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Rosco Gordon (1928–2002)

Memphis-born Rosco Gordon was a fixture on the local blues scene when he was just a teenager, as a pianist and singer. His vocal style was termed "eccentric"--he went in for moaning, wailing, slurring and scrambling his words--and tended to mix his piano styles between blues and boogie-woogie. In the 1950s he hung with such icons as Johnny Ace and ... See full bio »


(age 74) in New York, USA

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Mississippi Grind
Mississippi Grind Soundtrack
The Express
The Express Soundtrack
Rock Baby - Rock It
The Blues
The Blues Himself


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 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- He in Racist Fire (2016) ... (performer: "Let's Get High")
 2015 Mississippi Grind (performer: "No More Doggin") / (writer: "No More Doggin")
 2008 The Express (performer: "Just A Little Bit")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Join the Club (2006) ... (writer: "Just a Little Bit" - uncredited)
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Rosco's Boogie", "Chicken on the Rough", ""Rudy's Tune", "Best Darn Meal", "Beale Street Blues", "No More Doggin'", "Ike's Tune") / (writer: "Rosco's Boogie", "Chicken on the Rough", "Best Darn Meal", "No More Doggin'")
  Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- All Tricked Up (2000) ... (performer: "Now You're Gone") / (writer: "Now You're Gone")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.107 (1966) ... (writer: "Just a Little Bit")
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 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... Himself
 2000 Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll (TV Movie documentary)
 1957 Rock Baby - Rock It

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Blues pianist, singer and composer. Wrote or co-wrote "Love you till the day I die", "Booted", "No more doggin'", "Do the chicken", "Just a little bit" and many more. When he found out that he had been cheated out of the royalties on something like 300 songs that he had written, he gave up music to concentrate on a dry-cleaning business which he had won in a poker game.


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