ROY PORTER

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A combination of circumstance, inclination and ability conspired to ensure that even if Roy Porter did not go on to fulfil the full promise of his early years in music, he would be remembered for his historic contribution to the development of bebop, in the shape of his contributions to Charlie Parker's famous (and, in one case, infamous) recordings for Dial Records in Los Angeles in 1946.

Porter was born in a small mining town, but moved to Colorado Springs with his mother at the age of 8, following the death of his father. He was brought up there, and subsequently attended Wiley College in Texas, where the trumpeter Kenny Dorham was one of his fellow students.

His early influences on drums were the swing era giants Gene Krupa and Chick Webb, and he began playing in rhythm and blues bands as a teenager. He moved to Los Angeles in 1944, where
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ROY PORTER Jessica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jessica
Fusion 1974
ROY PORTER Inner Feelings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inner Feelings
Funk Jazz 1975
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In a Groove
Funk Jazz 1984
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Generation
Funk Jazz 1994

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ROY PORTER The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971- 1975 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971- 1975
Funk Jazz 2012

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Roy Porter's Seventeen Boppers / Roy Porter And His Boppers : Little Wig / Gassin The Wig
Big Band 1949

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