Location Bay Area, California, US
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Member Since 5/22/2007
Record Label Garden Tree Media
Type of Label Indie
BioDuring the golden age of soul, Oakland never produced a bigger star than Rodger Collins. When he headlined the Showcase on Telegraph Avenue, he tore up the crowds as much as the other big-name acts that came through the room -- Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Ike and Tina Turner. And he cut a record that, if the country had heard it, would have made Rodger Collins an authentic contender. "She's Looking Good" was not just another half-baked soul side that never got any further than No. 101, "bubbling under" Billboard's Hot 100. The track was a certified, stone-in-the- groove, drop-dead classic that never got a fair hearing. Where it was played - - including in the Bay Area -- the record was a smash. It vied for the top of playlists on local Top 40 stations with the Rolling Stones, the Monkees and Buffalo Springfield in the early weeks of 1967, a heady time for pop music on the radio. While in high school Collins gain notice of Margerie Steel and Huntington Hartford where he won a Four year scholarship studied drama at the Actor's Laboratory in San Francisco where he studied under Mara Alexander Gilbert. Soon he gained the attention of Fantasy Records where he wrote and recorded the Blockbuster classic hit "She's Lookin' Good" Rolling Stone noticed his other great classic, the little-known "Foxy Girl in Oakland" ("From every possible aspect, this disc is incredible ..."). Rodger Collins was recently invited & honored behind the walls of the prestgious Bohemian Club,for music coming out of San Francisco.
InfluencesUniversal humanity - there's a male body and a female body but the creature that lives inside is a human being. My human family gives me goosebumps...
Sounds LikeThe New Rodger Collins CD It's Fresh, It's New, It's something for everybody. My sound has influences of country, soul, blues, rock & roll and gospel.
1 Song | Sep 21, 2008