Bob Thiele (July 27, 1922 – January 30, 1996) was an American record producer who worked on numerous classic jazz albums and record labels. Bob Thiele was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York on July 27, 1922. He hosted a jazz radio show when he was 14. He also played clarinet and led a band in the New York area. At 17 he founded the Signature Records label and recorded many jazz greats, including Lester Young, Erroll Garner and, in 1943, Coleman Hawkins.
Thoroughly Modern by Bob Thiele and His New Happy Times Orchestra.
BOB THIELE is a progressive big band exotica music artist. Bob Thiele was a major voice in the music industry for nearly six decades. Something of a child prodigy, Thiele started hosting a jazz radio show when he was 14. As a teenager, he learned clarinet and led a big band locally in the New York area.
1967: Thoroughly Modern (ABC). Bob Thiele (1995) What a Wonderful World: A Lifetime of Recordings, Oxford University Press. Bob Thiele and George David Weiss; Illustrated by Tim Hopgood (2014) What a Wonderful World, Henry Holt and Company. see The New York Times, August 20, 2013, "Jane Harvey, 88, Jazz Singer With Long and Varied Career". Bob Thiele Los Angeles Times obituary. a b Bob Thiele New York Times obituary. taken from "This Is My Story", collected by Dik de Heer.
What a Wonderful World (Jean Karl Books). Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. What a Wonderful World: A Lifetime of Recordings. Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated.