Singer, songwriter and musician Bobby Caldwell has passed away at 71. Beginning his musical career as a teenager, he performed in Vegas as part of Katmandu, then as a guitarist in Little Richard’s band. In 1978 he released his self-titled debut album which features his most enduring and beloved song, “What You Won’t Do For Love.” Famously, his record label chose to keep his face off the cover, as R&B was typically thought of as Black music—leading to surprise when listeners found out he was white. Caldwell also wrote for other artists including Roberta Flack. Known for his soulful voice and flair for various genres, his smooth, sultry, horn-heavy tunes will continue to delight listeners.
Bobby Caldwell: What You Won’t Do For Love