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BOB DOROUGH ~ ROBERTA DONNAY
- Jazz Recording Hit Holiday Radio -
Here's the back story:
We're so very excited to announce this
Previously Unreleased Recording
Bob Dorough & Roberta Donnay's version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" hit radio airwaves over the Holiday Season. Even with the banning of this song in certain markets, the song still got a lot of play on jazz & public radio across the US.
Upcoming EP features Bob Dorough’s compositions, some never heard, along with a few reimagined numbers formerly recorded by Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie.
Bob Dorough first met Roberta Donnay backstage at The Hooker’s Ball in San Francisco many years ago, where they both performed. Bob told her he dug her singing. Donnay asked him “What’s YOUR name?” “Bob Dorough” and she replied “THE Bob Dorough?” And he replied,“You mean you know who I am?
Donnay recorded two Bob Dorough songs “Devil May Care” and “Small Day Tomorrow” on her “What’s Your Story”
CD, produced by Jazz Master Orrin Keepnews featuring Eric Reed Trio (2008, Pacific Coast Jazz) .
Keepnews phoned Donnay one day and told her Bob said he played Donnay's version of “Small Day Tomorrow”
3 times a day every day in his car, and that it was his favorite version ever recorded.
Bob did some shows touring with “Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks” and came to hear them when they were near his hometown. Dan and Bob were big fans of one another. Donnay sang with Dan’s group 2005-2016.
One day Richard Connolly, Producer, Circumstancial Productions, came backstage and told Donnay he wanted to do a recording with Bob and her.
In January 2011, Donnay flew to NJ, rented a car, drove to rural Pennsylvania to Bob’s house, and rehearsed for the recording. The following nite after rehearsal, they performed together at The Deer Head Inn, local jazz club, and the day after that they were at a studio in NY, recording live.
Bob told Donnay that his wish was for them to tour together.
The recording sat for nearly 8 years.
We're sad to say Bob Dorough passed this year, April 23, 2018.
We hope you enjoy this! And that you look forward to hearing more songs when the record releases in 2019, in time for the NEA Jazz Masters Awards, which Bob Dorough is one of its recipients.
Bob Dorough NEA Jazz Masters Award link: https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/bob-dorough
Check out the video on the new video page!
CD "My Heart Belongs To Satchmo" released March 2018, on Blujazz.
Produced by Roberta Donnay, Sam Bevan, Matt Wong, Arranged by Matt Wong, Sam Bevan, Roberta Donnay, except for Pennies From Heaven: Instruments arranged by Sam Bevan, Vocal Arrangement by Roberta Donnay, Annie Stocking, & Dan Hicks (with new lyrics by Dan Hicks)
Roberta Donnay-vocals, John R. Burr-piano, Sam Bevan-bass, Deszon Claiborne-drums, Rich Armstrong-trumpet, Mike Rinta-trombone, Sheldon Brown-clarinet, Matt Baxter- guitar
Featured July 2018 Issue of DownBeat Magazine:
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Video: Live: 'Ol Man Mose:
Video: "My Heart Belongs To Satchmo":
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"[Roberta Donnay's] engagement with the lyrics,
her supple sense of time and her soulful, little-girl timbre remind you of Billie Holiday."
-Mike Zwerin, International Herald Tribune.
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"With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are
as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.."
- JAZZ TIMES
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