Bobby Patterson – I Get My Groove From You (1996)

Bobby Patterson - I Get My Groove From You (1996)
Artist: Bobby Patterson
Album: I Get My Groove From You
Genre: Funk, Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 1996
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
I Get My Groove From You (3:26)
Make Sure You Can Handle It (2:49)
If You Took A Survey (2:43)
Everything Good To You (Don’t Have To Be Good For You) (3:03)
How Do You Spell Love? (2:25)
Recipe For Peace (3:24)
She Don’t Have To See You (To See Through You) (3:30)
Right On Jody (3:12)
Quiet! Do Not Disturb (2:07)
I Just Love You Because I Wanted To (2:30)
One Ounce Of Prevention (3:04)
This Whole Funky World Is A Ghetto (3:46)
What Goes Around Comes Around (2:51)
It Takes Two To Do Wrong (2:08)
Take Time To Know The Truth (3:42)
I’m In The Wrong (4:34)
If Love Can’t Do It (It Can’t Be Done) (2:58)
I Got A Suspicion (4:05)
Right Place, Wrong Time (3:35)
She Don’t Have To See You (To See Through You) (Alternate Mix) (3:25)


Bobby Patterson’s I Get My Groove From You is a gritty 20-track collection of the Texas soul singer’s ’70s recordings, 19 of them recorded between 1971-1973 for Paula, one (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) for All Platinum in 1977. He never had any hits, but Patterson’s low-down delivery and the backing band’s tough-as-nails sound deliver an enjoyable punch. He wrote most of the tunes here, focusing mainly on extracurricular affairs and their fallout. “Right On Jody” is an answer song to Johnnie Taylor’s “Jody Got Your Girl and Gone,” “One Ounce of Prevention” is a funky warning, and “Right Place, Wrong Time” is a surprisingly classic sounding track. Patterson’s style is a kind of cross between the folksy style of Joe Tex and the smooth Southern sound of Luther Ingram. That is a mighty fine cross to bear. Sundazed and Ace have focused on the man’s earlier recordings. If you dug those, you will find this set to be essential. Otherwise if you are a fan of early-’70s non-Philly soul, this is top-notch stuff.
Review by Tim Sendra