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Friday, September 18, 2009

THE ROGER V. SHOW


by Roger V.


VARIETY RECORDS
RJ 61673
1960s?
STEREO


SIDE A:



ARE YOU HAPPY 2:35
TONIGHT I GAVE THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE 3:58
YOU'RE NOBODY (Till Somebody Loves You) 3:15
I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY 4:30
A SONG FOR YOU 2:41

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SIDE B:



MAYBE THIS TIME 3:32
DON'T DO WHAT I DO 3:28
MALAGUENA SALEROSA 3:34
SAN ANTONIO ROSE 2:27
MY WAY 4:05

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Editor's note: another great Nashville find. Well...the cover is a winner anyhow. Let me listen to this beast before I rave about the entire package. Ummm...well...urgh...uhhh...yeah. It's Roger V. alright.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just want to say thank you so much for posting this on your blog. I've had this wonderful friend in my life and I have always know about her dad being a Vegas singer. I was always told never to bring up the conversation because he passed away when she was a little girl. Well not to long ago I saw some memoriblia that she found at her grandma's house. Roger V. is my friends dad. I've always wondered what his music sounded like and etc. Anyways thanks for posting this because I've might have never heard what his music sounded like.

R. O. said...

Awesome story. It would be nice to know more about Roger V.! Enjoy.

submandave said...

For years we had this album, signed by Roger V himself. My parents got it at his performance at the Opryland Hotel in Nashvegas, and for years we took turns giving it to each other at Christmas, the goal being to sufficiently disguise the gift so the recipient was unaware until it was too late. The record went missing years ago, btu now, thanks to your post and the wonders of mp3, I hope to revive a tradition over twenty years old. BTW, do you have the mp3 files broken into individual songs?

R. O. Glockenspiel said...

Haha. Nice story. Glad that I could assist in your Christmas hijinx.

I don't separate the songs because it's far too time consuming though it's easy enough to do (Audacity is what I use and it's free to download/use. Simply open the MP3 files and use the tools to separate/delete/etc.). Plus I prefer to make people listen to the entire album. I figure it's the least they could do with a free file. :-)

submandave said...

No problem, I'm going the Audicity route myself. Figured I'd save myself some time in case you just had to add "Don't Do What I Do" to your iPod and already split the songs.

As for this album's time frame, my folks got this around 1980. Also, I've been able to discover that Roger was a Sigma Chi and performed at the Brothers Day dinner in Houston, TX on Feb 19, 1982.

R. O. Glockenspiel said...

Nice find on Roger V. It would be great if somebody could write a small bio on all of these lost recordings stars (well...you know what I mean).

Bark Mulch said...

Roger was a good man and talented singer and entertainer from Houston. I travelled with his band for about 3 years. Gigs were widely varied...one week we were being flown to a gig on a private jet, the next, a lounge in who knows where. I particularly enjoyed February in Miami Beach...a gig we did every year. Roger worked hard at keeping the band booked. To judge him on the basis of his recording is to judge him out of his element...he was much more of an entertainer than a recording artist... When you travel so much, the band does become your family. Roger, his wife and the band would gather to celebrate birthdays, etc. I still have close friends from that group of musicians. Roger loved the guys in the band and especially his family. It was a fun time from an era the journeyman musician which is long gone.