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Bobby Thurston

Bobby Thurston, 1954, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Bobby originally sang backing vocals and played congas with the group Spectrum Ltd while at high school. Eventually he took over as lead singer while maintaining a job at the State Department. Performing one night he met producers Willie Lester and Ronnie Brown who took him to the Prelude label. You Got What It TakesMain Attraction Here Lester / Brown wrote and produced his debut album ‘You Got What It Takes,’ from which ‘Check Out The Groove’ was a UK Top 10 in 1980. The album contained Bobby’s version of Billy Stewarts classic ‘Sitting In The Park’. ‘The Main Attraction’ followed in 1981 and featured the popular ‘Very Last Drop’. Sweetest Piece Bobby moved on to Willie Lester and Ronnie Brown’s own label Mainline for one album, ‘Sweetest Piece Of The Pie’, including ‘Just Ask Me’ and ‘Treat Me The Same Way’, eventually released in the UK on the Hi Hut label in 1988. The album featured Al Johnson on keyboards and arrangements.



  1. Bobby ThurstonYou Got What It Takes (original), Prelude Records

Episode02 Disco

1. Carl Smith – Come Back Lover, Clarence Music Records
2. Bobby Thurston – You Got What It Takes (original), Prelude Records
3. Black Ivory – Mainline, Buddah Records
4. Dj Harvey – Love Is Everything, Black Cock Records
5. Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road (original mix), Instruments Of Rapture
6. Trussel – Love Injection, Elektra
7. Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight, Columbia
8. Fred Wesley – House Party,  Loft Classics
9.  B-Jam – Verry free, Smokecloud Records
10. War – Youngblood (cosmic boogie’s you don’t know me edit), Cosmic Boogie
11. the Nick Straker Band – A little bit of Jazz, Prelude Records
12. Touchdown – Ease your mind (Uk mix), Strut

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