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Houston Branch

Wow. Stumbled upon this and was blown away. Brilliant arrangements and an underlying jazz tone that brings them all to life.

Biography

Born: December 12, 1923 in Cherry Hill, AR

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Although neglected and underexposed most of his life, Bob Dorough is an adventurous, risk-taking master of vocalese (the process of writing and singing lyrics to instrumental jazz solos) and scat singing who has directly or indirectly influenced Mark Murphy, Michael Franks, Mose Allison, and Kurt Elling. The Arkansas native started out on piano in the 1940s, then took up singing in the early '50s (when he played for boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, an entertainer at the time). From 1954-1955, Dorough lived...
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The Houston Branch, Bob Dorough
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Pop
  • Released: Sep 19, 2005

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