Bob Porter

Real Name:
Robert Porter
Profile:
Bob Porter (June 20, 1940 – April 10, 2021) was an American record producer, discographer, writer, and radio presenter. He was responsible for reissuing many classic blues and jazz recordings, and in 2009 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Since the 1960s he produced over 200 albums of jazz and blues music, first working as reissue producer for Savoy Records, 1975-80, and then Atlantic Records, 1986-91. He subsequently worked for many other record labels. It has been said that "The result of his painstaking efforts is the restoration of much of the 20th century's most indelible music, now preserved for future generations and sounding better than ever before."

For the trumpeter, arranger active in Guatemala, see Bob Porter (5).
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Instruments & Performance

none Bob Porter - New Century World of Song: Theory and Practice album art Jeanne Foster Wardian, Helen Paulson Landsverk Jeanne Foster Wardian, Helen Paulson Landsverk - New Century World of Song: Theory and Practice(3xLP) Meredith Corporation none US 1972 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

100.002 Bob Porter - Jazz Hoeilaart '80 album art Various Meeting You Various - Jazz Hoeilaart '80(LP) Rainbow 100.002 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
SWRC-7819 Bob Porter - Gina album art Gina Funes Gina Funes - Gina(LP) Lancelot (3) SWRC-7819 US 1981 Sell This Version
831 364-4 Bob Porter - Count Basie album art Count Basie Count Basie - Count Basie (Comp) Verve Records 831 364-4 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
829 537-2 Bob Porter - Jimmy Smith Plays The Blues album art Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith - Jimmy Smith Plays The Blues(CD, Comp, RM) Verve Records 829 537-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
314 517 176-2 Bob Porter - The Essential American Singers album art Various Various - The Essential American Singers (Comp) Verve Records 314 517 176-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
517 176-2 Bob Porter - The Essential American Singers album art Various Various - The Essential American Singers(CD, Comp) Verve Records 517 176-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
314 521 655-2 Bob Porter - Jazz 'Round Midnight album art Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith - Jazz 'Round Midnight(CD, Comp) Verve Records 314 521 655-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2102227, CD 2102227 Bob Porter - Sacred Memories album art Robbie Crown Robbie Crown - Sacred Memories(CD, Album) CNR Music, CNR Music 2102227, CD 2102227 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
060254702414 Bob Porter - Integraal album art Zjef Vanuytsel Ouwe Makkers Zjef Vanuytsel - Integraal(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + CD) Universal Music Belgium 060254702414 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
Simpletone 017 Bob Porter - Slimmer Dan De Zanger album art Bart Peeters Bart Peeters - Slimmer Dan De Zanger(LP, Album, RE) Simpletone Simpletone 017 Belgium 2019 Sell This Version
SDBANUCD20 Bob Porter - The Return album art Bram Weijters' Crazy Men Chief Of Freen Bean / Oh Boy and 1 more… Bram Weijters' Crazy Men - The Return (Album) Sdban Ultra SDBANUCD20 Belgium 2021 Sell This Version

Production

PR-7617 Bob Porter - My Fire! More Of The Psychedelic Soul Jazz Guitar Of Joe Jones album art Joe Jones* Joe Jones* - My Fire! More Of The Psychedelic Soul Jazz Guitar Of Joe Jones (Album) Prestige PR-7617 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-720 Bob Porter - Rakin' & Scrapin' album art Harold Mabern Harold Mabern - Rakin' & Scrapin'(7") Prestige 45-720 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-718 Bob Porter - See See Rider album art Richard "Groove" Holmes Richard "Groove" Holmes - See See Rider(7") Prestige 45-718 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-710 Bob Porter - Candy / Lover Man album art Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt - Candy / Lover Man(7", Single) Prestige 45-710 US 1968 Sell This Version
PR 7697, PRST 7697 Bob Porter - Boogaloo Joe album art Joe Jones* Joe Jones* - Boogaloo Joe (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7697, PRST 7697 US 1969 Sell This Version
PRST 7602 Bob Porter - Swivel Hips album art Willis Jackson Willis Jackson - Swivel Hips (Album) Prestige PRST 7602 US 1969 Sell This Version
PRST 7648, PR 7648, PRESTIGE 7648 Bob Porter - Gator's Groove album art Willis Jackson Willis Jackson - Gator's Groove (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PRST 7648, PR 7648, PRESTIGE 7648 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7734, PRST 7734 Bob Porter - Guitar Soul! album art Billy Butler (3) Billy Butler (3) - Guitar Soul!(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7734, PRST 7734 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7738 Bob Porter - Brothers-4 album art Don Patterson With Sonny Stitt Don Patterson With Sonny Stitt - Brothers-4 (Album) Prestige PR 7738 US 1969 Sell This Version
PRST 7739, PR 7739, 7739 Bob Porter - The Boss Is Back! album art Gene Ammons Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PRST 7739, PR 7739, 7739 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7635 Bob Porter - Soul Electricity! album art Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt - Soul Electricity! Prestige PR 7635 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7626, 7626, PRST 7626 Bob Porter - Rusty Bryant Returns album art Rusty Bryant Rusty Bryant - Rusty Bryant Returns (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PR 7626, 7626, PRST 7626 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7688, PRST 7688 Bob Porter - Reelin' With The Feelin' album art Charles Kynard Charles Kynard - Reelin' With The Feelin' (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7688, PRST 7688 US 1969 Sell This Version