Bob Jones Dead

The legendary Bob Jones has passed away. He died in hospital yesterday morning, after a short battle with cancer. Bob, sound engineer supreme, worked on countless UK Elvis and Rock 'n' Roll releases over the last 3 decades. He's famous for bringing life to the music of Elvis from the 50s. Some of his best known work was for the Essential Elvis albums. Besides RCA, Bob worked as a sound mastering engineer for many labels. His work for Bear Family is legendary.

Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Apr 14, 2009 
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japio (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2009report abuse
bob jones a great name in the music world. I have a two or three lp's of camden and he had written his name into the vinyl right next the label.he also worked for Bear Family. And did a awesome job to make a 3 track mix of some "binaural" versions from Jim Reeves (availble on a cd box Gentleman Jim) A great man is gone with love for music. So rest in peace
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2009report abuse
R.I.P. Bob... We'll miss you and your works.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2009report abuse
A real loss. He was the best in the business.
lamp light (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2009report abuse
Rest in peace bopping Bob and thank you for all the great work you did on the Elvis recordings you are truly a legend.
burton (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2009report abuse
Elvis is now Thanking "Boppin' " Bob for his Legendary work on his output. Can you imagine it up in the clouds, Elvis singing for God & Bob engineering the sound to make it sound heavenly & Angelic for him. WOW!
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2009report abuse
Bob Jones was the greatest sound engineer who ever worked on Elvis's recordings. The mastering he did on LPs like the early 'Essential' series and so many more was amazing. Shame he didn't continue to work on the Elvis releases in the 90s, but his work for companies like Bear Family, Ace and Rockstar was just as fantastic. The sound he achieved on Rockstar's Eddie Cochran CD 'Portrait Of A Legend' was just awesome. Long live Boppin' Bob Jones - the best sound engineer there's ever been.
Tiger-man-GB (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2009report abuse
R.I.P. Boppin' Bob, a legend in his own right.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2009report abuse
Bob was a great guy & a big Elvis fan. He hated "fake stereo" with a passion – I remember him seriously asking me if I could get all the "Created Stereo" LPs in the BBC record library destroyed (I worked for the Beeb for 30 years) & I had to explain that I probably would not be too popular if I tried to carry out his request. He had an awful lot of input into Elvis UK releases; he needed a flipside for "The Last Farewell" UK single in October 1984 & I suggested that "It's Easy for you" would be a challenge to his engineering skills. He was at CTS Wembly at the time, & working just with a two track already mixed-down master, ie without any access to the original session tapes, he was able to straighten out the appalling low level recording of Elvis' vocal at the start of the song. He was a supreme artiste with sound & all Elvis fans owe him a large debt. Rest in peace Bob. Bernard Roughton

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