Ted Roberson / Bio

TED ROBERSON began playing guitar in the middle 50's

with local gospel groups in his hometown, Angier, North

Carolina. Early in 1964 he joined Les Cooper and the

House Rockers as a guitarist. The group's biggest hit

record was called Wiggle Wobble. He toured with Cooper

and the Rockers until he was drafted in the army in 1966

for a two year tour of service during the Vietnam War,

during which he faced active combat.

Returning home in 1968, Ditto Edwards (of Ditto and The

Lovers) recruited Mr. Roberson to tour Europe and the

Middle East as their lead guitarist and vocalist.

In 1970 Ted created, arranged and produced the

preliminary cuts for "We've Got To Bust Out Of The

Ghettos" in his home studio in a collaboration with

Ricky Williams (brilliant pianist) and Moody Scott (the

legendary R&B, Soul and Blues Singer.) The album

production was sounding so good, Roberson decided to

complete the production of "Bust Out" at Odds On Studio

in Las Vegas where, in the final version Ted also did

bass guitar and background vocals on the recordings.

In 1971 Mr. Roberson toured Europe again, this time with

Ditto and The Lovers and the USO show, predominantly as

lead guitar and background vocalist.
After a year, good as the music he was making was, Ted

decided he needed to do more of his own music. He

collected the best musicians he could find and formed

his own group called The N.Y. Stock Exchange. Pierre

Royal, a booking agent in Montréal Canada heard the

group play and immediately sent them on a five year

touring through Canada from St.Catherine’s to Nova

Scotia, Roberson doing lead vocals and guitar.
In 1976, exhausted from the non-musical work necessary

to keep the band running, Ted disbanded the group and

the Bill Doggett Combo, then famous for the song, Honky

Tonk recruited him for another long tour, this time of

America, from the east to the west coast.
That tour brought Roberson into doing a long series of

gigging free lances with Don Covey, Ben E. King, Noble

Watts, Etta James, Wilber Harrison, Donny Albert, Eddy

Holman and dozens of other greats. During that time

Roberson collaborated with Moody as co- writer arranger

producer, and Ted on lead, bass and rhythm guitar,

keyboards and back up vocals as they produced the very

popular CD, The Many Moods of Moody.
Taking a very long break from touring, Mr. Roberson now

enjoys doing local gigs with his favorite musicians

(Warren Daniels,Kenny Barone,Gregg Wise,Lou Green,Denard

Michaels, Ricky Williams, Moody Scott). Ted writes and

records more and more of his own music. He says, "I

just love making music!" and you can sure hear that in

his work.

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Ted Roberson - Multi-Instrumentalist
Artist Name
Ted Roberson
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Blues / RNB,Southern rock,Blues,pop / Soul,gospel,religion

Contact Info

Middletown, NY

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