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Bobby Colomby
December 20, 1944
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Robert Wayne Colomby (born 20 December 1944, in New York) is a jazz-rock fusion drummer, record producer and television presenter. He is best known as an original member of the group Blood, Sweat & Tears, which he co-founded in 1967. He has also played with many other musical artists.

Bobby Colomby played on the first Blood, Sweat & Tears album, Child Is Father to the Man, which was released in 1968 and reached #47 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart.

The group's self-titled second album was an even bigger critical and commercial hit. It reached #1 on the same chart and featured 3 hit singles, And When I Die, You've Made Me So Very Happy and Spinning Wheel. The group appeared at the Woodstock festival in August 1969 and the album won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1970.

He is the uncredited drummer on John Cale and Terry Riley's collaboration album Church of Anthrax, which was released in February 1971.

Colomby was the last original member of Blood, Sweat & Tears when he stopped performing with the group in 1976. After many changes in the group membership he became (in the end) the de facto owner of the Blood Sweat & Tears name.

He produced the debut solo album by jazz bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius in 1976 and The Jacksons' comeback album Destiny in 1978.

He played drums and percussion on Eddie Palmieri's Grammy nominated album Lucumi, Macumba & Voodoo in 1978.

For a few years in the late 1980s Colomby was a reporter for the television programs Entertainment Tonight and CBS This Morning.

In 2002 Colomby began producing a series of albums for trumpeter Chris Botti, including, December, When I Fall in Love, To Love Again, Italia and Impressions and the DVDs Chris Botti Live with Special Guests and Chris Botti in Boston.

He has also worked with Paula Cole (Courage), Jeff Lorber (He Had a Hat) and Leo Amuedo (Guitar Stories).

Colomby maintains ownership of the "Blood, Sweat & Tears" band name and, although he no longer plays with the band, he still oversees their musical direction.



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Bobby Colomby - Blood Sweat & Tears
Spinning Wheel
2/10/1969
David Clayton-Thomas: Lead Vocals - Steve Katz: Guitar, Hamonica, Lead Vocals - Bobby Colomby: Drums, Percussion, Vocals - Jim Fielder: Bass - Fred Lipsius: Alto Saxophone, Piano - Lew Soloff: Trumpet, Fluegelhorn - Chuck Winfield: Trumpet, Fluegelhorn - Jerry Hyman: Trombone - Dick Halligan: Organ, Piano, Flute, Trombone, Vocals





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Bobby Colomby - Blood Sweat & Tears
Look Up To The Sky - So Long Dixie - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - And When I Die
Concert 1974 - Germany
Bobby Colomby-Drums - Jerry LaCroix-Vocals and Sax - Jerry Fisher-Vocals - Dave Bargeron-Trombone and Tuba - George Wadenius-Guitar - Larry Willis-Keyboards - Bill Tillman-Sax and Flute - Ron McClure-Bass






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Bobby Colomby DrummerworldLew Soloff, Jerry Hyman, Freddie Lipsius, Dick Halligan, Jim Fielder, Bobby Colomby,
David Clayton-Thomas, Chuck Winfield, and Steve Katz.



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Bobby Colomby - Blood Sweat & Tears
Almost Sorry - Empty Pages - Over The Hill - Rosemary
Live in Stockholm, Sweden, 8/6/1973
Jerry Fisher: Lead Vocals - Bobby Colomby: Drums - Jim Fielder: Fender bass and rhythm guitar - Larry Willis: Acoustic, Electric Piano, clavinet, organ, Moog - George Wadenius: Guitar - Lew Soloff: Trumpet and flugelhorn - Dave Bargeron: Tenor and bass trombone - Lou Marini Jr.: Sax, flute - Tom Malone: Trumpet, trombone, flute, fender bass






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Bobby Colomby DrummerworldSteve Jankowski, Bobby Colomby,
Teddy Mulet, Jeff Lorber, Jens Wendelboe.




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