||Roy Porter was born in a small mining town but he moved to Colorado Springs with his mother at the age of eight. In 1944, at the age of 21, he moved to Los Angeles and became an important part of the Bebop movement. He he played with guitarist Teddy Bunn, Howard McGhee as well as Charlie Parker on the now classic Dial session on 28 March 1946. After that Porter organized his own big band and moved to San Francisco in the early 1950s. There he was featured in many different settings with Joe Liggins, Earl Bostic, Louis Jordan, Perez Prado, and Clifton White.
In the late 1960s he began working with a trio which he called Roy Porter Sounds. He later changed it to Roy Porter Sound Machine when he began to add more horns and other instruments. He released two albums under Roy Porter Sound Machine, „Jessica“ (1971) and „Inner Feelings“ (1975) as well as a handful of 45rpm singles. Porter retired from performing in 1978 on health grounds and passed away on 25 January 1998.
Watch out for the forthcoming album titled “The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine” out on Tramp Records (2LP/CD/MP3) on 10 September 2012.
- strictly limited to 500 copies
- original label artwork
- b-side has never been released on 45 before
- officially licensed