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Bobby Lyle

p, key, *1944 US, Memphis, Tennessee
Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Robert S. Lyle

US jazz - soul jazz pianist - keyboardist. Born on 11.03.1944 in Memphis, Tennessee. Grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives in Houston, Texas. In the 60's he started playing keyboards in Young Holt Unlimited. He was to be a member of Jimi Hendrix's jazz rock group but Hendrix's death cancelled the project. Before Wayne Henderson brought him to Capitol he played with Sly & The Family Stone and Ronnie Laws' band. After three albums at Capitol the label closed down its jazz division. He returned to session work with George Benson. All through the 80's he toured with Bette Midler, Al Jarreau and Anita Baker. Through a session stint with Gerald Albright he was introduced to Sylvia Rhone, VP of Jazz and Urban music at Atlantic where he released six albums up till 1997.

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Electric piano
  • Clavinet
  • Organ
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Aruban Nights on The Power Of Touch by Bobby Lyle
Sweetest Taboo on Joyful by Bobby Lyle
Give Me Your Heart on Joyful by Bobby Lyle
Midnight on Joyful by Bobby Lyle
Poinciana on Hands On by Bobby Lyle
You And I on Joyful by Bobby Lyle
Feel Like Makin' Love (with Will Downing) on The Power Of Touch by Bobby Lyle
Exotic Love on Rhythm Stories by Bobby Lyle
3 Minute Samba on The Power Of Touch by Bobby Lyle
Rain Walkin on Joyful by Bobby Lyle

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Way I FeelBobby Lyle2013Album
Hands OnBobby Lyle2006Album
Straight and SmoothBobby Lyle2004Album
JoyfulBobby Lyle2002Album
The Power Of TouchBobby Lyle1997Album
SamplerBobby Lyle1996Album
Here We Go AgainBobby Lyle1994Single
Rhythm StoriesBobby Lyle1994Album
The Best Of Bobby LyleBobby Lyle1993Compil.
Spirit Song (Come Together)Bobby Lyle1992Single
Secret IslandBobby Lyle1992Album
PianomagicBobby Lyle1991Album
The JourneyBobby Lyle1990Album
TropicalBobby Lyle1989Album
Ivory DreamsBobby Lyle1989Album
Been So LongBobby Lyle1989Single
The L.A. Jazz QuintetL.A. Jazz Quintet - Phil Upchurch • Brandon Fields • Bobby Lyle • Brian Bromberg • Harvey Mason1986Album
Night FireBobby Lyle1979Album
Stop Running Away From LoveBobby Lyle1979Single
New WarriorBobby Lyle1978Album
Groove (Ain't No Doubt About It)Bobby Lyle1978Single
Magic RideBobby Lyle1977Single
Sweet Lucy / I'm So Glad (And I'm Thankful)Raul De Souza / Bobby Lyle1977Album
The GenieBobby Lyle1977Album
AndroidsBob Rockwell With Bobby Lyle1974Album
Bobby Lyle Plays Electone GX707Bobby Lyle1973Album
StruttinBobby LyleAlbum
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