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Memories of Bloomfield, New Jersey

(PineTree Press)

The author of this memoir is a respected songwriter, music teacher, radio host, cable television producer, CD and DVD producer.

For his many distinguished accomplishments in music, Roger Lee Hall has been listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. For more about his music career, click here.

In this first volume, he tells the story of growing up in Bloomfield from the 1940s to the 1960s. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1960 where he began his songwriting.

Originally written in 2006, a copy of this memoir on CD-ROM was given to the Bloomfield Public Library. It was published in a revised 2nd edition in 2011 and copies given to Bloomfield High School and the Historical Society of Bloomfield. The 3rd edition was published in commemoration of the Bloomfield Bicentennial (1812-2012), with additional information about early Bloomfield history and an expanded picture gallery. 



These are the chapters in his memoir:

Prelude to 3rd edition
1. Family Picture Gallery
2. Early Years
3. Fear on the Fire Escape
4. School Days
5. Meeting Hoppy
6. Favorite Singing Cowboys
7. Leaving Home
8. The Morris Canal Caper
9. Separation and Sadness
10. High School Heartbreak
11. Songwriting and Army Service
12. Song Lyrics
About the Author

In addition to the book there are these bonus items on the CD-ROM:

  • Music album of favorite songs
  • Family and pictures from Bloomfield, NJ.






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with the book ("You Are My Sunshine": Memories of Bloomfield, NJ), plus music albums and pictures playable on your computer,
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See also Volume 2 of the author's memoirs,


"Free As The Breeze"
A Songwriter's Joys and Sorrows





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