Bob Porter (record producer)

Bob Porter ( born June 20, 1940 in Wellesley, Massachusetts) is an American music producer, Disco graph, author and radio presenter. He became famous for the re-release of many classic blues and jazz recordings; in 2009 he was inducted into the Blues for Hall of Fame.

Life and work

Porter produced since the 1960s, more than 200 albums of jazz and blues music, initially as 1975-80 Reissue producer for Savoy Records, 1986-91 for Atlantic Records. He then worked for many other record label. "The result of his painstaking efforts is the restoration of a large part of the indelible music of the 20th century, which is now preserved for future generations and sounds better than ever ," wrote the author of Allmusic.

In 1981 he began the radio series Portraits in Blue, a radio program with Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Soul, which ran at the station WBGO in Newark (New Jersey). In 1986, he received the WC Handy Award for his contributions to "keep Blues on the radio alive " the. Overall, he was nominated five times for a Grammy and won it in 1980 for his liner notes for the edition The Complete Charlie Parker on Savoy in 1986 as producer of the re-release Atlantic Rhythm & Blues. He is also a former member of the Nominierungskommittees the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 1990 was one of the emcees at the Chicago Blues Festival. In 2007 he received the Willis Conover - Marian McPartland Award from the Jazz Journalists Association for outstanding achievement in broadcasting.

As an author, he wrote for a number of magazines such as Down Beat and Cash Box, and also liner notes for more than three hundred jazz and blues albums such as Charlie Parker at Storyville. In addition, he advised organizations such as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.