Bobby Caldwell, singer and songwriter, dead at 71

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Bobby Caldwell is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active in the music industry since the 1970s. He is known for his soulful and smooth style, which incorporates elements of jazz, R&B, and pop. Some of his most popular songs include “What You Won’t Do for Love,” “My Flame,” and “Open Your Eyes.” Caldwell has released over 20 albums throughout his career and has collaborated with numerous other musicians and artists. He continues to tour and perform to this day.

He was 71.

“Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years,” Mary Caldwell’s statement, shared on his verified Twitter account, read in part.

She said Caldwell had been dealing with health issues for some time.

Caldwell’s hit song “What You Won’t Do For Love” hit the Billboard 100 charts after its release in 1978. Artists including Tupac Shakur, Common and John Legend have all sampled his music

Discography of bobby caldwell

  1. What You Won’t Do for Love (1978)
  2. Cat in the Hat (1980)
  3. Carry On (1982)
  4. August Moon (1983)
  5. Heart of Mine (1989)
  6. Stuck on You (1991)
  7. Soul Survivor (1995)
  8. Blue Condition (1996)
  9. Timeline: The Anthology, Pt. 1 (1998)
  10. Timeline: The Anthology, Pt. 2 (1998)
  11. Come Rain or Come Shine (1999)
  12. Perfect Island Nights (2005)
  13. House of Cards (2012)
  14. Cool Uncle (2015)
  15. After Dark (2018)

Awards and Recognition of bobby caldwell

  • Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for “What You Won’t Do for Love” (1979)
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for “What You Won’t Do for Love” (1979)
  • BMI Pop Music Award for “What You Won’t Do for Love” (1979)
  • Gold record certification for the album “What You Won’t Do for Love” (1979)
  • Gold record certification for the album “Cat in the Hat” (1980)
  • Gold record certification for the album “Carry On” (1982)
  • Gold record certification for the album “Heart of Mine” (1989)

Musical Style of bobby caldwell

Bobby Caldwell’s musical style can be described as a blend of various genres including R&B, soul, jazz, and pop. His music often features smooth, mellow vocals accompanied by jazz-influenced instrumentation, including saxophone and guitar solos. Caldwell’s early music was heavily influenced by the soul and R&B sounds of the 1960s and 1970s, while his later work has incorporated more contemporary pop and adult contemporary elements. Overall, Caldwell’s music is known for its catchy melodies, sophisticated arrangements, and heartfelt lyrics.

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