“At the end of the day, my tastes are all over the map. I don’t see boundaries in music, so if I’m excited about an Outkast song or some Sam Cooke gospel record, I want to bring that into my world.”Jim James-My Morning Jacket
Thank you for stopping by to check out Rollo & Grady music blog. Like Jim James, my musical tastes are all over the map and have no boundaries. I’m excited to share the music I listen to from both the past, present and everywhere in between.
Why the name Rollo & Grady? If you are not already familiar, they were classic characters from the 70’s hit sitcom Sanford and Son. The shows theme song, composed by Quincy Jones, is the funkiest opener in television history. The song strongly influenced my musical tastes, along with Good Times and Soul Train.
Because of these classic themes, I discovered the works of Curtis Mayfield, The Funky Meters, James Brown and the J.B. Horns, Bill Withers, The Sugar Hill Gang, Stevie Wonder and countless others.