Sunday, 20 May 2018
Singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and performer Bob Dorough, best known as the musical director for the children's program ", passed away on April 23, 2018 of natural causes at the age of 94. He has collaborated with many Jazz greats over his long live and was championed by Jamie Cullum in his last years when he came over to London to perform in his unique style.
Schoolhouse Rock - 3 Is A Magic Number
De La Soul sampled Bob Dorough 1990 for the "The Magic Number"
He wrote "Comin' Home Baby" with Ben Tucker,
which was recorded by many great artists
and became and Jazz standard.
with Miles Davis (on Sorcerer album1966)
'Nothing Like You'
with Miles Davis - Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
One of my favourite anti-Xmas song ever, listen to the lyrics!
(even more caustic and cynical than 'Fairy Tale of New York')
with Blossom Dearie: 'Baby it's cold outside'
with Bill Takas: I'm Hip
I've Got Just About Everything
RIP BOB DOROUGH My Hippest Friend
'Devil May Care. No Regrets. No Grudges' 4/21/17
In his last years he was still active touring and recording:
Bob Dorough at 92 'Devil May Care'
Devil May Care Documentary
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