Roosevelt Nettles

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Roosevelt Nettles With Pat McMahon & Mel Carter | Bob Corritore | tc567

Louisiana native and singer Roosevelt Nettles grew up in New Orleans and sung professionally as a teenager in Mobile, Alabama, then after a period with The Flames he joined the Air Force in 1958 where he formed the Enchanters.

Nettles made Pheonix Arizona his home after his military duties ended in 1962.

He made a local hit which was released nationally on Chess. Nettles and Chess could not agree on a follow-up and his relation with them ended. He steadily performed in the Southwest area opening for Ike & Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, and the Righteous Brothers.

He still resides in the Phoenix area and is understood to work as a Chef, a skill he learned in the services.

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