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Jan. 11, 2023

Rob Paparozzi interview

Rob Paparozzi interview
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Rob Paparozzi joins me on episode 77.

Rob is based around the New York area where he started out playing in blues bands before quickly adding the chromatic to his harp arsenal. He took lessons with Robert Bonfiglio and then had Toots Thielemans giving him tips over the telephone. The versatility afforded to Rob by playing both diatonic and chromatic allowed him to enjoy a tremendous career on the session scene in New York, playing with many famous names including Dolly Parton, Randy Newman and Whitney Houston. He’s fronted the Original Blues Brothers Band for over twenty years, released a Paul Butterfield tribute album and his own Grammy nominated album.


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Tommy Morgan playing:

Rob performing with Dolly Parton:

Rob performing with Randy Newman:

Electric Butter: Walking By Myself:

Rob’s My Music Masterclass videos:

Blue Moon Harmonicas:

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