LP 12" REDITA 131 (NL) KEEP ON ROLLING - Chicken In The Rough /Bop It / Tummer Tee / We're All Loaded / She Wants Everybody But Me / Nineteen Years Old / New Orleans Woman / Gotta Keep Rolling / Juice Head / V.O. Baby / Figure It Out / New Orleans / Hey Fat Girl / Look A Here Pretty Baby
06/1990 2 CD JSP JSPCD 4210 (UK) LET'S GET HIGH - THE MAN - ABOUT - MUSIC FROM MEMPHIS - 1951-1965 :
CD 1 : She Rocks Me / So Tired / Roscoe's Boogie / City Woman / That Gal Of Mine / Ouch! Pretty Baby / Saddled The Cow (And Milked the Horse) / Run To Me Baby / Dime A Dozen / A New Remedy For Love / Miserable Old Feeling / Booted / Cold, Cold Winter / Two Kinds Of Women / No More Doggin' / Maria / I Remember Your Kisses / What You Got On Your Mind / New Orleans Wimmen / Hey Fat Girl / T Model Boogie / Too Many Women / Three Cent Love / You Figure It Out / Dream Baby / Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / Blues For My Baby
CD 2 : Just In From Texas / I'm In Love / Tomorrow May Be Too Late / We're All Loaded (Whiskey Made Me Drunk) / Don't Have To Worry 'bout You No More / Throwing My Money Away / Why Do I Love You Baby / T Model Boogie / Decorate The Counter / I Wade Through Muddy Water / Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues / She's My Baby / That's What You Do To Me / I'm Gonna Shake It / Mean Woman / Let's Get High / Just My Memories Of You / The Chicken (Dance With You) / Love For You Baby / Bop With Me Baby / Hey Hey Girl / If You Want Your Woman / Don't Take It Out On Me / Real Pretty Mama / Tired Of Living / I Don't Like It
10/1993 CD VEE JAY NVB2-801 (US) JUST A LITTLE BIT - No More Doggin' / Goin' Home / A Fool In Love / Just A Little Bit / What You Do To Me / Dapper Dan / You Keep Me Locked Up / New Orleans, LA. / Surely I Love You / What I Wouldn't Do / Every Night In The Week / Let 'Em Try / Sit Right Here / My Chick / Jelly, Jelly / New Orleans, LA.
04/1997 CD CHARLY 8162 (UK) ROSCO'S RHYTHM - T-Model Boogie / Decorate The Counter / I Wade Through Muddy Water (Dream on Baby) / I Love You Better Than I Love Myself / Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues / Do the Chicken (Dance With You) / Love for You Baby / That's What You Do to Me / I Found a New Love / I Don't Like It / Hard Headed Woman / Shoobie Oobie / Cheese and Crackers / Real Pretty Mama / Sally Jo / Torro / Do the Bop / Nineteen Years / Tired Of Living / If You Don't Love Me Baby / Love With Me Baby / Hey Little Girl / New Orleans, LA. / Just A Little Bit / No More Doggin'
1997 CD Charly Schallplatten GmbH ‎CPCD 8273  (GER) Rosco's Rhythm - T-Model Boogie / Decorate The Counter / I Wade Through Muddy Water (Dream on Baby) / I Love You Better Than I Love Myself / Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues / Do the Chicken (Dance With You) / Love for You Baby / That's What You Do to Me / I Found a New Love / I Don't Like It / Hard Headed Woman / Shoobie Oobie / Cheese and Crackers / Real Pretty Mama / Sally Jo / Torro / Do the Bop / Nineteen Years / Tired Of Living / If You Don't Love Me Baby / Love With Me Baby / Hey Little Girl / New Orleans, LA. / Just A Little Bit / No More Doggin'
11/1998 CD ACE CDCHD 694 (UK) BOOTIN' - THE VERY BEST OF THE RPM YEARS - No More Doggin' / Roscoe's Boogie / City Woman / Ouch! Pretty Baby / Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse) / Dime A Dozen / A New Remedy For Love / Booted / Cold Cold Winter / Maria / New Orleans Wimmen / I Remember Your Kisses / Two Kinds Of Women / What You Got On Your Mind / Dream Baby (AKA Dream On Baby) / Trying / Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / Blues For My Baby / Just In From Texas / I'm In Love / Tomorrow May Be Too Late / We're All Loaded (Whiskey Made Me Drunk) / Why Do I Love You Baby? / Throwin' My Money Away
12/1999 CD STONY PLAIN 1267 (CAN) MEMPHIS TENNESSEE - Memphis, Tennessee / Sit Right Here / Bad Dream / It Takes A Lot Of Lovin' / No More Doggin' / Now You're Gone / Just A Little Bit / Let's Get High / Jelly Jelly / Tell Me I'm The One / Cheese & Crackers / You Don't Care About Nothing / Interview with Rosco Gordon (After 2 Minutes)
01/2001 CD COLLECTABLES 7253 (US) THE VERY BEST OF ROSCO GORDON - JUST A LITTLE BIT - No More Doggin' / Goin' Home / Fool In Love / Just A Little Bit / What You Do To Me / Dapper Dan / You Keep Me Locked Up / New Orleans, LA / Surely I Love You / What I Wouldn't Do / Every Night In The Week / Let Them Try / Sit Right Here / My Chick / Jelly, Jelly / New Orleans, LA (alternate version)
09/2002 CD VARESE 066385 (US) I'M GONNA SHAKE IT ! - T-Model Boogie / Decorate The Counter / I Wade Through Muddy Water (Dream On Baby) / Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues / Tired Of Living / The Chicken (Dance With You) / Love For You Baby / That's What You Do To / Love With Me Baby / I Found A New Love / I'm Gonna Shake It / Let's Get High / Real Pretty Mama / Shoobie Oobie / Cheese And Crackers / I Don't Like It / Nineteen Years Old / If You Don't Love Me Baby / Sally Jo / Bop With Me Baby / New Orleans, LA
11/2004 CD PROSPER 2065 (UK) A PROSPER INTRODUCTION TO ROSCO GORDON - NO MORE DOGGIN' - Roscoe's Boogie / City Women / Ouch! Pretty Baby / Saddled the Cow (And Milked The Horse) / Dime a Dozen / New Remedy For Love / Booted [Chess version] / Booted [RPM version] / Love You Til the Day I Die / Cold Cold Winter / Two Kinds Of Women / No More Doggin' / What You Got On Your Mind / New Orleans Wimmen / Dream Baby / Hey Fat Girl / T Model Boogie / Too Many Women / Three Cent Love / Lucille (Looking For My Baby) / Blues For My Baby / Just In From Texas / Tomorrow May Be Too Late / We're All Loaded (Whiskey Made Me Drunk)
01/2005 CD DUALTONE 1158 (US) NO DARK IN AMERICA - No Dark In America / Cheese & Crackers / Early In The Morning / A Night In Rio / Girl In My World / You Don't Care About Nothing / I Am The One / That's What You Do To Me / You Look Bad When You're Naked / Love On Top Of Love / Takes A Lot Of Loving / Are You Mine? / When Baby Come Home / One More Time / Now You're Gone
08/2009 CD JSP JSP 8822 (UK) Rosco Rocks Again - The Chicken (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / Hello Baby (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / Kansas City (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / I Don't Wanna Die (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / I Got So Many Women (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / Darling I Really Love You (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / Shooby Ooby (Rosco GORDON feat: Wayne BENNETT) / Cheese & Crackers / I'm The One / Sit Right There

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