There’s a quote attributed to Robert Parker, whose “Spenser” books launched the Spenser For Hire TV series during the ’80s: “Sinatra died, Hartman died, Joe Williams died… Thank God we have Bob Stewart!” Well, Stewart did have a career once, during the ’60s and ’70s, but he couldn’t fight the rock wave. So he went fishing. Literally. He got himself a 90-foot charter boat, called himself Big Capt. Bob and enjoyed life until a chance meeting with Harold Danko revived his thirst for vocal stardom. He set up two sessions with rhythm sections and a horn man, one fronted by Hank Jones, the other by Sir Roland Hanna.
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