Barbeque Bob Maglinte - Bio                           bio | reviews | media | store | home

Barbeque Bob’s influences are many, and they include Blues harmonica masters like Little Walter Jacobs, both Sonny Boy Williamsons, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Big Walter Horton, Papa Lightfoot, George “Harmonica” Smith, Jerry McCain, Howling Wolf, and many countless other harmonica players. Other influences include Muddy Waters, Roy Brown, Little Milton, Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, Magic Sam, Jimmy Rogers, and in addition, saxophone players like Joe Houston, Hal Singer, Red Prysock, Louis Jordan, Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Noble “Thin Man” Watts, Tab Smith, and a host of others. Bob has also worked with local bands such as The Bobby Watson Band, Blues Express, and Chick Orlando Davidson. He also had the privilege of appearing on the soundtrack of the hit movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” featuring the vocals of Peter Wolf, and the guitar soundings of Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters. The soundtrack CD is available on the MCA label. He has also recorded with Blues Express and Two Bones & A Pick.

His playing has not only garnered enormousrespect and admiration from his peers, but also from some very highly respected nationally known names, such as Jerry Portnoy (who worked with the late, great Muddy Waters, and Eric Clapton), who has said, “Barbeque Bob is not only the best harp player in the Boston area, but is also one of the very best around, period!” Another Blues harmonica hero, Alligator Records recording artist, the late, great William Clarke described Bob’s playing as “powerful and well focused.”

Barbeque Bob and the Rhythm Aces have released an album titled 'Live at the Waterfront' on Wham Records.





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