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Dedicated to Roger's father, Ray Bartlett, this album features the eponymous song about Ray's years as a rhythm and blues disk jockey. One of the first DJs to play "race" music on mainstream radio, Ray's contribution to the popularity of artists in this genre was groundbreaking. Ten more originals fill out this collection including Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop, Lickety Split and Ugly Like a Man. Musicians appearing with Roger are Bart McLaughlin on Drums, Nelson Montana, Donnie Castleman and Jeff Van Nostrand on bass, Joseph Diamond and Ron Granger on keyboard, Fingers Taylor and Jon Paris on harp and Joyce Stovall and Karla Mosley on backing vocals.
This album contains the love theme from the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Fool for a Blonde. It features John Garza, Bob Livingston and Frank Zigal on background vocals, Greg Valdespino on upright bass, Will Callery on rhythm guitar and Roger on lead vocal and lead guitar. Performed live in the studio, this track has a spontaneity that brings the song to life. The album also has 10 other songs that you'll enjoy including My Generation Redux, Open Road, Heaven's Band – a tribute to the late, great Harry Dailey, and the theme from the movie, The Nuke Brothers.
If you like the blues you'll love this album. Featuring Roger on vocal and guitar, the legendary Don Brooks on harp, Bart McLaughlin on drums, Jeff Van Nostrand on bass and Rick Ulfik on keyboard, it also sports the Uptown Horns on several cuts, background vocals by Keith Fluitt and Joyce Stovall and guitarist Chris Carter on his song, Give Me Something to Eat. 10 songs written by Roger and 3 classic blues tunes, Fishin' Blues, Goin' to New York and Alligator Eatin' Dog. It's Texas Blues meets New York City. Blues with a great sense of humor and a good time included.
In 2001 the Carolina Parrotheads, led by Bob Robinson, put together a reunion concert of the original members of the Coral Reefer Band, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Harry Dailey, Phillip Fajardo and Roger Bartlett. To add a little spice they included Debra McColl, Jay Spell and Keith Sykes. All this took place at the Windjammer Club in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Band members flew in right up until just about showtime. This is the live recording of that happy event. A little something from Harry, a little something from Deborah, a little something from Fingers, Roger and Keith with a lot of support from Jay and Phillip, and there you have it. Including what Fingers has described as maybe the definitive recording of Dixie Diner.