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).
Owen Gray [as Running Around; Jamaican]
Keith Hudson [real reggae version]
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.