Roscoe Shelton was born on August 22, 1931 and died on July 27, 2002 of unknown causes. He first came to attention singing with gospel groups The Fireside Gospel Singers and The Fairfield Four. In the book “Just my soul responding”, Brian Ward notes that Shelton once had to hide under his car to escape being beaten up by Klansmen in Mississippi.
“Strain on my heart” was his best selling record and was made in 1965. It was issued on Sue WI 354. On many copies, the labels were reversed.
“Strain on my heart” R&B Top 40 No. 25, 1965. No.109 bubbling under the Hot 100 in early 1965. Thanks to Mike Atherton for the information.
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Updated 19 May 2017