Posted by themusicsover on January 15, 2017
January 13, 1956 – January 15, 2017
Greg Trooper was a singer-songwriter who, besides building up a hefty library of his own releases, had songs recorded by Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Maura O’Connell, Robert Earle Keen, and Billy Bragg, among others. Born in Neptune, New Jersey, Trooper spent much of his teenage years frequenting folk venues of Greenwich Village. It served him well. After a detour to Kansas for college, he settled in New York City where he spent more than a decade playing clubs, pitching his songs, and recording his first couple of albums. By the mid ’90s, Trooper was living in Nashville where he released several more albums, working with producers like Buddy Miller and Garry Tallent of the E Street Band. Throughout his career, he released more than a dozen albums – the studio albums at least, to critical acclaim. During the summer of 2015, Greg Trooper was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which took his life on January 15, 2017. He was 61.
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Posted by themusicsover on March 27, 2013
July 15, 1936 – March 27, 2013
Roosevelt Jamison was songwriter, artist manager and publicist whose most notable contribution to popular music was the soulful gem he wrote, “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” First recorded by O.V. Wright in 1964, the song had a remarkable life, which found its way on to records by Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, Candi Staton, Taj Mahal, the Hollies, Bryan Ferry, Humble Pie, Percy Sledge, Buddy Miller, and many more. Besides managing Wright, Jamison also oversaw soul singer, James Carr‘s career for a bit. Under Jamison’s watch, Carr had a major hit with “The Dark End Of The Street.” In later years, Jamison conducted sickle-cell research and taught Anatomy and Physiology. He was also worked at the hematology lab at the City of Memphis Hospital for many years. Roosevelt James passed away at the age of 76 on March 27, 2013.
Thanks to Tom Ashburn of The Dark End Of The Street on KOOP 91.7FM for the assist.
Posted in Manager, R&B, Songwriter | Tagged: Bryan Ferry, Buddy Miller, Candi Staton, Humble Pie, James Carr, O.V. Wright, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Roosevelt Jamison, Taj Mahal, The Hollies, the Rolling Stones | Comments Off on Died On This Date (March 27, 2013) Roosevelt Jamison / Memphis Soul Legend; Wrote “That’s How Strong My Love Is”