Bobby Caldwell "what you won't do for love" C/D

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startrekman, Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:56 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic!

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:58 (nineteen years ago) link

With some misgivings. But still classic.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:58 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic. Always loved the outro and the way the final chorus sets it up.

Jeff Wright (JeffW1858), Thursday, 24 February 2005 05:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic, but it's the only track of his I have. Recommendations for others?

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 24 February 2005 10:27 (nineteen years ago) link

'Open Your Eyes' is one.
Roy Ayers' version of 'What You Wont…' hits the spot too

wtin, Thursday, 24 February 2005 13:34 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic! If it's the tune I'm thinking of, and I think it is.

I heard this track because it's become a really common quote to drop in the brass band scene and I wanted to track it down. What's up with Bobby Caldwell though? According to AMG he reps as a smooth-jazzer?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 24 February 2005 13:42 (nineteen years ago) link

This song gets played on a lot of "smooth jazz" stations (along with many other songs I don't think of as jazz to begin with).

RS, Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:05 (nineteen years ago) link

Is it true that he played almost all the instruments on this tune?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:06 (nineteen years ago) link

Absolutely classic.

ffirehorse, Friday, 25 February 2005 00:32 (nineteen years ago) link

hahaha --- I just searched the archives for mentions of this song, because I totally wanted to do a startrekman parody thread.

Turns out the man himself beat me to the punch! and this thread is from a week ago WTF? I guess I never knew the name of this song, but I've heard it a zillion times. Anyway, I just heard it on the smooth jazz station at the barbers while I was getting my hair did, and googled the lyrics. Top tune.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 4 March 2005 02:23 (nineteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it6oaXo3754

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn7h9SP-GcI

hot rite now, can't go wrong

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

i would v much appreciate it if a facebooker could throw up or send me the free d/l of that jessie ware btw

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

you can get on Jessie Ware's facebook page r|t|c. She is great

Number None, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not on fb though, sorry if i was unclear

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

i wasnt quite sold on ware str8 from the g8 - maybe felt a little too record industry to capture the true desired lisa stansfield realness - but my interest's piquing a little now definitely. love that cover anyway

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

Here ya go

http://www.mediafire.com/?ce2qe2czlskj608

Number None, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

I don't really like this, although Ricky Gonzalez is pretty legit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZpEP-2ewo

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

xp cheers big man, much obliged

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

there's a great reggae version of 'do for love' by wayne chin, not on youtube alas

r|t|c, Monday, 28 May 2012 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

So, heard this for the first time a few weeks ago, decided to look into his first two records, and uh...this dude has some pretty serious deep cuts everybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CmLdhcUtKM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6-eYpP1Xio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v2oZo0cKLY

Sounds like the fourth Duke of September

sheesh, Monday, 3 June 2013 08:32 (eleven years ago) link

^ That's an incredible three minutes right there, first time I heard the middle 8 in that one I just about shat myself. It's a shame I can't find any live material from his early period, wonder if he was strictly studio for awhile or what. Apparently he's pretty big in Japan.

sheesh, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 03:19 (eleven years ago) link

You Belong to Me has just the right amount of funk. Probably a good comparison for the new Daft Punk sound as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-QWe674v2Q

why pee on the beat (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 04:43 (eleven years ago) link

All his vocal cadence and melody work on You Promised Me is on another level. Floating seamlessly between a falsetto and a growl and touching everything off with the perfect amount of vibrato, goddam. Love when everything kicks in about a minute in with all those instruments dropping in and out of the mix. All the little drum fills too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hkun1Neq9I

I think I'm talking myself into putting Cat In The Hat on my personal classic albums list.

why pee on the beat (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 04:58 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

in my world, only you
make me do for love what I would not do

one year passes...

Junior Boys cover!
https://soundcloud.com/junior_boys/what-you-wont-do-for-love

jaymc, Friday, 28 August 2015 15:44 (eight years ago) link

Posted that before I actually listened to it, and ... it's okay.

jaymc, Friday, 28 August 2015 15:48 (eight years ago) link

when Jessie Ware did that cover i was excessively worried that all the kids would assume that she wrote it.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 28 August 2015 16:27 (eight years ago) link

I like Open Your Eyes much better, but it's a good tune

keep clams and jive on (man alive), Friday, 28 August 2015 16:39 (eight years ago) link

this song has had a bit of a renaissance in the last few years, started hearing it more often in dj mixes about 3 or 4 years ago, and there's been a few cover versions itt (that admittedly i didn't know about until now).

the bobby caldwell version is one of my favourite songs. my wife hates it tho ;_;

you too could be called a 'Star' by the Compliance Unit (jim in glasgow), Friday, 28 August 2015 16:45 (eight years ago) link

when Jessie Ware did that cover i was excessively worried that all the kids would assume that she wrote it.

Ha. Actually, I assumed it was a Go West original until 10 years ago.

jaymc, Friday, 28 August 2015 18:07 (eight years ago) link

Didn't see this version posted yet in this thread, unless it was one of the videos removed for copyright infringement. This has always been one of my favorite renditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvuxnAxmAiw

Chantilly Bass, Friday, 28 August 2015 20:23 (eight years ago) link

Always thought Goldie's cover was lovely as well:

http://youtu.be/gfkbRQIX3NQ

Tim F, Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:19 (eight years ago) link

this intro <3 <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ehpe7b4fX8

Spottie, Saturday, 29 August 2015 06:15 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

great song, although that snare reverb in the B section is so unnecessary and distracting.

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 14 October 2015 17:27 (eight years ago) link

wow awesome, pretty cool that this is a thing!

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 October 2015 18:12 (eight years ago) link

hmm

Kind of feel like it needs more chord changes

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:54 (eight years ago) link

Also do not like the name "Cool Uncle." But not bad, and need to give it a few more listens.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:54 (eight years ago) link

old Bobby Caldwell sounds awesome

The Reverend, Thursday, 15 October 2015 03:02 (eight years ago) link

I'm pretty sure there's just a little bit of autotune on his voice and it sounds weird me.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 15 October 2015 03:06 (eight years ago) link

pretty cool that this is a thing!

yeah i'm so surprised and impressed that this is a thing that it could probably sound like anything and i would love it

sheesh, Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:06 (eight years ago) link

anyway i love this, pretty much going to need the rest of this record all up in my earholes STAT, also who do i have to kill to find some live bobby caldwell from the early 80's

sheesh, Friday, 16 October 2015 08:11 (eight years ago) link

I'm already getting a Random Access Memories feeling from this -- neat juxtaposition of an older artist I like with nu-sounds, but ultimately falling a little short.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Friday, 16 October 2015 14:13 (eight years ago) link

rad

welltris (crüt), Friday, 30 October 2015 12:20 (eight years ago) link

so here for this. i wish deniece williams was on the whole record.

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 October 2015 14:32 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Going though this now. first half is good so far.

I know when that Ott line zings (Spottie), Friday, 13 November 2015 16:57 (eight years ago) link

aw this album is so nice

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Friday, 13 November 2015 21:53 (eight years ago) link

the outro!

I know when that Ott line zings (Spottie), Friday, 13 November 2015 22:03 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

i would like to reiterate that this album is nice as hell

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 16:00 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

RIP :(

Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years. He had been "FLOXED," it took his health over the last 6 years and 2 months. Rest with God, my Love. -Mary Caldwell

— Bobby Caldwell (@bobbycaldwell) March 15, 2023

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 17:27 (one year ago) link

rip cool uncle

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 17:31 (one year ago) link

oh no!

four square ups... no punches thrown (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 18:17 (one year ago) link

RIP Bobby Caldwell pic.twitter.com/KxDGGxeevU

— Tristan (@AyoTristan) March 15, 2023

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 21:18 (one year ago) link

RIP to one of the coolest cats to ever wear a hat

J. Sam, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 21:37 (one year ago) link

definitely have a soft spot for those first two albums, which i consider at least personal classics. rest in peace.

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 21:57 (one year ago) link

also for anyone else who didn't know what it meant, i looked into what being "floxed" is and... man, big sigh. i'm grateful he was in such a loving place when he passed.

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 22:03 (one year ago) link

I have deep love for Open Your Eyes

This is also good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_F96djFkYs

RIP Bobby

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 16 March 2023 02:13 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Strangely I always thought the sample Common used on "The Light" was a Stevie Wonder song. Now I see it's Bobby Caldwell's "Open Your Eyes." This song is pretty much perfect.

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 November 2023 17:08 (eight months ago) link


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