October 5, 2016

R&B / jazz ~ New York 1962


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Not to be confused with blues singer, Bobo Jenkins, or middleweight boxing champ, Carl 'Bobo' Olson, this obscure 45 tells a short story of the man known only as Bobo, a "most famous unknown"...
An accomplished musician and rumored silent music mogul, Bobo was at the top of mid 50s "bohemian cool". He mixed with the social elite as well as the working classes, and yet his true identity is still unknown today, as it was then, to the many musicians and music lovers who mingled with him at the time.

Around 1947-49, before his rise and bit out of date, Purported to be one of the few early photos of Bobo as a young man.
Al 'Dr. Horse' Pittman sums up Bobo perfectly with his Fire label 45 from 1962.

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