An American music producer and record label owner.
He produced the first album by "Big Brother and the Holding Company" (featuring Janis Joplin).
Shad supervised several major blues, pop, rock and R&B dates. Shad started his production career with Savoy Records in the '40s, producing jazz sessions for Charlie Parker and blues and R&B albums for National.
He also supervised pop dates by Patti Page and Vic Damone, R&B by The Platters and blues sessions by Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and many others.
Producer of "The Peppermint Twist".
Also worked with The Platters - Janis Joplin - Patti Page and so many others.
Bob Shad died in 1985 of a heart attack.