|Tags:||folk canadian singer-songwriter sea shanties acoustic|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Stanley Allison Rogers, 29 November 1949, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 June 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Singer-songwriter Rogers began as a bass player in pick-up rock outfits in his native Hamilton, before becoming possibly Canadas finest ever folk singer-songwriter. In 1969, he turned professional and, the following year, released two singles (Heres To You, Santa Claus, The Fat Girl Rag) for RCA Records. Rogers released his self-titled debut album in 1971 before signing an abortive recording contract with Vanguard Records. Three further singles for PolyGram Records between 1973 and 1974 preceded a period of playing the coffee house circuit with his brother Garnet Rogers (violin/flute/vocals/guitar). His first independent album, Fogartys Cove, was released in 1976 on the short-lived Barn Swallow Records label. The follow-up was financed by Rogers mother and released on the singers own Fogartys Cove...