Ron Rogers


Ronald Bruce Rogers is a native New Yorker, from the Soundview section of the South Bronx. Better known as Ron Rogers,(a/k/a Ronnie Rogers), songwriter, composer, ZE Records recording artist and record producer. Ron is known for his songs and recordings from the late 1970s through the 1990s, and was, with August Darnelll, one of the main forces on the creative and production team which made ZE Records so special.

Rogers and songwriter August Darnell co-produced their debut album Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9. Following the initial success, Rogers composed the dance hit Deputy of Love, which charted #1 in Billboard magazine for ZE recording artist Don Armando’s 2nd Rhumba Band. After which, Rogers re-formed Gichy Dan with Frank Passalaqua on lead vocals, Mac Bowne on lead and bass guitar, taking on the drums, piano, and percussion himself. In New York, Michael Zilkha, co-founder of ZE Records , discovered, and began publishing Ron Rogers’ compositions through Island Music Ltd. NY session musicians, including Rogers, multitracking on piano, drums and vocals, recorded the tunes on 24 Track Analog recording Decks.

Among the disco inspired recordings are The Aural Exciters' "Spooks In Space" written by Rogers; Gichy Dan's "Cowboys and Gangsters" and "Action Man" written and produced by Rogers, and Rogers' own solo EP "Don't Play With My Emotions" - all released on ZE Records and distributed by Island Records. Among other ZE recording artists written and produced by Rogers are Caroline Loeb’s album "Piranana" , Snuky Tate ‘s "He’s the Groove" and Cristina’s "Mama Mia".

Rogers went on to compose, produce and perform on a string of recordings including Kid Creole and the Coconut "The Lifeboat Party" ,lead track, Side 1 on Doppelganger (Kid Creole and the Coconuts album); "Gina Gina" on Kid Creole's Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places L.P.; "City Nights/ Manhattan Cafe’s" and "In The Middle Of The Night" , released on Rogers' own Blue Chip Record label featuring vocalist Cory Daye - lead singer of Grammy nominated Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band; and Elbow Bones and the Racketeers cross over Top 40 hit "A Night In New York" on EMI - co written with lyricist D. Clarkin. More than 30 Ron Rogers written and/or produced recordings have been released world wide on Indie or Major Labels.

Ron resides now in the East Village NYC where he continues writting and producing.

Web site: www.ronrogersmusic.com

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