- Audio CD (Aug. 16 1994)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Motown
- ASIN: B000001A7A
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, had their best years with the Motown subsidiary Gordy in the late 1960s, scoring three hit singles in 1968. The first turned out to be their best with Does Your Mama Know About Me? reaching # 4 R&B/# 29 pop in May b/w Fading Away. Later that fall I Am Your Man struggled to a # 40 R&B/# 85 pop b/w If You Love Her, and in December Malinda peaked at # 16 R&B/# 48 pop b/w It's Growing.
The sextet - consisting of Taylor on vocals, Robbie King on keyboard, Wes Henderson on bass, Ted Lewis on drums, and Edward Patterson and Tommy Chong [who would later team up with Richard Marin to form the comedy due Cheech & Chong] on guitar - was a racially mixed group whose fame, unlike most Motown congregations, was short-lived.
In 1975 Taylor, who would also be credited with discovering The Jackson 5, had a minor solo hit with Why Play Games [# 83 R&B] for the Playboy label. but that's not included here. What is nice about this CD is that it gives you all six sides of their three Gordy hits, although I doubt if too many will be ordering one at the used price indicated.