Bobby Patterson – 1972 – It’s Just A Matter Of Time

It took me years to find a NM copy of this excellent record. Rare and famous this 1972 disc from overlooked Texas soul man Patterson has a bit of everything, gliding freely between easy soul (“Recipe for Peace”) and down-home funk.

One of our favourite soul LPs including “i get my groove from you“, like a killer soul ballad.
Check out “How Do You Spell Love” though, a cool, mid-tempo groover. Then there’s “Right On Jody“, another , funky soul cut. And then there’s “This Whole Funky World Is a Ghetto” – which isn’t quite as nice as it sounds but vaguely lives up to its potential.

This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original Paula Recors with covers

A1. If You Took a Survey 2.40
A2. I Get My Groove from You 3.25
A3. Make Sure You Can Handle It 2.45
A4. Everything Good to You (Don’t Have to Be Good for You) 2.56
A5. How Do You Spell Love 2.25
A6. Recipe for Peace 3.20
B1. Quiet! Do Not Disturb 2.00
B2. She Don’t Have to See You (To See Through You) 3.25
B3. Right on Jody 3.05
B4. I Just Love You Because I Wanted To 2.25
B5. One Ounce of Prevention 3.00
B6. This While Funky World Is a Ghetto 3.45

Bobby Patterson is similar to many other Dallas-based blues musicians, he is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who continued the soul-blues tradition of people like Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett.

However, unlike some of these other singers, Patterson has worked in all aspects of the blues record business. Patterson is a songwriter, a producer, a promotion man, and a label owner.

In 1957, one of the talent contests led to a trip 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. The single wasn’t terribly successful, but it convinced the label’s owner, John Abnak, to start a soul division, called Jetstar Records. Patterson recorded for Jetstar for the next six years, becoming a songwriter, producer and promotion man in the process.

Bobby’s regional hits, all self-penned, on the Jetstar label included ‘Let Them Talk’ (also popularized by Little Willie John) and, with his Mustangs, ‘I’m Leroy, I’ll Take Her,’ ‘Broadway Ain’t Funky No More,’ ‘T.C.B. Or T.Y.A.,’ ‘My Thing Is Your Thing,’ ‘The Good Old Days’ and ‘I’m In Love With You.’

In 1969, after a string of regional hits, Abnak Records folded and Patterson recorded his own self-produced album. Shortly after that, he quit recording under his own name to produce and promote records made by other artists.

As a producer, Patterson has worked with Fontella Bass, Chuck Jackson, Ted Taylor, Shay Holiday, Roscoe Robinson, The Montclairs, Tommie Young and Little Johnny Taylor.

Patterson’s songs have been recorded by Albert King (‘That’s What The Blues Is All About’) and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, who recorded and had success with his ‘How Do You Spell Love?’.

More recently, Patterson has been back on the comeback trail, recording and releasing an album, ‘Second Coming’, in 1996 on his own Dallas-based Proud Records.


Conversation for album: Bobby Patterson – 1972 – It’s Just A Matter Of Time

  • Regina
    Posted at 17:26h, 05 May 2008 Reply

    Nikos, This is absolutely brilliant!
    thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  • pavlos
    Posted at 18:49h, 05 May 2008 Reply

    dear niko your website is very good you have a very good funky collection congratulations and thank you for sharing

  • Lafayette
    Posted at 21:21h, 05 May 2008 Reply

    Great post, Nik! Actually haven’t heard this one…looking forward be blown away! Thank you! :¬)

  • cafecafecafe
    Posted at 22:35h, 05 May 2008 Reply

    I know it and you do great quality. It’s a good one. I love especially i get my groove from you. Thanks.

  • Messiah
    Posted at 23:22h, 05 May 2008 Reply

    I can’t wait to hear this one. Thanks for sharing

  • robert
    Posted at 00:26h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    cool record, thanks for posting it!

  • beats2go00
    Posted at 00:31h, 06 May 2008 Reply


  • Ellis
    Posted at 03:09h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you for posting. Glad to see you back.

  • soulbrotha
    Posted at 03:37h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Looks juicy, Nik! Can’t wait to hear it! 🙂

  • Zeon
    Posted at 04:50h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Though never heard of this, i really like it very much. Great rip too.

  • luigi
    Posted at 06:21h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Great share nikos. ciao, Rome.

  • Mr.Fean
    Posted at 16:29h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Fantastic record! You have a great collection here.

  • Pierre
    Posted at 16:40h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Je voudrais te remercier pour tout ce que tu fais ici.

  • PeaceMan
    Posted at 18:50h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    Recipe for peace is the strongest track on the lp, thank you for sharing

  • Roat
    Posted at 19:23h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    This album is pure gold. Congratulations for all you do, man.

  • Soul is the Music
    Posted at 04:35h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    you’ve really made my day so, much better! Another one of your damn good rare Lp’s, nikos!

  • BKid
    Posted at 04:41h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    I love discovering music I’ve never heard before. This blog is a goldmine.

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 06:23h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you for this!

  • jahcisco
    Posted at 07:57h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    Nice to have you back. Thanks for the share.

  • Zezette
    Posted at 09:35h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    Great album; tks, merci !

  • Winks
    Posted at 11:03h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    If there ever was a blog heaven this is it!

  • Doris
    Posted at 15:43h, 07 May 2008 Reply

    What a wonderful album. Your work is fabulous.

  • carlos
    Posted at 12:08h, 08 May 2008 Reply

    Absolutely great share.Thank you again.Great work

  • manny
    Posted at 03:57h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    excellent blog, glad i’ve found it… and thanks for sharing

  • hooch
    Posted at 15:32h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    First Rate – Thank You!

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 17:25h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    New to me. Thank you!

  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 19:30h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • E-mile
    Posted at 18:46h, 12 May 2008 Reply

    hi nikos, really loved this one! sounded great, sure I’m gonna post that last song in another all-ghetto post sometime over at my little baby-blog! Thank you.
    peace, E-mile

  • mulatt
    Posted at 23:21h, 12 May 2008 Reply

    another good rarity,thanks

  • Roy
    Posted at 06:26h, 13 May 2008 Reply

    Wonderful album man. Very good stuff you got here.

  • Rich
    Posted at 13:15h, 15 May 2008 Reply

    Never heard of this guy but if u posted it then it must be good. thanx nikos

  • cob
    Posted at 02:30h, 16 May 2008 Reply


  • Jock
    Posted at 08:30h, 26 May 2008 Reply

    Once again thanks.

  • jean
    Posted at 04:56h, 30 October 2008 Reply

    pure dope… i like that…thank u for the transmission of knowledge….a good soul brotha

  • jean
    Posted at 04:56h, 30 October 2008 Reply

    u are…

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:03h, 12 January 2009 Reply

    Thanks you a lot…once more 🙂

  • fribb
    Posted at 13:41h, 18 March 2010 Reply

    gracias – southern soul sounds are great

  • Hamburg City
    Posted at 16:19h, 30 January 2013 Reply

    Sympathic cover. Lokking forward to hearing this one that I have never seen before in a recordstore or on record shows…

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