|By CORNBREAD (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:57 pm:|
He had a single on Capitol 4961 (1963) "Goodbye my lover goodbye" / "Crazy 'bout my baby".
Prod.: by Bert Keyes.
Anyone care to shed some light on Robert Mosley ?
|By Pogo (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:06 am:|
All I've got are 2 other songs by Robert on the Coed label, both recorded in 1960 -
Coed 524 - "Just A Little More"
Coed 528 - "Crazy Moonlight"
He also recorded with Maymie Roberts under the name Mayme & Robert -
Glory 260 - "Parting Tears"
MGM 12702 - "Sweet Lips"
Roulette 4347 - "That's When"
I heard "Goodbye My Lover Goodbye" recently on a NPR radio program. Hadn't heard it since 1963. What a fantastic jam it is!
|By CORNBREAD (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:54 am:|
Hey Pogo: Much thanks. Didn't know he had so many releases.
I wonder where is this dude ?
|By Pogo (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:13 am:|
Now you've got me interested. Found references to him as a backup artist on a Solomom Burke CD. Also an out of print CD "Black Christmas" where he is one of the featured artists. Don't know if he's still alive but will be checking into it.
Have you dug "Goodbye My Lover"? Where did you hear it?
|By Davie Gordon (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:32 pm:|
He was also a prolific writer and producer -
he worked with Robert Bateman among others.
If you come across the credit "RHM Productions"
( the Jewels "Opportunity" for one) that's
He died about three or four years ago - from
a heart attack if I remember correctly.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:43 pm:|
He's actually been dead for almost twenty years.
When I played with Len Barry, we actually did Goodbye my love on some shows.
|By Randy Russi (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:45 pm:|
Moseley & Bateman also did some work with the
Shangri-Las...Red Bird label in the mid-60s.
|By Robb_K (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:49 pm:|
Davie and Randy:
The Mosely that wrote with Robert Bateman, Drake Hollan, J.J. Jackson and Sidney Barnes was always written as Ron or Ronald Mosley. So, I always assumed that Ronald Mosely and Robert Mosley were two different people. I'm still of that opinion, until someone can come up with some evidence that Robert also used the name Ronald. All the production goups Robert Mosley worked with in his released recordings seemed to have nothing to do with Gene Redd's, Robert Bateman's, Juggy Murray's or any of the people with which Ron Mosley's writing credits were involved. So, I tend to think they were two different people. I know Ron Mosley worked out of NY. I'm not sure where Robert Mosley
had his home base. It may have been NY, as he was on Coed Records, but it may not.
|By Davie Gordon (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:08 pm:|
Robb, you could well be right - I wrote that post
off the top of my head and could have confused them.
If I can find some time I'll maybe try sorting out
which one's which.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:11 pm:|
Ron and Robert were TWO different people.
Ron started out with the Fitones.
He later was national pro man at Buddah during the Sussex years.
He later worked in a7r at Columbia and managed several artists including octavia, whom I produced for the label.
Sadly, Ron also passed several years ago.
|By Randy Russi (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:43 pm:|
Oops!!...so sorry, but it WAS Ron not Robert!
|By CORNBREAD (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:36 pm:|
Hey pogo: I have had the Robert Mosley single for over twenty five years. "Goodbye my lover goodbye" was credited to Mosley-Swearingen-Simington.The flip "Crazy 'bout my baby" is credited to Robert Mosley.
Both sides were arranged and produced by Bert Keyes.
Lulu did a so-so version of "Goodbye my lover goodbye" on Atco. I seem to recall a version by Jimmy Hughes on Fame.
What I find catching in the Mosley version, is the special effects on the strings. This type of effects was used in a movie theme a few years after the Mosley version. I believe Francis Lai was the arranger on the movie theme but for the life of me I can't come up with the movie title.
|By Robb_K (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:47 pm:|
The Searchers also did a "British Invasion", 1964 version of "Goodbye, My Lover, Goodbye". As Capitol Records often picked up their R&B and soul from small, independents, I always wondered if Robert Mosley's record was first released on a local label. Although in the 41 years, I've never seen any reference to such a pressing. Sometimes, years later, someone finds an original DJ pressing on a local label in the original producer's garage. Has anyone heard if this record was pressed up on a local record, even if only 25 DJ copies?
|By Davie Gordon (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:24 am:|
Bobby, thanks for the clarification.
It must've been an obituary for Ron that I read
- one of those little snippets in Billboard.
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