Bobby Taylor and
the Vancouvers Discography -
A Fast Fade
This Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers discography is on the dinky side. But there's much to enjoy about their music.
At Motown, smooth ballads with plush backups typified their recordings. Bobby Taylor's classic soul bent even led him to cut those kinds of tracks for the Jackson 5 before Berry Gordy turned the boys toward giddier pop-soul.
Onstage, the Vancouvers thrilled fans with rocking covers of other R&B/Motown oldies singers' hits. That style must have been legit--they did tolerate guitarist Jimi Hendrix for a short while!
Taylor could impersonate the likes of Marvin Gaye and Louis Armstrong. But his own gospel-influenced tenor was enough to carry his group's melodies across the few songs it recorded.
This discography presents a Vancouvers album and a solo Bobby Taylor work.
Bobby Taylor and
the Vancouvers Discography
Does Your Mama Know About Me (Feb. 27, 1968; a single by Baird/Chong)
Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers (1968)
1. Does Your Mama Know About Me (Baird/Chong)
2. So This is Love (Baird)
3. I Am Your Man (Ashford/Simpson)
4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Strong/Whitfield)
5. Malinda (Cleveland/Johnson/Robinson)
6. Fading Away (Moore/Robinson/Rogers)
7. You Gave Me Something (and Everything's Alright) (Garrett/Hamilton/Savoy/Toney)
8. It's Growing (Moore/Robinson)
9. One Girl (Baird)
10. Try a Little Tenderness (Campbell/Connelly/Woods)
11. Day by Day or Never (Gordy)
12. If You Love Her (Baird/Taylor)
Bobby Taylor Discography
Oh I've Been Bless'd/Blackmail (1969; single)
My Girl Has Gone/It Should Have Been Me Loving Her (1969; single)
Taylor Made Soul (1969)
1. Out in the Country (Harrison/Mathews/Matlock)
2. Oh I've Been Bless'd
3. How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone
4. My Girl Has Gone
5. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney)
6. I Just Can't Carry On
7. I Need to Belong to Someone
8. Don't Be Afraid
9. One Too Many Heartaches
10. It Should Have Been Me Loving Her
11. Little Miss Sweetness (Robinson)
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