Rosco Gordon

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Blues singer Rosco Gordon was born on April 10, 1928 and died on July 11, 2002 of a heart attack, just weeks after appearing in a television documentary about blues musicians. A Memphis man, his first recordings were made at Sam Phillips’ Sun studio and were leased to Chess for national distribution. Phillips sold some of the master tapes to RPM Records as well as to Chess, which resulted in an eventual legal case. Gordon’s last hit “Just a little bit” was in 1960 and two years later Gordon left the music business, setting himself up with a laundry in New York. Gordon’s name was spelled as “Roscoe” on some Chess labels.

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