The Devil’s Best Tunes The Beatnik Scat Of Bob Dorough is the second release from the Fingertips Records label on 7th November (the first being the acclaimed ‘Harlem In Vogue The Poetry And Jazz Of Langston Hughes’).

It’s a comprehensive collection of vintage performances spiced with finger-popping soul and staccato piano by the truly under rated Bob Dorough.

Featuring the super rare album ‘Devil May Care’ which revolves around Dorough’s impressive keyboard playing and his truly infectious offbeat vocal style, similar to Mose Allison who was inspired by him, the album is choc-full of great tunes.

Famous as one of the few people to ever have his vocal included on a suitably impressed Miles Davis record (‘Sorcerer’), Dorough was a unique performer whose hip jazz sound and clinical timing proved inspirational to many soul singers who followed and emulated.

Also containing Dorough’s three contributions to the cult jazz poetry album ‘Jazz Canto Volume One’ where he interpreted the words of Langston Hughes and also Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his own fast-tongued style.

The set is completed by four tracks from his Debut session with flautist and saxophonist Sam Most and his Quartet including the Dorough led composition ‘Notes To You’.

“I once billed myself as the world’s greatest Living Room Entertainer – my passion is to play.” Bob Dorough

Remastered with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

TRACKLISTING:
Bob Dorough
from the rare album ‘Devil May Care’

1 Old Devil Moon
2 It Could Happen To You
3 I Had The Craziest Dream
4 You’re The Dangerous Type
5 Ow
6 Polka Dots And Moonbeams
7 Yardbird Suite
8 Baltimore Oriole
9 I Don’t Mind
10 Devil May Care
11 Midnight Sun
12 Johnny One Note

Bob Dorough with The Bob Dorough Quintet from the beatnik gem ‘Jazz Canto’
13 Dog
14 Daybreak In Alabama
15 Night And Morn
16 The Dreamkeeper

Bob Dorough & Sam Most Quartet
17 I Hear A Rhapsody
18 The Night We Called It A Day
19 Notes To You
20 Obvious Conclusion

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