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Bobby Byrd

voc, bvoc, 1934-2007 US, Toccoa, Georgia
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Robert Howard Byrd

Bobby Howard Byrd (August 15, 1934 – September 12, 2007) was an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown. Byrd began his career in 1952 as member of the gospel group the Gospel Starlighters, who later changed their name to the Avons in 1953 and the Five Royals in 1954, before settling with the name the Flames in 1955 prior to Brown's joining the group; their agent later changed it to The Famous Flames. Byrd was the actual founder of The Flames and is credited with the discovery of James Brown. As group founder, and one of the longest-serving members of the group, Byrd was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame posthumo

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Tamborine
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming - Single Version on Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best Of Bobby Byrd by Bobby Byrd
I Know You Got Soul - Extended Version on Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best Of Bobby Byrd by Bobby Byrd
Since You Been Gone on Motherlode by James Brown
I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) on The Brownstone 45's Collection by Various Artists
Back from the Dead on The Legendary Henry Stone Presents Bobby Byrd Back from the Dead by Bobby Byrd
You're Welcome, Stop On By on James Brown's Original Funky Divas by Various Artists
Try It Again on Sayin' It and Doin' It by Bobby Byrd
Back From the Dead on Sayin' It and Doin' It by Bobby Byrd
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right - Live At The Apollo Theater/1972 on Get Down With James Brown: Live At The Apollo Vol. IV by James Brown
Keep on Doin' What You're Doin' on The Brownstone 45's Collection by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Help For My Brother (The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68)Bobby Byrd2017Compil.
Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming / Mama FeelgoodBobby Byrd / Lyn Collins2017Single
Soopastole Edits Vol. 6The J.B.'s & Bobby Byrd2017Single
Back From The DeadBobby Byrd2005Compil.
I Know You Got SoulBobby Byrd2003Album
The Original Soulciety 7" SessionsBobby Byrd2002Compil.
Live In The StufenbauBobby Byrd2002Album
I Know You Got Soul / I'm ComingBobby Byrd2001Album
I Know You Got Soul / I Need Help Parts 1&2Bobby Byrd2001Album
Funky MenJames Brown Featuring Bobby Byrd, The J.B.'s1997Compil.
Bobby Byrd Got Soul (The Best Of Bobby Byrd)Bobby Byrd1995Compil.
I'm On The Move / Don't Throw Your Love In A Garbage CanBobby Byrd & PFunk-Ness1993Album
On The Move (I Can't Get Enough)Bobby Byrd1993Album
Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm ComingBobby Byrd And Vicki Anderson1989Compil.
What Goes Around Comes AroundBobby Byrd1989Album
I Know You Got SoulBobby Byrd1988Album
Finally Getting PaidBobby Byrd & The J.B.'s All Stars1988Album
Real Good FeelingBobby Byrd1980Single
GasolineBobby Byrd1979Single
Here For The PartyBobby Byrd1977Single
Headquarters (Augusta, Ga.)Bobby Byrd1975Single
Back From The Dead / The Way To Get DownBobby Byrd1974Single
Signed, Sealed & Delivered / I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)Bobby Byrd1973Single
Try It Again / I'm On The MoveBobby Byrd1973Single
Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Let Me KnowBobby Byrd1972Single
Sayin' It And Doin' It Are Two Different ThingsBobby Byrd1972Single
Saying It And Doin' It Are Two Different Things / Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can / In The Land Of Milk And HoneyBobby Byrd / Vicki Anderson1972Single
Never Get Enough / My ConcertoBobby Byrd1972Single
If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It)Bobby Byrd1972Single
If You Don't Work You Can't Eat / You've Got To Change Your MindBobby Byrd1971Single
Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm ComingBobby Byrd1971Single
I Know You Got Soul / It's I Who Love You (Not Him Anymore)Bobby Byrd1971Single
It's I Who Loves You (Not Him Anymore) / I'm Not To BlameBobby Byrd1970Single
I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)Bobby Byrd1970Single
Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got To Feed)Bobby Byrd1970Single
I Need Help (Live On Stage)Bobby Byrd1970Album
Fight Against Drug AbuseJames Brown / Bobby Byrd1970Single
You've Got To Change Your Mind / I'll Lose My MindBobby Byrd & James Brown1968Single
Here Is My Everything / Loving YouBobby Byrd & Vicki Anderson1968Single
I Found Out / I'll Keep Pressing OnBobby Byrd1967Single
Funky Soul #1Bobby Byrd1967Single
Oh, What A Night / Lost In The Mood Of ChangesBobby Byrd1966Single
Let Me Know / Ain't No UseBobby Byrd1966Single
You're Gonna Need My Lovin' / Let Me KnowBobby Byrd1965Single
We Are In Love / No One Like My BabyBobby Byrd1965Single
Time Will Make A ChangeBobby Byrd1965Single
Baby Baby BabyAnna King & Bobby Byrd1964Single
I'm Just A Nobody (Parts I & II)Bobby Byrd1964Single
I've Got A Girl / I'm LonelyBobby Byrd1964Single
I Love You So / Write Me A LetterBobby Byrd1964Single
They Are Sayin' / I Found OutBobby Byrd1963Single
Baby Baby Baby / Make Up Your MindAnna King & Bobby ByrdSingle
I Found Out / It Won't Be This Way (Always)Bobby Byrd, The King PinsSingle
Soul - 8Joe Tex / Joe Simon / Bobby ByrdSingle
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