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|Also known as||Boogie Bob|
|Born||1943 (age 70–71)|
|Genres||Rock, blues, boogie|
|Associated acts||The Woolies|
Baldori founded the rock band The Woolies in 1964; the group had a national hit in 1966 with Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?". He has also pursued a solo career, performing in venues all over the country, and recording a 1994 solo album. He started working with Chuck Berry in 1966 at Lake Lansing, Michigan and subsequently recorded two albums with Berry. He has also worked with and performed with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Tom Rush, Luther Allison, Del Shannon, John Hammond, Hubert Sumlin and Bo Diddley; most recently, he has toured and recorded with Bob Seeley.
In addition to recording and performing his own material, Baldori operates his own recording studio, and has produced and engineered over 200 albums. He wrote and starred in the rock musical Almost Famous, with productions in Chicago, Toronto and in Michigan.
He lives in Okemos, Michigan with his family.
- Basic Rock (The Woolies, 1971)
- Live at Lizards (1973)
- Who Do You Love (1994)
- Boogie Stomp! (with Bob Seeley, 2006)
- "Boogie Bob Baldori and The Woolies" (Blue Suede News magazine, issue 53, Winter 2000/01)
- Interview with Baldori (WKAR Radio, August 10, 2005)
- Waiting Forty Years for the Woolies (Lansing City Pulse, May 16, 2006)
- Roll Over Beethoven (St. Louis Riverfront Times, October 25, 2006)
- Short documentary reveals history of boogie-woogie (Lansing Lowdown, March 28, 2007)
- The Woolies (Rusted Chrome: Southeast Michigan's Bands and Musicians, 1966–72)