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Bobby Kline

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I have just purchased a 3-CD Northern Soul Box Set which features Bobby's SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME (1972). This set doesn't have any information of any of the artists featured. :yes: Any info on him?

Groovy set! :yes:

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Have no info on Bobby Kline, but I think you'll find "Say Something Nice To Me" is more likely to be from 1969 rather than 1972.

What I can say is that the single was released on the MB label, and has "Takin' Care of Business", a nice uptempo cut, on the flip side.

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Have no info on Bobby Kline, but I think you'll find "Say Something Nice To Me" is more likely to be from 1969 rather than 1972.

What I can say is that the single was released on the MB label, and has "Takin' Care of Business", a nice uptempo cut, on the flip side.

Dave...thanks for that info! I don't know why the notes said 1972...that really frustrates me! :angry:

Do you know if that's the only single?

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I have some info on him. He made one of the worst records of all time, Say Something Nice To Me.

So TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS is the better side? I kind of like SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME.

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So TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS is the better side? I kind of like SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME.

I haven't heard it, but no doubt it's terrible :thumbsup:

(You'll get used to my sense of humour, I just always hated that record from the first time I heard it)

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I haven't heard it, but no doubt it's terrible :thumbsup:

(You'll get used to my sense of humour, I just always hated that record from the first time I heard it)

:thumbsup: Ok! laugh.gif

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So TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS is the better side? I kind of like SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME.

Ignore misery guts, he has no taste at all, he once told me that Please Don't Go sounded like Andy Williams :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Guest Lady Maverick

taking care of business - bobby kline - mb

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Oh! You're wonderful! Thanks! :thumbsup:

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( ................I just always hated that record from the first time I heard it)

:yes: ............and I used to think you had quite good taste Pete... :thumbsup:wink.gif

Top, top, tune :thumbup:

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christ I can think of some worse records pedro.

I think bobby kline is tremendous. love the gals on backing vocals. nice plaintive lyrics too. all in all, a top drawer sound, whatever that means. :yes:

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christ I can think of some worse records pedro.

I think bobby kline is tremendous. love the gals on backing vocals. nice plaintive lyrics too. all in all, a top drawer sound, whatever that means. :thumbup:

Buzzing? :yes:

Used to like it been played to death and wouldn't care if i ever herd it out again really :thumbsup:

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has anyone mentioned hes..white...but a bloody good soul singer

say something nice to me ....one of me faves

Geeooooordie

I like Bobby's voice, especially on SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME...I haven't stopped playing it yet!

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Sorry, Pete, but there are some records in the history of Northern Soul that are beyond any critiscism whatsoever, and Bobby Kline is one of them.

I know you hate it but I've never met anyone else who does....

...mind you, I've always felt the same about Rita and the Tiaras.

Horses for courses...

TONE :yes:

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Sorry, Pete, but there are some records in the history of Northern Soul that are beyond any critiscism whatsoever, and Bobby Kline is one of them.

I know you hate it but I've never met anyone else who does....

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al though hate is a harsh word, i've just herd it out time and time again, blame DJ's with little imagenation for that one.

Why is it beyond any critiscism?

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al though hate is a harsh word, i've just herd it out time and time again, blame DJ's with little imagenation for that one.

Why is it beyond any critiscism?

It's not the record's fault that it's been overplayed, is it? There are plenty of other equally overplayed records in my own list of 'tunes that I'd rather never hear again', but that are still unquestionably brilliant records in themselves....

...tell me what's to criticise, beyond the play-safe attitude of far too many DJs, and I'll tell you whether you're right or not :wicked::unsure::elvis:

TONE

Edited by TONY ROUNCE

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I have some info on him. He made one of the worst records of all time, Say Something Nice To Me.

Excellent 'feel good' record for me Pete.

Keep playing it Maverick it's brill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wicked:thumbsup.gif

KTF.

Drew.

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Sorry Tone I just think it's a horrible record. I hate the flute intro, the first lines are a carbon vopy of Headline News (you can sing "read all about it" in the background) and the whole thing is just mediocre, including the singing and the twee backing vocalists.

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It's not the record's fault that it's been overplayed, is it? There are plenty of other equally overplayed records in my own list of 'tunes that I'd rather never hear again', but that are still unquestionably brilliant records in themselves....

...tell me what's to criticise, beyond the play-safe attitude of far too many DJs, and I'll tell you whether you're right or not :unsure::elvis::elvis:

TONE

No not the records fault...well maybe it is if i liked it that much i wouldn't get bored of it would I unsure.gif

Whos any one to say some one is right or wrong in their critisms of any records? its personal oppinions and weather you like the record or not surley, or is their some higher type god like person that has the final say :wicked:

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Get back on your sheep

Whats this Pete, I love my Barrrrrbara :wicked:lamsey.gif Dont knock it till you have tried it.

The Bobby Kline,record is very good sound It wouldnt do for us all to like the same and follow like sheep

Kev.

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The Bobby Kline,record is very good sound It wouldnt do for us all to like the same and follow like sheep

Kev.

And that's why it's ok for me not to like it, looks like I'm in a minority!

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Just To Add my twopennorth#

If anybody has a spare original in good playable

condition and they want to give it away please please please PM me and I will send you my address

many thanks in advance

Doug

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Just To Add my twopennorth#

If anybody has a spare original in good playable

condition and they want to give it away please please please PM me and I will send you my address

many thanks in advance

Doug

:huh::lol:

Doug if you decide that your like Pete S can i have next refusal please

Steve

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Whats this Pete, I love my Barrrrrbara :lol::huh: Dont knock it till you have tried it.

The Bobby Kline,record is very good sound It wouldnt do for us all to like the same and follow like sheep

Kev.

I do wonder if that is what did happen the other way round though ? Take an average ok record someone big's it up & everyone follows like sheep !

Mucho apologies & each to his own e.t.c, but i tend to agree with Pete S to an extent

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Posted (edited)

Was originally supposed to escape on Down East (same label as Justin) ...

BOBBY Rosengarden, VP of MB, was a famous jazz guy who worked with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Walter Wanderley, Tony Mottola, Astrud Gilberto, Cal Tjader, Charlie Byrd, Wes Montgomery & more.

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The record must have suffered distribution problems as many copies were pressed up with labels reversed. A small number of copies turned up in the 90’s so it was given the exposure it deserved being a decent, mellow mid-pace dancer. 

Turned out to be another Chicago flop in a sea of more commercially successful records, but that’s what makes it a little bit extra special for those of us who appreciate overlooked sounds.

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