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Rosko

voc, US
Spoken Word
A.k.a. William Roscoe Mercer William Rosko Mercer

William Roscoe Mercer (1927-2000), better known to millions of radio listeners simply as Rosko, was an American news announcer and disc jockey. He is best known for his stints on New York's WOR-FM and WNEW-FM in the 1960s. Rosko and other DJs of the time pioneered alternative-format FM radio, in response to the restrictive playlist programming of Top 40 AM stations. Mercer died of cancer on August 1, 2000.

     
Genres
  • Spoken Word
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
Hi on Hi by Rosko
Leaving Sin City on Leaving Sin City by Glimlip & Rosko
Satin on Lofi Exposure 2 by Chill Beats Music
Liquorice on Liquorice // Protein by Glimlip & Rosko
Crepuscolo SUL Mare on Minnesota, Vol. 1 by Rosko
Limoncello on Limoncello by Strehlow & Rosko
Protein on Liquorice // Protein by Glimlip & Rosko
Mirage on Mirage by Rosko & Casiio
low battery on low battery by Snoozegod, Rosko & Axian
in the garden on in the garden by Rosko & Kurt Stewart

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Latenite BypassSumSuch Featuring Rosko2009Album
Private MomentsRosko1987Album
Rosko Recites DesiderataRosko1980Album
The GiftRosko1974Single
She (Power To Be)Rosko1974Single
Peace Maker / Samedi Self ServiceRosko / Prophetic Band1973Single
Rosko Reads The Giving Tree And Other Selected PoemsRosko1971Album
MorningJoe Brooks And Rosko1970Album
Pete Hamill's Massacre At My LaiRosko1969Album
Robert Scheer's A Night At Santa RitaRosko, Ron Carter, James Spaulding1969Album
Don't Remind Me Now Of Time / The Teenage FairPeter Yarrow / Rosko1968Single
MorningJoe Brooks And Rosko1968Album
Rosko - The PreacherRosko1963Single
Merry Christmas My LoveRoskoAlbum
Music And Gibran (A Contemporary Interpretation)Rosko With The John Berberian EnsembleAlbum
Ou Est Père Noël ?RoskoSingle
Lament For John Coltrane / A Love SupremeBob Thiele Emergency / RoskoSingle
Black Image MakersRoskoAlbum
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