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Bob Corritore

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  • Born: Chicago, IL
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A lifelong fan of the blues, Chicago-born producer/harmonica player Bob Corritore began collecting blues albums, playing harmonica, and attending blues gigs after he heard Muddy Waters on the radio when he was 12. Through his involvement in the Chicago blues scene, he made friends with many of the city's blues musicians, which led to Corritore performing at local clubs and forming his own blues record label, Blues Over Blues. This part of his career expanded into production duties on sessions with Chicago bluesmen like Fred Below and Pinetop Perkins.

Corritore moved to Phoenix in 1981 and formed a band with Louisiana Red, whose Sittin' Here Wonderin' he produced. Along with producing albums by R.L. Burnside and compiling blues collections, Corritore also worked as a pick-up harmonica player for touring artists like Willie Dixon and Otis Rush, played in local blues groups and hosted a weekly blues radio program on KJZZ.