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Bob Dorough

Pianist, Singer, Composer

Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 23 : Bob Dorough on Charlie Parker With Strings.

Bob Dorough's debut album Devil May Care was released in 1956 and he has collaborated with Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Roswell Rudd, and many more.  His songs have been recorded by The Staples Singers, The Fugs, Mel Torme, The 5th Dimension, The Small Faces, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, and countless others.   He sings lead vocals on the song "Nothing Like You" which closes Miles Davis' 1967 album Sorcerer, making him one of only a few vocalists ever featured on a Miles Davis recording.  Bob is best known as the Musical Director for the legendary Saturday Morning Cartoon educational series Schoolhouse Rock and wrote infamous songs such as "Conjunction Junction," "Three Is A Magic Number," "My Hero, Zero," "Electricity, Electricity" and more.  A documentary film about Bob's life and career, But For Now: The Music And Mojo Of Bob Dorough is currently in production. 

Originally aired during Fidelity High Radio on WXNA 101.5 FM Nashville - Sunday, January 22nd 2017.

Music Featured in this episode...

Charlie Parker - Everything Happens to Me
School House Rock - Three Is a Magic Number

 

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