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Sunday, July 21, 2013


Phoenix, AZ is not a city that's really EVER associated with having any kind of R&B or soul scene, yet New Orleans native Roosevelt Nettles fell in love with the southwestern city while stationed there during his time in the Air Force in the late '50's. This was his second release, and I love the sincerity of his delivery (not surprising, as it is a self-penned composition) and the power of his voice.

Roosevelt left the music business to become a chef, which apparently he still works as in Phoenix.

from 1963...



Holly said...

This is wonderful. Thank you, Derek!

Randy Nettles said...

Thank you for keeping my dad's music alive thanks