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Rosco Gordon Just A Little Bit (2-CD)

Just A Little Bit (2-CD)
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Rosco Gordon: Just A Little Bit (2-CD)

(2016/Jasmine) 56 tracks.
Shambolic – not a word often used to describe musicians, their recordings or their careers but in the case of Rosco Gordon it seems to fit. Certainly his piano stylings are often referred to as shambolic, however his looping piano style and his ability to place the accent on the offbeat helped to form the foundation of bluebeat and ska in Jamaica. Presented here are the A & B sides of every release he made up to 1961, major hits include “Booted”, “No More Doggin’”, “Saddle The Cow” plus great tracks such as “Just A Little Bit”. This is the first time his exciting recordings have been presented in this way. An undeniably original talent whose contributions to the development of popular music cannot be underestimated and this collection fully demonstrates that.




Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit (2-CD) Medium 1
1: City woman
2: Rosco's boogie
3: Ouch pretty baby
4: Saddled the cow (and milked the horse)
5: Dime a dozen (women women women)
6: A new remedy for love
7: Booted (chess version)
8: Love you 'til the day i die
9: Booted (rpm version)
10: Cold, cold winter
11: Tell daddy
12: Hey, fat girl
13: No more doggin' (rpm version)
14: Maria
15: I remember your kisses
16: New orleans wimmen
17: Two kinds of women
18: What you got on your mind
19: New orleans women
20: T-model boogie
21: Too many women
22: Wise to you baby
23: Ain't no use
24: Rosco's mambo
25: Trying
26: Dream baby
27: Lucille (lookin' for my baby)
Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit (2-CD) Medium 2
1: Blues for my baby
2: Three cent love
3: You figure it out
4: Just in from texas
5: I'm in love
6: Tomorrow may be too late  
7: We're all loaded (whiskey made me drunk)  
8: Just love me baby  
9: Weeping blues  
10: The chicken (dance with you)  
11: Love for you baby  
12: Bad dream  
13: Keep on doggin'  
14: Shoobie oobie  
15: Cheese and crackers  
16: Tummer tee  
17: I've loved and lost  
18: Sally jo  
19: Torro  
20: No more doggin' (vee-jay version)  
21: A fool in love  
22: Goin' home (tomorrow)  
23: Just a little bit  
24: That's what you do to me  
25: Surely i love you  
26: The dilly bop  
27: You'll never know (the way i feel)  
28: What wouldn't i do  
29: Let 'em try  


Artikeleigenschaften von Rosco Gordon: Just A Little Bit (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Rosco Gordon

  • Albumtitel: Just A Little Bit (2-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title Just A Little Bit (2-CD)
  • Release date 2016
  • Label JASMINE

  • SubGenre Blues - General

  • EAN: 0604988305623

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Gordon, Rosco"

Rosco Gordon

Just A Little Bit

Rosco Gordon

Just A Little Bit

Get ready for a story of byzantine complexity. “It was Christmastime 1959,” said Jimmy McCracklin, “and I was playing in a Chicago nightclub. I ran into Rosco Gordon, and I taught Rosco one of my new songs, ‘Just A Little Bit.’” The two artists practised the song, said McCracklin, and Rosco wanted to record it. “I asked Rosco if I would get writing credit,” McCracklin told Howard DeWitt, “and he said, ‘Yes, Jimmy, you sure will.’ I didn’t get a damn thing.” Later, Rosco said that he’d developed the song from a one-liner by McCracklin. “That’s bullshit,” asserted McCracklin. “To this day, Rosco is nervous as hell when he sees me. He knows I wrote the damn thing.”  In yet another version of events, Rosco told Hank Davis that he wrote Just A Little Bit while on tour with Jimmy McCracklin, and, in an attempt to account for the fact that Ralph Bass and sundry others currently have the composer credit, he said that he recorded a demo which he offered to Ralph Bass at King Records. Bass, said Rosco, insisted that he wasn't interested, but copyrighted the demo in his name. Gordon then recorded the song for Vee-Jay, and it became his biggest pop hit (with a composer credit to his first wife Del Gordon).

So what actually happened? It’s likeliest that singer and songwriter Piney Brown (aka Columbus Perry) and two others wrote the song for Bass, who pitched it to Tiny Topsy for a 1959 session that predated Rosco’s by several months. What led McCracklin to insinuate himself in the picture? Well, Topsy’s record has a geeky Tequila-type rhythm, while the familiar Just A Little Bit riff can be found in embryonic form on an earlier McCracklin record, Country Baby, so it’s likely that McCracklin inserted the now familiar riff, rewrote a few words, and came to believe that he’d made a hit (which, in a sense, he had). 

What’s certain is that this song became a valuable copyright because the Animals, Elvis Presley, Delbert McClinton, and a multitude of others have recorded it. This would be Rosco’s last R&B hit...some nine years after the first. Born in Memphis (not in 1934, as he often claimed, but on April 10, 1928), Rosco had already moved to New York, and within ten years he would exit the business until his rediscovery in the early 1980s. His death on July 11, 2002 was preceded by years of steady work and fresh acclaim, and his later records were barely less exuberant than the first.

Various - Blowing The Fuse 1960

Classics That Rocked The Jukebox

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