Bobby Wilson – 1975 – I’ll Be Your Rainbow
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Here’s another example of soul music’s one-album wonders. Bobby Wilson is yet another in a long list of genuine soul talents who recorded one outstanding, albeit commercially unsuccessful, album and then never released another record. Released on the Buddah label, which was home to many other fine soul recordings, in the mid-70s, I’ll Be Your Rainbow is a deep soul delight. The whole album flows beautifully and is stacked full of great songs, though if pushed to name highlights i’ll mention the dramatic opener “Deeper and Deeper” and “Don’t Shut Me Out“.
A rare real soul treasure.
A1 Deeper And Deeper 6:17
A2 Hey, Girl (Tell Me) 3:49
A3 Let Me (Put Love Back In Your Life) 2:24
A4 I’ll Be Your Rainbow 5:45
A5 Here Is Where The Love Is 2:59
B1 Don’t Shut Me Out 4:54
B2 You Make Me Feel Good All Over 3:10
B3 I’ll Take Good Care Of You 6:17
B4 All I Need (I’ve Got) 3:28
B5 When I Don’t See A Smile On Your Face 3:24
Classic 70’s Soul album from the Deep soulful voice of Bobby Wilson, recorded in 1975. ‘Deeper and Deeper’ is a killer orchestrated mid tempo 2 step soul track. This along with the Motown-esq dancer ‘Let Me (Put love Back In Your Life)’and the ballad ‘I’ll be Your Rainbow’ were recorded in Detroit with orchestration from Paul Riser. The Mid tempo ‘Here’s Where the Love is’ and ballad ‘You Make me feel good all over’ are from Philly and whilst modern dancer ‘All I need’ and great ballad ‘I’ll Take Good care of You’ were recorded at TK.
This is a great album throughout.
One of the landmark albums of 70s mellow soul! Bobby Wilson hasn’t left behind much of a recorded legacy, but he did come up with this godlike album that should be in any collection of classic soul. The record is a perfect blending of the styles of soul that were running through the east coast underground of the early 70s – with some elements of the burgeoning club scene on the more uptempo numbers, and a sweet warm vocal style on the album’s super-strong mellow cuts. Vernon Bullock arranged, produced, and wrote most of the songs with Bobby – and the record takes the best elements of Vernon’s own music, and pushes it to the next level.