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Saturday, October 17, 2009

ROCKY ROBERTS - JUST BECAUSE OF YOU


Rocky was from Miami, FL but after a stint as a pro boxer and as a US serviceman (in the navy) he relocated to Italy, and began a successful career in Europe performing American style r&b, and also appearing on Italian and French TV and in a few 'B" films (including "The Wild Wild World Of Jane Mansfield").

The Italian producers did a great job, and this song sounds like a mating of Detroit and Chicago soul.

from 1967...

ROCKY ROBERTS - JUST BECAUSE OF YOU

5 comments:

KL from NYC said...

A German pressing of a French label licensed from an Italian label featuring an American artist! And the label is in Geman, Italian and English (definitely International).
Does this guy have a lot of singles? Any LPs?

Greenockian said...

Owes more than a little to Wilson Pickett / Otis but not bad at all. have a look on Youtube for a few videos of him.

Anonymous said...

ive always loved this tune... what us british like to call a 'proper stomper' lol

i love the label as well.... how much info can u get on 1 piece of paper lol

18 RODAS said...

Hola, nice blog, i´ve posted some Rocky singles

http://18rodas.blogspot.com/search?q=roberts

Roger Kulp said...

Complete discograpy here

http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/rockyroberts.htm

All of the Durium singles have picture sleeves,I have a few.There is a 1968 US Brunswick Lp I have that always goes well over $100.00 whenever it comes up on eBay.