Bobby Hutton – 1973 – Piece Of The Action
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Heavily In-Demand album featuring The Northern Soul stomper “Lend A Hand” plus other mid-tempo Soul Grooves.
A huge upbeat anthem from the early ’70s by Bobby Hutton, if you’ve ever been curious about Northern Soul, this would be a good place to start.
Come See (What’s Left Of Me) 1969 was the first thing heard of Bobby, then “Lend A Hand” was found on an LP, before it was established later as a 45 release due to interest on the 70’s Northern Scene – upon which Kev Roberts puts “Lend A Hand” at 46 on his Top 500.
A1 Lend A Hand 3:26
A2 It’s All Been Said Before 2:30
A3 Then I Found You 3:34
A4 Until I See You Again 3:09
A5 Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love 3:45
B1 I Love The Way You Make Me Feel 3:05
B2 Lead Me On 2:55
B3 There Ain’t No Man 2:55
B4 Can’t Stop Talking 2:30
B5 A Part Of Me 3:55
Bobby Hutton begain singing at the age of five with his actual professional career beginning in Detroit, Michigan after winning a talent show at the 20 Grand nightclub. This garnered an invitation to Motown where he learned quite a bit about writing songs. Bobby, then know as Harold, became a part of the Motown family.
He moved to Chicago and was hired by Chess Records taking Bobby McClure’s place, to sing with Fontella Bass, changing his name to Bobby, the first stop was The Apollo Theater in New York.
He then signed with Phillips Records recording “Come See What’s Left Of Me”, “More Today Than Yesterday”, “I Can’t Stand A Woman Two-timing Her Man” and “You’re My Whole Reason” written by Donnie Hathaway. It was this song that Bobby performed on the very first nationwide “Soultrain” Show in 1971.
Hutton later signed with ABC Dunhill where he recorded the Northern Soul Anthem “Lend A Hand”, the first number of this album “Piece Of The Action”.
Over the years, Bobby continued to perform. He released the album “Twenty Years Later” on 2005 and was nominated as the 2007 best male singer in the city of Chicago.