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Bob Dorough

voc, p, *1923 US, Cherry Hill Township
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of Jazz
A.k.a. Robert L. Dorough

American bebop and cool jazz pianist, composer and vocalese singer, born December 12, 1923 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. Died on April 23, 2018 in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. He worked with Miles Davis and Allen Ginsberg, among others. He has released vocal jazz albums periodically over the last 50 years, but he is perhaps best known as a voice and primary composer of many of the songs used in Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of educational animated shorts appearing on Saturday morning television in the 1970s and 1980s on ABC affiliates in the United States. His songs were covered by Diana Krall, Jorge Pescara, Blossom Dearie, Sergio Mendes and many more.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Three Is A Magic Number on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
Elementary, My Dear on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
Ready Or Not, Here I Come on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
The Four Legged Zoo on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
My Hero, Zero on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
Lucky Seven Sampson on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
Little Twelvetoes on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
The Good Eleven on Multiplication Rock by Various Artists
Conjunction Junction on Who's On First? by Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg
Small Day Tomorrow on Small Day Tomorrow by Bob Dorough

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
EulaliaBob Dorough2014Album
DuetsBob Dorough2012Album
The Devils Best Tunes: The Beatnik Scat Of Bob DoroughBob Dorough2011Album
Devil May Care!Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne, Sebastiaan De Krom Guest Track Bob Dorough2010Compil.
Small Day TomorrowBob Dorough2006Album
Complete RecordingsBob Dorough & Sam Most Quartet2004Album
To CommunicateBob Dorough2004Album
Sunday At IridiumBob Dorough2004Album
Stardust Melody / Beloved And Rare Songs Of Hoagy CarmichaelRichard M. Sudhalter, Barbara Lea, Bob Dorough, Jim Ferguson2001Album
Who's On First?Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg2000Album
Too Much Coffee ManBob Dorough2000Album
The Beat Goes On / Three Is The Magic NumberBuddy Rich / Bob Dorough1998Album
Right On My Way HomeBob Dorough1997Album
Hoagy's Children - Songs Of Hoagy Carmichael Volume TwoBob Dorough, Richard M. Sudhalter, Barbara Lea1994Compil.
Hoagy's Children - Songs Of Hoagy Carmichael Volume OneBarbara Lea / Bob Dorough / Dick Sudhalter1994Compil.
This Is A Recording Of Pop Art SongsBob Dorough1991Album
Songs Of LoveBob Dorough1988Album
SkabadabbaBob Dorough1987Album
Clankin' on Tin Pan AlleyBob Dorough, Bill Takas1986Album
Sing And SwingBob Dorough / Bill Takas1984Album
Hoagy's Children - Songs Of Hoagy CarmichaelBarbara Lea / Bob Dorough / Richard M. Sudhalter1983Album
Devil May CareBob Dorough1983Album
An Excursion Through Oliver!Bob Dorough1977Album
Beginning To See The LightBob Dorough & Bill Takas1976Album
Watch What Happens!Bob Dorough1974Album
Multiplication Rock - (Original Soundtrack Recording)Bob Dorough1973Album
A Taste Of HoneyBob Dorough1972Album
I'll Never Fall In Love AgainBob Dorough1970Album
Just About EverythingBob Dorough1966Album
Devil May CareBob Dorough1956Album
Don't Think TwiceBob DoroughSingle
In The Words of Fran Landesman/In The Style of Bob DoroughFran Landesman, Bob DoroughAlbum
Blipidy-Blap / Stand Up and Tell HerBob DoroughSingle
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