Bobby Caldwell

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Bobby Caldwell

American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, despite a prolific musical output over his 30-year career, is still best known for his 1978 hit single [GUI]What You Won't Do for Love[GUI] add

Category: Music

Born in 1951.

Countries: United States (75%), (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Frank Sinatra, Phyllis Hyman, Tupac Shakur

Linked to: Back to School, EBay

 

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Bobby Caldwell was born in 1951 add something

 

"'Bobby Caldwell"' is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, despite a prolific musical output over his 30-year career, is still best known for his 1978 hit single "What You Won't Do for Love" add something


1986

He has both written and performed original songs for 1986's "Back to School" , 1988's "Mac & Me" , 1988's "Salsa" and its sequel add something


1988

Aside from a minor role in 1988's "Salsa", Caldwell portrayed Frank Sinatra from October 1999 to January 2000 in the Las Vegas stage musical "The Rat Pack is Back", garnering positive reviews add something


1989

In 1989 he contributed lead vocals to and co-produced "In the Name of Love," a track on saxophonist Richard Elliot's album "Take to the Skies add something

 

Songs penned by Caldwell but performed by others have appeared in films such as 1989's "Ghostbusters 2" and 1987's "Princess from the Moon" add something


1990

Another version is to notice from Ricky Peterson in the 1990s add something

 

Caldwell sold albums at a steady pace throughout the 1990s, producing 1991's "Stuck on You", recorded with a 60-piece orchestra, and 1993's "Where Is the Love", the latter having been recorded with musicians who had previously played with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with a 24-piece orchestra add something


1996

He later turned to singing nothing but big band standards and original, yet big band standard-like songs on 1996's "Blue Condition" and 1999's "Come Rain or Come Shine" add something


1998

Goldie covered it on his 1998 EP "Ring of Saturn" , In 2007 it was given a funky house makeover by Central Avenue featuring Simon Green add something

 

While the original song still receives frequent airplay today, it has been covered, re-made and sampled many times since 1978 add something


2002

Examples include 2002's "LakeBoat" and 2001's "S1m0ne" add something


2004

Phyllis Hyman for her Living All Alone album, Go West's version rose high in the adult contemporary charts, and Boyz II Men's version in 2004, Tupac Shakur's "Do for Love," which samples the lyric, attained a good deal of popularity add something


2005

In 2005, Caldwell released "Perfect Island Nights", his first album of mostly original studio material since 1993 add something


2007

Caldwell's 2007 release of live standards on his own label, Starmine Records add something


2012

New CD - HOUSE OF CARDS - Released Aug. 23, 2012 add something

 

Released on August 23, 2012 House of Cards, on Caldwell's Starmine Records label is an eclectic mix of all new Caldwell originals add something


2014

Released in 2014 - Bobby Caldwell is back with a brand new album of big band standards, which includes a new rendition of his own classic "What You Won't Do For Love" add something


2015

As of 2015, Bobby Caldwell is currently doing live performances add something