• Following on from the success of the Zapp 3-on-2 release Robinsongs now brings you the first three Roger albums on a double CD + bonus tracks.
• This package Includes both Roger’s #1 R&B singles and full-length versions of the classic tracks ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ and ‘I Want To Be Your Man’.
• Seven bonus tracks are included including the single versions of ‘Do It Roger’, ‘Midnight Hour’ and ‘In The Mix’, another R&B Top Ten single.
• “The Many Facets Of Roger” was originally released in 1981 and was certified Gold in America, as was the album “Unlimited” which was originally released in 1987.
• “The Many Facets Of Roger” also features the club classic ‘So Ruff, So Tuff’ and the album also made the Billboard Pop Chart peaking at No. 26 and stayed on that chart for 25 weeks.
• The news of Roger’s death in April 1999 stunned Funk & Soul Fans around the globe as apparently he had been murdered by his older brother and song writing partner Larry Troutman, who then committed suicide, why still remains a mystery.
• Check out the detailed sleeve notes from Charles Waring who writes for MOJO & Record Collector.
DISC ONE: THE MANY FACETS OF ROGER
1. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
2. SO RUFF, SO TUFF
3. A CHUNK OF SUGAR
4. DO IT ROGER
5. MAXX AXE
6. BLUE (A TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES)
THE SAGA CONTINUES
7. IN THE MIX
8. PLAY YOUR GUITAR, BROTHER ROGER
9. THE BREAK SONG
10. I KEEP TRYING
11. MIDNIGHT HOUR
12. BUCKET OF BLOOD
13. T C SONG
DISC TWO: THE SAGA CONTINUES (CONT)
1. GIRL CUT IT OUT
2. I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN
3. NIGHT AND DAY
4. BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE (RAP)
5. COMPOSITION TO COMMEMORATE (MAY 30, 1918)
6. PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG
7. TENDER MOMENTS
8. IF YOU’RE SERIOUS
9. PRIVATE LOVER
10. I REALLY WANT TO BE YOUR MAN
11. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (SINGLE VERSION)
12. DO IT ROGER (SINGLE VERSION)
13. IN THE MIX (SINGLE VERSION)
14. MIDNIGHT HOUR (SINGLE VERSION)
16. PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
17. I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN (SINGLE VERSION)