Rob Paparozzi with The Original Blues Brothers Band in Monaco
|Birth name||Robert Steven Paparozzi|
|Born||October 14, 1952|
Newark, NJ, US
|Genres||Blues, blues rock|
|Associated acts||Psychotic Blues Band, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat and Tears|
In the early 1970s Paparozzi fronted the Psychotic Blues Band, a blues rock group which played extensively in the New Jersey area, opening several times for Bruce Springsteen. He has toured with Dolly Parton, George Jones, and has contributed to works by Whitney Houston, Judy Collins, Cyndi Lauper and Bobby McFerrin, among others. He is a former member of The Original Blues Brothers Band and is the singer for the reformed Blood Sweat and Tears. When not touring with Blood Sweat and Tears, Paparozzi leads his own band, the Hudson River Rats, which sometimes features famed funk drummer, Bernard Purdie. The Hudson River Rats have released two CDs, First Take (1994) and Get It While You Can (1999). In 2009 Paparozzi released a solo CD entitled Etruscan Soul.
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