Robert Gordon



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Can't Be Satisfied: The Lif...

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Respect Yourself: Stax Reco...

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It Came From Memphis

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Memphis Rent Party: The Blu...

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More Than Beards, Bellies a...

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Monet

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The Last Flowers of Manet

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The Elvis Treasures

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"Then Bowa Said to Schmidt....

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“In order to acheive you must dream, to dream you must desire, to desire you must love.”
Robert Gordon

“Sam Moore had scuffled his way into hosting a talent show at a nightclub, the King of Hearts, in his hometown of Miami. Dave Prater was a bread baker. Sam remembers that when Dave signed up for that week’s show, he was wearing his baker’s whites; wherever he walked, he left behind white flour shoe prints. At the auditions, Dave sang a Jackie Wilson song, “Doggin’ Around,” but realized he didn’t know the verses. Sam, whose job depended on selecting acts that would produce a good show, agreed to stay close during the performance and feed him the lines. But that night, Sam’s foot caught the microphone cable, and as the mike began to fall, Dave went down to catch it and Sam went down to catch Dave. Choreographers couldn’t have written it better: They came up together, singing and with the mike in hand. In that little mix-up, an act was born that would last the better part of twenty-two years and would remain forever a part of the public consciousness.”
Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

“But the blues is a more sustained illumination, against the humiliation, rage, and sadness of life, and in turn invests the artist with not eternal youth but a scarred mortality, blessed with poetry.”
Robert Gordon, Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's Hometown

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