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Bobby Hutton - Come See What's Left Of Me

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This is a legendary Northern Soul favourite which we re-recorded for our six disc marathon box set on DVD, "The Strange World Of Northern Soul". The original single, on Phillips, fetches a hundred pounds (two hundred bucks) every time one comes up for sale, and is much sought after. Bobby had two monster Northern smashes, the other being "Lend A Hand" on his later album on ABC from 1973, a massive favourite at Blackpool Mecca. Bobby Hutton is known for singing Smooth R&B, Jazz, and contemporary, pop, He also appreciates opera, country music, blues, etc. Bobby Hutton began singing at the age of five. His actual professional career began In Detroit, Michigan. He won a talent show At the 20 Grand club and was invited to Motown. While at Motown he had a chance to learn quite a bit about writing songs, and what they look for in songs. Believing the ideal a [hook] in a song actually started there. Bobby, then known as Harold Hutton, became a part of the Motown family. Who was there at the time? Marv Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Smokey and all the Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations, and he was there when Stevie Wonder auditioned for Motown singing a Jackie Wilson song. His reason for leaving Motown is a story as yet untold. While in Detroit Bobby was hanging out at Billy Davis's house ,Billy and Berry Gordy use to write together, they wrote songs for Jackie Wilson. Living in Billy's house was David Ruffin. David and Bobby developed a friendship. Practiced singing different vocal runs. After leaving Detroit, Bobby moved on to Chicago and signed with Chess Record company, never getting a release from Motown. At Chess he was hired to sing with Fontella Bass, he took Bobby McClure's place. Now it's Fontella Bass & Bobby Hutton and that's how he got the name Bobby. Their first job was at the world famous Apollo Theater New York City. Next he signed with Philips record co. recording songs like Come see what's left of me, More today than yesterday, I can't stand a woman two timing her man, You're my whole reason, written by Donnie Hathaway. That song was the song Bobby sang on the very first nation wide Soultrain show. Over thirty years ago, along with Gladys Knight and the Pips, Eddie Kendricks, and the Honey Cone. Later Bobby would sign with ABC Dunhill where he recorded the Northern Soul Anthem Lend a hand. Bobby Hutton still today makes his living just singing. For those years without a record deal singing in Hotels,Clubs,Casinos,and private functions have kept him busy. We filmed this video by the River Thames when Bobby was appearing in England at a Northern Soul Weekender in 1999.