Roy Roberts began to cut records in the mid-60s, mostly as a session man. The death of Otis Redding inspired him to step up to the mic with a song dedicated to the late crooner. The record was released on Nina Simone’s label and backed by an ace studio band. Roy followed this effort with a string of 45s that carried him well into the 70s. He played with luminaries as Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding, while fronting his own band, The Roy Roberts Experience.
This 17-track (11 on vinyl) compilation is a long overdue collection of singles from legendary Tennessee-raised bluesman Roy Roberts.
Roy Roberts Experience available on vinyl and digital through Perfect Toy Records on february 24.