Robert Ross (singer)

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Robert Ross is an American blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and leader of the Robert Ross Band. Ross was nominated a total 6 times for a New York Music Award before winning for Best Blues Artist in 1989. He has also won several grants for integrating music into education programs. Ross' original song Sittin' In The Jailhouse was recorded in 1980 by Johnny Winter and appeared on two of Winter's releases, "Raisin' Cain" and "A Rock 'n' Roll Collection". As co-leader of the Dicey Ross Band with harmonica player Bill Dicey, Ross recorded with Big Joe Turner in 1976 for Spivey Records, a Brooklyn label owned by Victoria Spivey and Lenny Kunstadt. Ross has also worked with John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Rush, Dr. John, Bobby Lewis, Pinetop Perkins, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville, Big Mama Thornton, Louisiana Red, J.B. Hutto, Eddie Kirkland, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, and many other blues greats. The Robert Ross Band tours frequently and has 2 cds out in Europe on Brambus Records. Ross' diverse repertory includes: boogie, soul, blues, rock 'n' roll and jazz.

His discography includes:

  • "What Are We Fighting For?" on Fountainbleu Records 2004
  • "Sleight of Hand" on Fountainbleu Records 2002
  • "Lightness....To Dark" (USA title: "It's Alive") (1999)
    Brambus Records 1999
  • Light'" on Brambus Records 1996
  • "Rockin' The Rails" on Blue Planet Records 1992
  • "It's Rough 'n' Tough" on RCA / Victoria Records 1984
  • "Introducing Robert Ross" on Baron Records 1981
  • "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" with Big Joe Turner on Spivey Records 1978
  • "What Is The Blues" LP-1022 with Eunice Davis on Spivey Records 1977
  • "New York Really Has The Blues" LP-1018 with Victoria Spivey, Dicey Ross Band, Washboard Doc, Sugar Blue, Brooklyn Slim (Paul Oscher) on Spivey Records 1976.

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