Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - Beginning April 17, 2003: Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers
Top of pageBottom of page   By Chancellor of Soul (63.78.189.114) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:38 pm:

Does Your Mama Know About Me
I Am Your Man
Malinda
If You Love Her
The LP !!!
Blows me away each time I listen to it !!!

Who on here on SD, feel the same way as me ???

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

Top of pageBottom of page   By mc5rules (148.61.97.30) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:58 pm:

Yeah, I loooooove that song.

I wish we'd hear more stuff like that from Tommy Chong. Not that I don't find his comedy stuff funny, but that earlier work is better than "Earache My Eye!"

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 06:35 pm:

"Malinda" is my fave..
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.38.132) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:50 pm:

Way back in the 20th century in the year 1968 at the Regal theater in Chicago when I was playing the Vibrations, on the show were Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. I loved Does your Momma..so much that I had their guitarist/singer write out the chord changes for me. He name..Tommy Chong who became a world famous comedian.
Also on this show were The Jackson Five and Johhny as they were called at the time.
I was sitting up in Bobby Taylor's dressing room shotin' the breeze and he said "hey Eli, I should tell Berry about those kids when I get back" The rest is history!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:53 pm:

And there you have it! Thanks bobby.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 09:04 pm:

Damn, Bobby...You're one scary dude!
Looking forward to seeing you & Vonnie next week.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 08:51 am:

BOBBY TAYLOR AND THE VANCOUVERS,ANOTHER ONE OF THE GREAT UNDERRATED GROUPS OF ALL TIME,I'M WITH YOU KEV,MALINDA IS ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS SMOKEY EVER WROTE.NOW SEE YOU GUYS ARE GONNA MAKE THE OLD PROSPECTOR DIG THAT SONG UP AND PLAY IT ABOUT TEN TIMES!WHERE'S MY MULE?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.41.249) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:49 am:

It amazes me that I was THERE in the midst of so many golden moments of musical history. Sometimes I feel like a hybrid of Edward R. Murrow and Forrest Gump!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:11 pm:

ELI,YOU'RE A LIVING TREASURE AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US.

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.143) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:32 pm:

I agree with Kevin, My fave Bobby Talor record is "Malinda" I have a live version from a Motortown Revue. I agree with R&B, Eli it is so cool that you are here with all of us soul music fans.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 12:37 pm:

Something I find fascinating about the Bobby
Taylor and the Vancouvers' album is that on half
the tracks it sounds as if it's the group playing
- not the Funks or other Motown session men.
It gives the album a very different feel to any
other Motown album and gives you an idea of what
they must've sounded like "live"

Bobby's "Taylor Made Soul" album is a neglected gem !

Top of pageBottom of page   By Clay (66.73.179.16) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 08:36 am:

Bobby T
Is one of the BEST singers to ever record with Motown.
I love Bobby T and when anyone on this forum speaks to Bobby ask him who's his dearest friend in Detroit? LOL. Bobby could have been one of Motowns biggest acts,but his walked to beat of a different drummer and would'nt take any crap from the people in charge so he paid a dear price by getting himself put on ICE. I had the opportunity to work with Bobby on a few things and the one that sticks out the most was the Beatles tune we did together called "Eleanor Rigby"
No one could have sang that song like Bobby. Peace

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.117) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 10:50 am:

I Liked everything Bobby and the Vancouvers ever did.
Off the top of my head how about
'Oh I've Been Blessed' for V.I.P. Records.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Chancellor of Soul (63.78.189.114) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 03:02 pm:

I don't if anybody saw Dateline last night
(2-17-03) on the story of Michael Jackson but
Bobby Taylor was interviewed in the beginning
of the segment. It was good to see him again.

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Major Bill (67.233.192.56) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:47 pm:

I wish I had caught the interview with Bobby Taylor.Bobby came from Columbus,Oh.Did he receive any financial reward for introducing the Jacksons to Motown? My favorite Bobby Taylor/Vancouver recordings were B-sides-and were great but obscure Smokey compositions,if I am correct:"It's Growing"(B-side of "Malinda",also a great side) and "Fading Away"(B-side of "Does Your Mamma Know About Me").Perhaps they did play their own instuments. Mr. Chong's guitar work was great ,but who did the Hammond Organ work. KEEP ROCKIN'-MAJOR BILL -OHIO


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