Bobby Patterson’s Southern soul album The Storyteller reissued for the first time





Mixing soul with upbeat funk and blues.

Singer, songwriter, and producer Bobby Patterson’s 1982 album The Storyteller is being reissued on vinyl, this February via Tidal Waves Music.

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Patterson first began performing age 10, and went to on to produce for the likes of Fontella Bass, Ted Taylor and The Montclairs, as well as working as a promoter for RUN-DMC.

Produced by Patterson himself, The Storyteller moves from the upbeat funk of opening track ‘Bricklay’, and the more relaxed rhythms of soul tune ‘Right Place / Wrong Time’, to Patterson’s smooth vocals in closing track ‘I’ll Take Care of You’.

Recorded under his Bobby Story alias between 1976 and 1977, The Storyteller was originally released on Patterson’s own Proud Records imprint in 1982.

The reissue follows Patterson’s 2014 album I Got More Soul!, released via Omnivore Recordings.

Head here for more info in advance of its 14th February release date, check out the tracklist and artwork below.


1. Bricklayer
2. Right Place / Wrong Time
3. Let’s Do Something Different
4. I’ve Got To Forget You
5. I Got A Suspicion
6. I Fell Asleep (One Time Too Many)
7. If Every Man Had A Woman Like You
8. Charity Begins At Home
9. I’ll Take Care Of You