Chad J Country interviews Whispering Bob Harris – Stand By Me

Recently i was given the pleasure of interviewing one of the UK’s most notable Country figures.

The Godfather of Country music in the UK, the one and only 

Whispering Bob Harris.

Bob has recently undertaken a fantastic project, to help Grassroots artists who are suffering due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Gigs and release events have been cancelled promotions and merchandise has gone to waste and their income all but dried up.

Stand By Me - Bob Harris All stars

The project embarked on by Bob Harris is nothing short of a lifebelt to so many.

Coinciding with Bob’s 50th year in Broadcasting and the 60th anniversary of Stand By Me being released by the Ben E King.

Stand By Me is Bob’s favorite tune and he felt it was the only choice when decided to embark on this journey.

Recorded on Bob’s own record label, Under The Apple Tree, the single had a fully star-studded lineup also a host of Grassroots artists.

Be sure to support this brilliant project, or our grassroots artists may not be there for us after the Pandemic is gone and that would be a travesty.


Listen to my interview with Whispering Bob by clicking the record

Whispering Bob's All Stars - Stand By Me




Watch the video here

The star-studded charity single, “Stand By Me (2020)” for @HelpMusiciansUK is available to pre-order!





Contributing artists

In order of appearance:  
Jimmie Allen  
Rosanne Cash  
John Oates  
Keb’ Mo’  
Robert Vincent  
Kiki Dee  
Eric Brace  
Peter Frampton  
Demi Marriner  
Robbie Cavanagh  
Darius Rucker  
Beth Nielsen Chapman  
Mollie Marriott  
Leo Sayer  
Wildwood Kin  
Judie Tzuke  
Siobhan Maher-Kennedy  
Dan Bettridge  
Ward Thomas  
The Shires  
Jonny Morgan  
Laura Oakes  
Paul Rodgers  
P.P. Arnold  
Mandy Barnett  
Judith Owen  
Sam Palladio  
Elles Bailey  
Sam Outlaw  
Martyn Joseph  
Jamie Lawson  
Laura Cantrell  
Richard Thompson  
Catherine McGrath  
Kimmie Rhodes  
Marc Cohn  
Thea Gilmore  
Electric guitar:  
Gregor Philp  
Mark Knopfler  
Steve Cradock  
Gabriel Rhodes  
Duane Eddy  
Peter Frampton  
Acoustic guitar:  
Gregor Philp  
Jamie Lawson  
Nigel Stonier  
Keb’ Mo’  
Pedal steel guitar:  
C.J. Hillman  
Rick Wakeman  
Anna Corcoran  
Hammond organ:  
Nigel Stonier  
Leland Sklar  
Scott Warman  
Jeremy Stacey  
Pedro Segundo  
Amy Chalmers  
Georgina Leach  
Gabriella Swallow  
Caleb Elliott  
Bob Harris