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Latest update on 13/08/2012

Artist: Rosco Gordon
Author: Rosco Gordon/Jules Taub
Label: RPM
Year: 1952

Cut in Memphis on the same day as B.B. King's 3 O'Clock Blues. Not with Sam Phillips but at Tuff Green's House, another local hole in the wall. Session fixed by Ike Turner. All in all clearly inspired by Buddy Johnson's No More Love (Decca - '51), sung by his sister Ella (reissued on Ace cd Walk 'Em: The Decca Sessions).

Covers:

1960:

John Lee Hooker

1960:

Owen Gray [as Running Around; Jamaican]

1966:

Z.Z. Hill

1968:

Groundhogs

1969:

Otis Spann

1974:

Keith Hudson [real reggae version]

1978:

Snooks Eaglin

1984:

James Cotton

1992:

Johnny Winter

1993:

Colin James

1996:

Cold Blue Steel

1996:

Satan & Adam

1999:

Rufus Thomas

1999:

Aron Burton

2002:

Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls

2011:

Steve Miller Band

Reggae also hails from Memphis! Rosco's piano shuffle inspired Fats Domino in songs as Be My Guest ('59) and It Keeps Rainin' ('61), before hopping over to Jamaica where this particular brand of off-beat R&B evolved into ska and rock steady. Chris Blackwell (Island) considers Rosco Gordon was a first line influence on Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

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