Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

American & Canadian soul group recording for Motown in the late 1960's, based in Vancouver, Canada. Bobby Taylor met Little Daddy And The Bachelors in San Francisco in the early 1960's. In Vancouver the band, after several name changes, received their break as Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers. Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson from Motown's The Supremes heard them singing in Vancouvers' Elegant Palace & notified Berry Gordy who brought them to Detroit to record. On Gordy Jrs' Gordy label they released one album, titled Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers (1968), from which the single "Does Your Mama Know About Me," peaked at #29. For a July, 1968 show at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers had a local family band, The Jackson 5, as their opening act. But their career never really took off, and the members went separate ways shortly after the album was released.

While recording at Motown Bobby Taylor handled the leads, while Tommy Chong and Wes Henderson played guitar. Eddie Patterson played bass and Ted Lewis sat behind the drums.

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Discography


GS 930 Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers* Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers (Album) Tamla Motown GS 930 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
CDMOTCLP 46 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Find My Way Back (Album) Motorcity Records CDMOTCLP 46 UK 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

G-7073 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers I Am Your Man (Single) Gordy G-7073 US 1968 Sell This Version
G 7069 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Does Your Mama Know About Me (Single) Gordy G 7069 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
GO 25.875 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers It's Growing / Malinda (Single) Gordy GO 25.875 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
MARE 82 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Do Unto Others (Single) Nightmare Records MARE 82 UK 1989 Sell This Version
COL 540 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Does Your Mama Know About Me? / I Am Your Man (Single) Motown COL 540 US Unknown Sell This Version