This is the final PFC Song Around The World featuring both Roger Ridley and Grandpa Elliott together and serves as a tribute to them both for all the love and talent they have shared with everyone who’s ever passed them by on the streets. I remember asking Roger Ridley, “Why with a voice like yours are you playing music on the street?” He replied, “Man I’m in the joy business, I come out to be with the people.” Check out the amazing vocals of Roger’s sister, Alice Tan Ridley, recorded live in Harlem, NYC, as she sings her final song with her brother. RIP Roger, you live through the good we all create together in this world.
Mark Johnson, Co-Founder of PFC
Roger Ridley: Vocals and acoustic guitar James Gadson: Drums Tony (Eiji) Hayashi: Piano Reggie McBride: Electric bass Roberto Luti: Resonator steel guitar Sassi Di Matera Strings: Strings Grandpa Elliott: Vocals Char: Acoustic guitar Alice Tan Ridley: New York City, New York Israel Figueredo (Havana Horns): Clarinet Juan Carlos Marín (Havana Horns): Trombone Julio Padrón (Havana Horns): Trumpet Carlos Miyares (Havana Horns): Tenor Saxophone Karl Denson: Alto Saxophone