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    Porter, Bobbye

    Percussionist who started out playing the Detroit club circuit, spent a couple of years in Europe, and eventually emigrated to Los Angeles where she quickly became a mainstay in the L.A. studio scene.  She has worked with an encyclopedia of artists and groups, including The Allman Brothers, The Babys, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, Betty Everett, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Jefferson Starship, Carole King, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, The Mamas & The Papas, Stevie Nicks, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Dolly Parton, Chuck Rainey, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Tavares, U2, Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, and Dwight Yoakam.  Her filmography includes Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Rocky, and Roots, in which she made a cameo appearance.  She also released a pair of solo albums, Body Language for Lovers and No. 29.  Also known as "Bobbye Hall", "Bobbye Hall Porter", and "Bobbye Porter Hall".

     

    Lalo Schifrin recordings

    All for the Love of Sunshine (Lalo Schifrin)

    Theme from "Medical Center" (Lalo Schifrin)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Bobbye%20Porter:1927122273
    2. http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.asp?CTR=187740
    3. http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.asp?HT_Search=xartist&HT_Search_Info=Bobbye+Porter+Hall&cart=607589513
    4. http://music.msn.com/album/?album=10019272
    5. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/jazz/Hutcherson/Rec_VA_BNMeetsLAPhil.htm
    6. http://hometown.aol.co.uk/johnosoul/myhomepage/school.html
    7. http://www.amazon.de/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Bobbye+Hall&index=blended&page=1
    8. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bobbye+Hall?anv=Bobbye+Porter+Hall
    9. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,440151,00.html?src=search%2526artist=Bobbye%2BHall
    10. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Bobbye%20Hall:1927031001
    11. http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0969276/
    12. http://www.instrumentalwomen.com/page22.html
    13. http://home.cogeco.ca/~mansion1/bobbyehall.html
    14. http://www.emusic.com/album/Dwight-Yoakam-Blame-the-Vain-MP3-Download/10878227.html
    15. http://www.u2wanderer.org/disco/sing025.html
    16. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news_email.php?id=228
    17. http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=422282&Main=416138
    18. http://aorfraek.seesaa.net/article/39667376.html

     

    Here she is performing the percussion for Stevie Nicks on her "Outside the Rain" and "Dreams"...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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