Robert Blackwell

Robert Blackwell

Real Name:
Robert Alexander Blackwell
Robert Alexander "Bumps" Blackwell (May 23, 1918 – March 9, 1985) was an American bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, best known for co-writing early hits for Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Larry Williams (3), and Sly & The Family Stone at the start of their music careers.

Please use this artist when credited as 'Robert Blackwell' or 'R. Blackwell' on a release. When credited as 'Bumps Blackwell' please credit Bumps Blackwell.

He co-wrote songs such as "Long Tall Sally", "Ready Teddy", "Rip It Up", "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "All Around The World".

Not to be mistaken with Otis Blackwell, who wrote prominent songs that Elvis Presley performed such as "All Shook Up" and "Don't Be Cruel".

Born May 23, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, died March 9, 1985 in Hacienda Heights, California.
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Robert Blackwell Discography Tracks


F-501 Various Sumpin' Jumpin' (as Bumps Blackwell) Various - Rockin' Slumber Party(LP, Comp) Famous (8) F-501 US 1961 Sell This Version
Various Sumpin' Jumpin' (as Bumps Blackwell) Various - Teen Beat Volume 3 (Comp) Ace UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
220256-325 Various Summin' Jumpin' (as Bumps Blackwell) Various - Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'N' Roll Volume 2(15xCD, Comp + Box) Past Perfect International 220256-325 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
SCCD 2493 Little Richard Sumpin’ Jumpin’ (as Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell) Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets!(2xCD, Comp) Smith & Co SCCD 2493 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
RB 47309 Various Summin' Jumpin' (as Bumps Blackwell) Various - The Story Of Rhythm & Blues Vol. 9(CD, Comp) Digimode Entertainment Ltd. RB 47309 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
GTDLP012 Various Sumin' Jumpin' (as Bumps Blackwell) Various - Grab This & Dance Vol 12(LP, Comp) Club Records (8) GTDLP012 Spain Unknown Sell This Version