MOTOWN REVUE featuring Bobby Taylor
Date: 01 Dec 2012
Bobby Taylor is a Motown recording star now based in Hong Kong. The Bobby Taylor Band plays the music of that era including his own hits, hits of friends, colleagues, and his teachers, covering all the major labels.
Bobby’s music career started at the age of 3 by his grandfather’s musical teachers and colleagues including many great artist such as Billy Holliday, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong, Miles Davies, Charlie Parker, Illinois Jaquet (tenor sax), Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole.
Bobby Taylor was responsible for discovering the Jackson 5 and produced their first 7 albums starting with “Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5”, then “ABC”. The third album was “The Third Album”.
Bobby then worked for Hugh Heffner at Playboy records and recorded with Hal David and Burt Bacharach. He continued toruing and his last major tour was with childhood friend Marvin Gaye.
In 2010, Bobby Taylor has made Hong Kong his home, where he is based at Skylark Lounge with his new band, playing soul, R&B, jazz and blues.