I am a Bass Player and I have done sessions for 38 yrs.
PRODUCER CREDITS: Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill, Buddy Killen, Bob Montgomery, Jerry Wexler,Jimmy Bowen, Kyle Lehning, Tom Collins, Jerry Wexler, Allen Reynolds, Willie Mitchell, Jerry Crutchfield, Nelson Larkin, Larry Butler, Ron Chancey,Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Stewart Levine.
SOME SINGLES I WAS A PART OF:
One Bad Apple (Osmonds),
Go Away Little Girl(Donnie Osmond)
Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me(Mac Davis),
Family Tradition(Hank Jr.),
Seven Spanish Angels(Ray Charles and Willie),
Two Sparrows(Tanya Tucker),
Tell Me About It(Tanya&Delbert),
It's a Little to Late(Tanya Tucker),
If Your Heart Aint Busy Tonight(Tanya Tucker)
Small Town Saturday Night(Hal Ketchum),
Mama Knows the Highway(Hal Ketchum),
Past the Point of Rescue(Hal Ketchum),
Country Boy Can Survive(Hank Jr.),
Chiseled in Stone(Vern Gosdin),
Set'em Up Joe(Vern Gosdin),
Holding Her,Lovin You(Earl Thomas Conley),
Old Flames(Mark Chestnutt),
Too Cold at Home(Mark Chestnutt),
Bubba Shot the Jukebox(Mark Chestnutt),
Romeos Tune(Steve Forbert),
It ain't Easy(Janie Fricke),
She Got the Gold Mine(Jerry Reed),
Lost in the Fifties(Ronnie Milsap),
Happy Happy Birthday Baby(Ronnie Milsap),
Slow Hand(Conway Twitty),
Older Women(Ronnie MacDowell),
War Is Hell on the Homefront(TG Sheppared),
Loved'em Everyone(TG Sheppard),
Angel in Your Arms(Hot),
She Came from Ft.Worth(Kathy Mattea),
Willow in the Wind(Kathy Mattea)
Is It Raining at your house(Vern Gosdin),
Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile(David Allen Coe),
The Ride(David Allen Coe),
Old Fashion Love Song(B.J. Thomas),
Your Love is on the line(EarlThomas Conely)
Don't Make it Easy For Me(Earl Thomas Conley),
Pin a Note on Your Pillow(Billy Joe Royal),
Down to my last teardrop(Tanya Tucker),
Without You, What do I do with me(Tanya Tucker),
You Still Move Me(Dan Seals),
Love Without Mercy(Leroy Parnell),
New Looks from an Old Lover(BJ Thomas),
Darlene(T Graham Brown)
TOURS: Crystal Gayle, Tony Joe White, Marshall Tucker Band, The Highwaymen....
Special Events: Lorretta Lynn TV Special,
President George Bush's 50 Wedding Anniv...
ARTISTS I HAVE RECORDED WITH:: Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Lee Greenwood, Clarence Carter, Osmonds, Roy Orbison, Dobie Gray, Bobby Womack, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Etta James, Randy Crawford, Chuck Berry, Ronnie Milsap, Alabama, Reba, David Allen Coe, Chuck Berry, Tony Joe White, Earl Thomas Conley, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Ween, Dobie Gray, Soul Children, Jose' Feliciano, Linda Davis, BB King, Al Green, Kathy Mattea, Amy Grant, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Diane Tel, Billy Joe Royal, BJ Thomas, Vern Gosdin, Tanya Tucker, Candi Staton, Willie Hightower, Duane Eddy, Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, Delbert McClinton, Lacy Dalton, Bryan White, Angela Hacker, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Millie Jackson, David Clayton Thomas (from Blood, Sweat&Tears), Florida Boys, Keith Thomas, Carl Perkins, Lee Greenwood, Oak Ridge Boys, Bony Poney, JoEl Sonnier, Collin Raye....
Nominated for ACM Bass Player of the Year in 1998.
I have been in Bass Player Magazine 3 times..
Dove award with Al Green. Grammy w/Randy Scruggs
Alabama Music Hall of Fame Contemporary Achievement Award/Studio Musician 2001
TV: Loretta Lynn Special
Special Events: George W Bush 50th Wedding Anniversary
How are you? Man it's been a long time. I would just love to go and record some new stuff with all the gang again. You are just so fun and amazingly talented. I finally moved my butt out here! Hope to get to see you again soon!
Good Morning Bob,
I always thought that you were the brother of an artist from Louisiana named Bill Wray, until Dennis Clifton set me straight. My ears thank you for all the great bass tracks you've recorded over the years.
Bob, What a great career so far. It's great to see some of your credits in print. Are you still cruising your boat through America's and Alabama's water ways? I look forward to working together again. Best to you, Wood Newton
Hey Ol' Bob,
How the heck are ya? Man did we work on good records or what? This is really a great site for getting back in touch with old music biz friends. I retired from engineering in '92 and just retired full time in 2006. Looks like you're still going full blast. Good for you!
Let me know what you've been up to.
Not only have you played bass on the soundtrack of my life, but pretty much on the soundtrack for country music in the last 30 years! I'm also a big fan of Ray Charles and love that he was doing country when country wasn't cool in the very early 60's. playing on Seven Spanish Angels and also the Highwayman tour, pretty heady stuff. Makes me wish I was cutting records and using you on bass.
I absolutely love trivia like that, did not know where the song was recorded and now I do. hearing how you got the sound with your sweater was very cool, and it sound like an upright! I grew up in a family band situation and we played that song for years, and if I remember right it was in 79 that I bought that record, in 1980 Hank came out with the Album habits old and new. If you have anymore storys, I'm all ears