Roger Ridley: Buy
Rhythm & Blues CD "Taking You Back"
Before Roger’s untimely death, he was an amazing street performer, who sang gospel and rhythm and blues music from the late 60’s and early 70’s while playing his acoustic guitar. Never formally trained in playing the guitar he learned to play by ear.
Roger was a regular performer at the 3rd street Promenade in Santa Monica California. He had the ability to capture people with his strong raspy voice.
The people on the Promenade were mesmerized to hear the many renditions of some oldies but goodies. Music greats like Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett. Roger put his own spin on their music. Roger also put his show on CD and sold it while he performed, so The Ridley Family along with help from Roger’s friends Don Alves and Mark Johnson mass produced Roger’s last show called “Taking You Back” and created this website where people both near and far could still enjoy his voice. Although he is gone he can never be forgotten.
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