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Bob West

Seattle, Washington

Mar 27, 1942 – Jul 31, 2016


Friday, March 27th 1942
Sunday, July 31st 2016
University of Washington


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Bleitz Funeral Home Obituary

Jay Robert (Bob, Jay) West ? longtime traditional jazz and blues musician, radio show host, and record producer ? died on July 31 of cancer. He was 74. Respected by musicians and collectors the world over for his field recordings and interviews, Bob was Seattle's premier archivist of country...

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His musical appreciation was amazing. And he had an opinion on many things--always interesting! Bob was a great neighbor, helpful and observant. We miss him.

Bob thank you for your generosity and warm smile all those years. You were a wonderful neighbor.

I will never forget dancing with Bob at one of the taverns in Ballard-- he suddenly got down on the floor and did some wild dancing-- all I could do was stand there and laugh-- he had a terrific sense of humor and sure loved music
Dixie Pintler

Bob was a great guy and a true music fanatic! He will be missed at all the trad jazz shows.

The Eastlake Community Council offers its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Bob West. He contributed so much to community and culture in our neighborhood and throughout Seattle. There will not soon be another like him.

ECC President

Thank you for friendship Bob! Lots of great music on that old house boat!

Please do not forget me....Bonnie McCoy