In the 1920 census he is listed as Robert Spencer, living in Lucas, Arkansas, with Will and Julia Willis. suggests that he was relatively well educated for a boy of his background.
This compilation has a little bit of everything, and I’m sure you’ll be familiar with more than couple of these sentimental songs.
Spoiler alert: “Everytime We Touch” is definitely not in here. Starting out our list strong, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” deserves top billing.
Julia left Hazlehurst with baby Robert but after two years sent the boy to Memphis to live with her husband, who had changed his name to Charles Spencer.
About 1919, Robert rejoined his mother in the Mississippi Delta area around Tunica and Robinsonville, Mississippi.
As a kid, I daydreamed about growing up, falling love, and going through all the rituals of relationships.
I even picked out some potential “our songs” that I liked. Relationships require compromise, but not on songs. However, sometimes it’s difficult to find a song that represents your relationship in a way that feels true to both of you — so we’re going to make your search a little easier.
Julia's new husband, known as Dusty Willis, was 24 years her junior.
Robert was remembered by some residents as "Little Robert Dusty", but he was registered at Tunica's Indian Creek School as Robert Spencer.
Across all genres of music, what all popular anthems of love have in common (even “Everytime We Touch,” I suppose) is the desire to hold your loved one close and express what’s in your heart.
From 1933 to 2009 and from doo-woppers to cowboys, our list has a little something for everyone to love.
“I thought I loved you then,” goes the chorus of the 2009 love song.