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Ron Levy

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Origin  Boston, MA
Education  Oberlin College
Years active  1968–present
Associated acts  B.B. King
Genres  Blues, Funk, Jazz
Name  Ron Levy

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Birth name  Reuvin Zev ben Yehoshua Ha Levi
Born  May 29, 1951 (age 64) Brookline, MA (1951-05-29)
Occupation(s)  Blues piano and organist, composer
Role  Record Producer ·
Albums  VooDoo Boogaloo, Finding My Way, Haiku: Music & Meditation, Best Grooves & Jams, After Midnight Grooves
Similar People  Duke Robillard, Dr John, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Greg Piccolo, Champion Jack Dupree

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Ron Levy (born Reuvin Zev ben Yehoshua Ha Levi, May 29, 1951) is an American electric blues musician and composer.


Levy was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He primarily plays piano and organ. Levy grew up in Brookline, MA, and began playing the piano after seeing Ray Charles in concert at age 13. He later switched to playing a Hammond organ. After gaining experience playing in Boston nightclubs, Levy was hired by Albert King in 1968. After an eighteen-month association, Levy joined B. B. King's backing band. Throughout the years, Levy has performed and recorded with a wide range of blues, funk, and jazz musical groups, notably including Roomful of Blues (1983–87) and Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom (1988 - 2014).

After learning and refining his studio chops with Hammond Scott's Blacktop Records in New Orleans, Levy became the in-house record producer and co-founder, A&R for Rounder Records' Bullseye Blues record label, where he was nominated nine times for a Grammy Award as producer. He then recorded and produced 16 albums for his own label Cannonball Records from 1997 to 2000. He has since released numerous albums on his own imprint Records. Levy wrote in 2013 the book, Tales of A Road Dog - The Lowdown Along the Blues Highway (self-published by Today, he teaches, records, produces and performs with his Soul-Jazz-Blues Hammond organ based group, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom Trio.

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