In 1978 Bobby Caldwell recorded his self-titled debut album on Miami's notorious disco soul label TK Records. The album featured his only top 40 hit, his quiet storm classic What You Won't Do For Love. In an effort to ensure airplay of the R&B format album, the label intentionally portrayed Caldwell in Silhouette on the album cover and in promotions. In 1979, Billboard Magazine nominated Caldwell for best new black R&B artist of the year, he didn't win after they - and the rest of the world - discovered he isn't black. Caldwell has built a 35 year career on the popularity of this song, which has been sampled over 50 times, including by rapper 2Pac on 1997's Do For Love. Caldwell is hugely popular with legendary status in Japan, and he continues to tour the world performing. Check out this performance from 1998 in Washington DC's BET Studio's HERE.
3/17/2023 12:35:02 am
Outstanding musician his music is soulful and to the point....he will be missed.
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