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Roscoe Robinson, an originator of the sacred and secular Black music crossover, has recorded over 20 singles and seven albums as a solo or lead vocalist. When he entered the soul field in 1965 he had already been singing gospel for some 23 years with some of the greatest gospel quartets.
In Robinson's 60 plus years as a performer, he has worked in such major R&B markets as Muscle Shoals, Chicago, New York, Nashville, Oakland, Philadelphia, Jackson, and Shreveport. He sang alongside Sam Cooke, cut sessions with Chess Records' A-list writers and performers, and has produced, written, and still performs with the Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama when scheduling permits. Roscoe has been inducted into the American Gospel Quartet Hall of Fame and the Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame for his achievements.
Robinson was inducted into the Gospel Quartet Hall of Fame twice, once with the Blind Boys of Alabama and the other with the Blind Boys of Mississippi. In 2005 Roscoe was honored by the Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame and Sound Mindz Records reissued a remastered version 'Roads and Rails' with new artwork and title, 'So Called Friends'. Robinson also released a new album on Gerri Records, 'The Gospel Stoll', which is a modern crossover release breaking all boundaries of sacred music including the hip-hop flavored title track.