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ROLAND STONE
1940-1999
OffBeat called him "R&B singer extrordinaire." Robert Palmer in Rolling Stone referred to his "rich marvel of a voice." Aaron Neville thought he was "the singingest white dude I ever heard." Roland's music was classic New Orleans R&B, and he sang it and played it with power and passion and an overriding sense of fun. His untimely death in December of 1999 was all the more tragic since his career had been restarted a few years earlier after half a lifetime away from music. That too-short second chance, fortunately, left us two fine CDs with which to remember him.

Roland Stone was also a man with a warm, winning, world-class personality. He was one of the good guys, and he is sorely missed.

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