Bob Porter

Real Name:
Robert Porter
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 for Prestige Records where he also wrote liner notes, in the 1960s, then 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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Singles & EPs

Arc 1001 Be my guest / We got love — Bob Porter Fats Dollar, Bob Porter (5) We got love Fats Dollar, Bob Porter (5) - Be my guest / We got love(7", Single) Arc Records (4) Arc 1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version