The Robert West Story
TJ Fowler

TJ Fowler & Band
  photograph courtesy of Jim Gallert

TJ's roots go way back to the forties when he led a jump blues band. He was a multi talented musician particularly on piano, trumpet and tenor saxophone.

He also owned the record label Puff, and a music publishing concern. In his spare time he also ran a landscaping business!

In 1964 he was leasing Puff material, by River Rouge group the Rivals, to West's Lupine label.

TJ recorded a fair number of solo discs throughout the fifties for such as Paradise, Nat and Sensation, but his latter recordings were for New York labels.

Notes thanks to David Meikle



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