Enigmatic 70s and 80s Soul/Funk/R&B artist Bobby Barnes knew how to throw it down with his soulful, no-nonsense vocals and bluesy, Psychedelic infused guitar work. Bobby’s deep grasp of Blues, Soul and R&B helped form his strong, sophisticated approach. That versatility is evident across Bobby’s heartfelt ballads, smooth slow-jams and early 70s Funk anthems.
Bobby Barnes scored releases on the Discovery, Poor Man’s, Marvel International, Cross-Tone, and The Scam Sound record labels. Ultimately, the distinguished Mr. Barnes found his way to Fervor Records via Motown staff drummer, producer, and label exec Lawrence Carroll. The two met while performing at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. Immediately captivated by Barnes’ charismatic stage prowess, Carroll kept tabs on the singer and inked him to his newly formed Raina label, releasing several singles.
It’s an honor to continue to perpetuate the incredible musical legacy of Mr. Bobby Barnes.