Sunday, 20 May 2018

Bob Dorough RIP

Singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and performer  Bob Dorough, best known as the musical director for the children's program "Schoolhouse Rockin the US, 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.

He was the only singer to record with Miles Davis:

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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