Archives: Episode 31, A Tribute to Bob Dorough

Continuing with re-issuing some programs from my archives every 2nd week, here is one on the great Bob Dorough who left us over a year ago.

Here is a quote from one of my reviews on the itunes site (Canadian):  “I knew that I’d be hooked when I saw and heard your tribute to Bob Dorough (a personal favourite) and Thelonious Monk and the recent ‘solo’ shows.  I hope you continue to help us discover jazz for a long time to come.”

Me too!

Not many people have discovered Bob Dorough.  I discovered him in the late 1960’s when he was involved with some more pop oriented artists like Spanky and Our Gang, and Chad Mitchell.  But he is definitely jazz!  All the way!  He wrote some of my favourite jazz compositions (eg. Devil May Care, I’ve Got Just About Everything I Need) and was one of the few singers to do vocals on a Miles Davis record.   But he became best known for creating and playing the music behind “School House Rock”.

Even if you don’t normally listen to much jazz, I think you’re going to be fascinated by this program.  Feedback always welcome!

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