Roscoe Gordon was born 1928 in Memphis and would become one of the legendary Beale Street Blues men. He created the beat that became known as the Rosco Rhythm which is referred to as the foundation of Jamican Bluebeat and Reggae.
His early recordings were for Sun Records. He later signed with Chess, VeeJay and RPM records.
Rosco Gordon died of a heart attack in 2002 shortly after filming a documentary about Blues musicians who returned to Memphis t pay tribute to Sam Phillips.