Bob Andy

Real Name:
Keith Ainsley Anderson
Profile:
Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer (born 28 October 1944, Kingston, Jamaica – died 27 March 2020, Kingston, Jamaica). He began his career with the group The Blinders formed with his childhood friend Tyrone Evans. After some line-up changes including the integration of John Holt, The Blinders became The Paragons but Bob Andy left the group in 1965 and then recorded for Studio One as a solo artist in 1966 the smash hit “I’ve Got to Go Back Home”, a song which has become a much-loved anthem for Jamaicans and as a songwriter for artists like Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson or Marcia Griffiths. The couple formed with Griffiths got some success as Bob & Marcia.

In November 1987, Bob assumed the post of A&R and Promotions Director for Tuff Gong (the group of companies founded by Bob Marley). Rockers Magazine honoured Bob with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Kingston in 1989, as did the Canadian Reggae Music Awards in Toronto in 1991. In 1997 he was named as one of the music’s “Living Legends” at the Reggae/Soca Awards in Miami and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the 1999 Bob Marley Day Festival in Southern California. He received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Jamaica in 2003.
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Albums

Bob Andy - Bob Andy's Song Book album art Bob Andy Bob Andy's Song Book (Album) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - The Music Inside Me album art Bob Andy The Music Inside Me (Album) Jigsaw (3) Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Lots Of Love And I album art Bob Andy Lots Of Love And I (Album) High Note Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Friends album art Bob Andy Friends (Album) I-Anka UK 1983 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Freely album art Bob Andy Freely (Album) I-Anka UK 1988 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Bob Andy's Dub Book - As Revealed To Mad Professor album art Bob Andy Bob Andy's Dub Book - As Revealed To Mad Professor (Album) I-Anka UK 1989 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Hanging Tough album art Bob Andy Hanging Tough VP Records US 1997 Sell This Version
UM 255 Bob Andy - Reggae Land album art Bob Andy Reggae Land(CD, Album) Upstairs Records (6) UM 255 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay / Love And Pity album art Bob Andy / The Ethiopians Bob Andy / The Ethiopians - Crime Don't Pay / Love And Pity(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
10 / 11 Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay album art Bob Andy Crime Don't Pay(7", Single) Mu-Zik City Records 10 / 11 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - I've Got To Go Back Home  / Lay It On album art Bob Andy / The Mellowdians* Bob Andy / The Mellowdians* - I've Got To Go Back Home / Lay It On (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
R126 Bob Andy - Dun Dead A'ready  / Stay In My Lonely Arms album art The Etheopians* / Bob Andy The Etheopians* / Bob Andy - Dun Dead A'ready / Stay In My Lonely Arms(7") Rio (2) R126 UK 1967 Sell This Version
WI-3040 Bob Andy - I've Got To Go Back Home / Rudy Girl album art Bob Andy / Sonny Burke (3) Bob Andy / Sonny Burke (3) - I've Got To Go Back Home / Rudy Girl(7") Island Records WI-3040 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Bob Andy -  Experience / Let Them Say album art Bob Andy Experience / Let Them Say (Single) Supreme Records (10) Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Bob Andy - Falling In Love / The Way I Feel album art Rupie Edwards, Bob Andy Rupie Edwards, Bob Andy - Falling In Love / The Way I Feel(7", Single, W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - I Don’t Care album art Bob Andy & Tyrone Evans / Lascelles Perkins Bob Andy & Tyrone Evans / Lascelles Perkins - I Don’t Care Coxsone Records Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Desprate Lover album art Bob Andy Desprate Lover (Single) Supreme Records (10) Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Going Home / Straight Flush album art Bob Andy / Sound Dimensions* Bob Andy / Sound Dimensions* - Going Home / Straight Flush (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Games People Play album art Bob Andy Games People Play (Single) FRM Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
DB 1183 Bob Andy - The Way I Feel / Long Time Now album art Bob Andy / The Ethiopians Bob Andy / The Ethiopians - The Way I Feel / Long Time Now(7") Doctor Bird DB 1183 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BAM40 Bob Andy - Always Together / Desperate Lover album art Bob & Marcia / Bob Andy Bob & Marcia / Bob Andy - Always Together / Desperate Lover(7") Bamboo BAM40 UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Bob Andy - Love Is A Wonderful Wicked Thing / Never Miss  album art Rupie Edwards, Bob Andy & Tyrone* / Winston Wright Rupie Edwards, Bob Andy & Tyrone* / Winston Wright - Love Is A Wonderful Wicked Thing / Never Miss (7", Single) Success (2) none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - Peace Of Mine / Weep album art Bob Andy Peace Of Mine / Weep (Single) Harry J Records Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - You Don't Know album art Bob Andy You Don't Know Harry J Records Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Bob Andy - One Woman album art Bob Andy One Woman Trojan Records UK 1971 Sell This Version