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Bobby Patterson

Patterson formed a band called the Royal Rockers in his teenage years. They who won talent contests in and around Dallas and in 1957 as winners they were ushered to California to track a single for Liberty Records, which was never released. Patterson then went on to nearby Arlington College, where one of his classmates was the son of a local record company owner. In 1962, Patterson recorded "You Just Got to Understand" for Abnak Records. Label owner John Abnak started a soul division called Jetstar Records. Patterson recorded for Jetstar for the next six years with some regional hits like "Let Them Talk", "Broadway Ain't Funky No More" and "T.C.B. or T.Y.A.".

In 1969 "T.C.B. or T.Y.A." (
"Take care of business or tear your...turn yourself around") became a national hit reaching #36 on Billboard's Hot R & B Songs chart. Abnak Records folded and Patterson released an album on Paula Records in 1972 ("It's Just A Matter Of Time"). Then in 1976 Patterson strangely recorded as "Bobby Story"  for his "The Storyteller" LP on his own label, Proud. That same year but not on the album came the single "If He Hadn't Slipped And Got Caught" was released by Contempo and managed a #60 placing on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart. Later in 1977 "Right Place Wrong Time", which did first appear on "The Storyteller" was re-issued/distributed by All Platinum and climbed to #68 on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart.

In 1995, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy gave Patterson's visibility a boost, recording his song "She Don't Have to See You (To See Through You)," on "Down by the Old Mainstream", an album from his side project Golden Smog. In 1996 Patterson hit the comeback trail as an artist, recording and releasing an album, "Second Coming", which was picked up for distribution by Ichiban 1997. Another album, "I'd Rather Eat Soup" appeared in 1998 on Mardi Gras Records' Big Bidness side label. For the next 14 years a host of "best of" compilations of his 60s and 70s material was released before Patterson made one more comeback in 2012 with the self-released "Back Out Here Again". In 2014, Patterson and Ernst struck a deal with Omnivore Recordings to release the album, and "I Got More Soul!" arrived in July 2014.

Album Discography

"It's Just A Matter Of Time" (Paula 1972)

If You Took A Survey
I Get My Groove From You
Make Sure You Can Handle It
Everything Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good For You)
How Do You Spell Love
Recipe For Peace
Quiet! Do Not Disturb
She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)
Right On Jody
I Just Loved You Because I Wanted To
One Ounce Of Prevention
This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto

Bobby Story "The Storyteller" (Proud 1976)

A1 Brick Layer
A2 Right Place / Wrong Time
A3 Let's Do Something Different
A4 I've Got To Forget You
B1 I Got A Suspicion
B2 I Feel Asleep (One Time Too Many)
B3 If Every Man Had A Woman Like You
B4 Charity Begins At Home
B5 I'll Take Care Of You

"Taking Care Of Business" (Kent 1991)  

1 Till You Give In 1:56
2 You Just Got To Understand 2:08
3 What's Your Problem Baby 2:01
4 If I Didn't Have You 2:18
5 Long Ago 2:48
6 Soul Is Our Music 2:27
7 Let Them Talk 3:26
8 Sock Some Lovin' At Me 2:45
9 I'm Leroy, I'll Take Her 2:26
10 Broadway Ain't Funky No More 2:55
11 I Met My Match 2:35
12 Don't Be So Mean 2:12
13 The Good Ol Days 2:29
14 Busy, Busy Bee 2:04
15 Sweet Taste Of Love 3:10
16 T.C.B. Or T.Y.A. 2:44
17 What A Wonderful Night For Love 2:28
18 My Thing Is Your Thing 3:07
19 Keeping It In The Family 2:36
20 My Baby's Coming Back To Me 2:40
21 Guess Who 2:37
22 The Knock Out Power Of Love 2:39
23 The Trial Of Mary McGuire 2:58
24 If A Man Ever Loved A Woman (Baby I Love You) 2:14
25 You Taught Me How To Love 2:34
26 I'm In Love With You 2:39
27 Married Lady 3:26
28 If I Didn't Know Better 2:41
29 Who Wants To Fall In Love 2:44

"I Get My Groove From You" (Charly 1996)  

1 I Get My Groove From You 3:25
2 Make Sure You Can Handle It 2:48
3 If You Took A Survey 2:43
4 Everything Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good To You) 3:02
5 How Do You Spell Love? 2:24
6 Recipe For Peace 3:24
7 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You) 3:30
8 Right On Jody 3:11
9 Quiet! Do Not Disturb 2:06
10 I Just Love You Because I Wanted To 2:29
11 One Ounce Of Prevention 3:04
12 This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto 3:45
13 What Goes Around Comes Around 2:50
14 It Takes Two To Do Wrong 2:07
15 Take Time To Know The Truth 3:41
16 I'm In The Wrong 4:33
17 If Love Can't Do It (It Can't Be Done) 2:57
18 I Got A Suspicion 4:05
19 Right Place, Wrong Time 3:34
20 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You) (Alternate Mix) 3:25

"Second Coming" (Proud 1996/Ichiban 1997)  

1 If He's Getting The Thrills
2 Even A Dog
3 Break A Day
4 All We Have In Common
5 You Can't Steal Something
6 Right Place/Wrong Time
7 Keep Your Hands To Yourself
8 I'll Take Care Of You
9 I've Just Got To Forget You
10 Fingers Do The Walking

"The Storyteller" (Goodtime 1998)

1 Bricklayer
2 Right Place, Wrong Time
3 Let's Do Something Different
4 I Just Got To Forget You
5 I Got A Suspicion
6 I Fell Asleep (One Time Too Many)
7 If Every Man Had A Woman Like You
8 Charity Begins At Home
9 I'll Take Care Of You
10 I Got To Get Over
11 I Can Help You Get Even With Him
12 By The Tail (With A Downhill Pull)
13 It's Got To Be Mellow
14 Yellow Pages
15 I Can't Let You Go
16 People See Us As We Are

"I'd Rather Eat Soup" (Big Bidness 1998)

1. I'd Rather Eat Soup
2. Drink from Your Own Well
3. Talk Show Blues
4. When the Licking Stops
5. This Time
6. Charity Begins at Home
7. Money Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
8. My Weakness Is You
9. It Ain't All About the Sex
10. I'm Going Out Tonight
11. Grandma's Hands [A.K.A. Mama's Hands]
12. Drink from Your Well [Club Mix]

"How Do You Spell Love? (The Paula Recordings 1971-73)"  (Westside 2001)

1 I'm In The Wrong
2 Right On Jody
3 I Get My Groove From You (Album Mix)
4 Take Time To Know The Truth
5 If Love Can't Do It (It Can't Be Done)
6 It Takes Two To Do Wrong
7 Make Sure You Can Handle It
8 Everything Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good For You)
9 How Do You Spell Love?
10 Recipe For Peace
11 Quiet! Do Not Disturb
12 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You) (Album Mix)
13 If You Took A Survey
14 I Just Loved You Because I Wanted To
15 What Goes Around Comes Around
16 One Ounce Of Prevention
17 This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto
18 I Get My Groove From You (Single Mix)
19 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You) (Single Mix)

"Soul is My Music - The Best Of"  (Sundazed 2003)

Disc 1:
1. Then You'll Know*
2. Rainin' In My Heart*
3. I'm A Slave To You*
4. Nobody But You*
5. You Just Got To Understand
6. Till You Give In
7. If I Didn?t Have You
8. What?s Your Problem Baby
9. Long Ago
10. Let Them Talk
11. Soul Is Our Music
12. I?m Leroy ? I?ll Take Her
13. Sock Some Lovin? At Me
14. Broadway Ain?t Funky No More
15. I Met My Match
16. The Good Ol? Days
17. Don?t Be So Mean
18. Sweet Taste Of Lovin'
19. Busy, Busy Bee
20. Trial Of Mary Maguire (first version)*

DISC 2:
1. T.C.B. Or T.Y.A.
2. What A Wonderful Night For Love
3. My Thing Is Your Thing (Come Get It)
4. Keeping It In The Family
5. My Baby?s Coming Back To Me
6. Guess Who
7. Trial Of Mary Maguire
8. The Knock Out Power Of Love
9. If a Man Ever Loved a Woman (Baby I Love You)
10. You Taught Me How To Love
11. I?m In Love With You
12. Married Lady
13. If I Didn't Know Better*
14. I Do*
15. Mama's Got A New Bag Too*
16. You Can Tell I'm In Love*
17. Till You Give In*
18. Busy, Busy Bee (alternate take)*
19. How Funky Can You Get (by the Mustangs)
20. Turn Back The Hands Of Time (by the Mustangs)

*previously unissued

"Soul Of A Man"  (Fuel 2000 2005)

1 Right On Jody
2 If You Took A Survey
3 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)
4 How Do You Spell Love?
5 Take Time To Know The Truth
6 It Takes Two To Do Wrong
7 I Get My Groove From You
8 What Goes Around Comes Around
9 I'm In The Wrong
10 If Love Can't Do It (It Can't Be Done)
11 Everything Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good For You)
12 Quiet! Do Not Disturb
13 Recipe For Peace
14 Make Sure You Can Handle It
15 I Just Loved You Because I Wanted To
16 One Ounce For Prevention
17 This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto
18 I Get My Groove From You
19 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)

"Texas Soulman Extraordinaire" (Harmless 2012)

1 This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto
2 If You Took A Survey
3 It Takes Two To Do Wrong
4 How Do You Spell Love
5 Right On Jody
6 Quiet! Do Not Disturb
7 I Just Loved You Because I Wanted To
8 Make Sure You Can Handle It
9 What Goes Around Comes Around
10 If Love Can't Do It (It Can't Be Done)
11 Everything Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good For You)
12 I Get My Groove From You
13 Recipe For Peace
14 I'm In The Wrong
15 One Ounce Of Prevention
16 Take Time To Know The Truth
17 She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)

"Back Out Here Again"  (Proud 2012)

1 Back Out Here Again 4:02
2 I Got Yo Hoochie 4:30
3 Empty Pockets 2:55
4 Big Thigh Cutie Pie (Radio Mix) 3:12
5 Nobody Knows Me Like My Baby 4:30
6 A Good Man 4:04
7 Plan B 5:14
8 How Do You Spell Love? 3:30
9 You Can't Take The Truth Out Of The Blues 4:34
10 Must Be The Hood In Me 5:20
11 Big Thigh Cutie Pie (Club Mix) 4:29

"I Got More Soul!"  (Omnivore 2014)

1 I Got More Soul
2 Your Love Belongs Under A Rock
3 Let Me Heal It
4 I Feel The Same Way
5 Can You Feel Me?
6 Poet
7 It's Hard To Get Back In
8 I Know How It Feels
9 Everybody's Got A Little Devil In Their Soul
10 The Entertainer, Pt. 1

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