I Got More Soul!
Release date: July 22, 2014
First new studio release in years from iconic Texas writer, producer and recording artist Bobby Patterson!
Bobby Patterson, whose body is 70 and whose voice still needs an ID to buy a drink, sounds today just like he did in the mid-1960s, when he was Dallas’ No. 1 soul brother.—Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News
Bobby Patterson’s life in music has had many facets. Whether as a DJ in Texas, a producer for artists like Fontella Bass and Little Johnny Taylor, a writer whose work has been covered by everyone from Albert King to The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Golden Smog, or as a recording artist—Bobby always brings the soul.
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present his latest release, not ironically titled I Got More Soul! Recorded in Austin, Texas, I Got More Soul!, well, has simply got more soul than any release you’ll hear this year, and is ready to take the R&B, blues and soul worlds by storm.
Filled with originals and a few choice covers—including Sly & The Family Stone’s “Poet,” originally released on 1971’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On—I Got More Soul! channels the past and brings it blazing into the future.
A name with major buzz at the 2014 SXSW festival, Bobby will be appearing at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer festival in August, on the same bill as Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and many more.
It’s time the world got more soul. It’s time for Bobby Patterson!
Zach Ernst, producer, the young man with old tastes, and Bobby, the old man with young tastes, wanted to make a record that “re-created Bobby’s classic stuff” without repeating it. Zach said, “I’ve never seen an R&B show, a more real deal, old school show, than just being on stage with Bobby, and I know the rest of the world needs to see that. All I wanted to do was set him up to be revered and witnessed by a much larger audience.” When you hear it, you’ll know why!—Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News
I Got More Soul Your Love Belongs Under A Rock Let Me Heal It I Feel The Same Way Can You Feel Me Poet It’s Hard To Get Back In I Know How It Feels Everybody’s Got A Little Devil In Their Soul The Entertainer Pt. 1