Session 13 - Phillip Namanworth - The Boogie Woogie Mystic

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Phillip Namanworth began his music career singing with an a capella doo wop group, The Rondell’s, whose lead singer was Chuck Negron, later of Three Dog Night.

He has recorded and toured with Dave Von Ronk (Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters) Joseph Byrd (The American Metaphysical Circus), Elliott Randall (Rock and Roll City), Roberta Flack, Ry Cooder, and Kenny Vance among many others.

He was the piano player for the original Broadway productions of Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show.

He has recorded four CDs, has composed music for the first rock ballet, Caviar, and has written for movies, Off-Broadway Productions, children’s theater and television (including Sesame Street, Nickelodeon’s Rugrats). His songs have been recorded by George Benson, Melba Moore, Marilyn Sokol, Andrea Marcovicci and others.

Phillip has been a student of R. Simon Jacobson for twenty six years and has hosted a weekly Torah study group teaching Jewish mysticism for the past twenty five years.

Joshua Gootblatt