Post Number: 4
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:20 am: || |
Anyone here remember this flow:
Hey! Baby! This is me! Rockin' Robbie D! I'm so bad I make flowers die I make babies cry I take candy from babies and give dogs rabies and if that ain't bad the rain don't fall and that ain't all—biscuits ain't bread!
It's a line from the blue eyed soul DJ Rockin' Robbie D on Detroit's WCHB radio from the mid sixties. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Post Number: 1050
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:35 am: || |
Dang, that's a name I haven't heard in years...Robbie D. The only white DJ on Detroit's premier all soul radio station, "Soul Radio 1440 WCHB AM on your radio dial".. I remember him well, but I don't know whatever happened to him, I'm sure somebody around here will know..
Graham Finch (acooolcat)
Post Number: 625
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 9:22 pm: || |
I THINK he married a Detroit Soul singer in the 60s, but it didn't last very long. I have a news clip somewhere....
Post Number: 2173
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:28 pm: || |
I met Robbie when I was in high school. He was a very nice guy. Used to wear this blue suit and go around doing high school dances with a little portable stereo record player. As a future radio guy myself...I can tell you that Robbie had a great set of pipes, and a smooth rap.
Ron Murphy (ron_murphy)
Post Number: 356
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:59 pm: || |
Robbie D. had a long last name so he just used the first letter, he came to Detroit from Pittsburgh and was on the radio there.
he married Telma Hopkins but that lasted about a month.
he made a record called "Precious Memories" at Golden World studio and I guess Mr.Wingate or someone let him use the Fantastic Four track of "Girl Have Pity" telma was also doing backup, he used it on this WCHB program only and a limited number of copies were made, I still have the master of it.
He started at WCHB around March of 1966 but was around less than a year and moved on to where I don't remember.
he used to come by the studio I was working at and remember him always talking about his favorite group The Magnificent Men.