Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

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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.
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Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Discography

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

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