Bob Scobey's Frisco Band
Robert Alexander Scobey Jnr., 9 December 1916, Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA, d. 12 June 1963, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the 30s Scobey played trumpet in several dance bands, mostly in California where he grew up. In 1938, he began a long-lasting musical association with Lu Watters, which brought him to the forefront of the jazz revival movement. During the 50s, he led his own traditional band, which attained a level of popularity similar to those of Watters and Turk Murphy, another companion in the west coast dixieland revival. In the 60s Scobey ran his own club in Chicago and remained a popular figure at festivals of traditional jazz. A sound, if unspectacular, trumpet player, Scobeys great enthusiasm for his music rubbed off on the sidemen in any band of which he was a member.