No Dark In America
Street Date: January 25, 2005
No Dark In America by Rosco Gordon (1928-2002) showcases a rare rhythm and blues style not really known to that many anymore. Most young fans of new country and most that come to Country Music Online probably haven't even heard much music along the lines of Rosco Gordon. I can honestly say that I hadn't heard of Rosco Gordon or anything similar to his style until this album, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to hear this one.
In the 1950s, Gordon was well known and played an important role in the formation of the Jamaican ska. Rosco Gordon finished his last sessions a month before his death which became this new album No Dark In America. The toe-tappin' "Cheese and Crackers" is an outstanding work of art. Rosco Gordon definitely had something unique about him musically and it was shown on this last recording. - Janelle Landauer