Bobby Caldwell is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active in the music industry for over four decades. He was born on August 15, 1951, in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Miami, Florida.
Caldwell began his music career in the 1970s as a session musician and songwriter, working with artists such as Chicago and Boz Scaggs.
In 1978, he released his debut album, "What You Won't Do for Love," which included the hit title track and became a commercial success. The song has been covered by numerous artists and sampled in many hip-hop and R&B tracks.
Caldwell's subsequent albums, including "Cat in the Hat" and "August Moon," were also successful, and he continued to release new music throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
He has collaborated with many other artists over the years, including Brenda Russell and Vanessa Williams.
In addition to his work as a singer and songwriter, Caldwell has also contributed to film and television soundtracks.
His song "Open Your Eyes," from the album "Cat in the Hat," was featured in the Quentin Tarantino film "Reservoir Dogs," and he has also written music for the TV series "Miami Vice."
Despite facing challenges as a white artist in the predominantly African-American genres of R&B and soul, Caldwell has persevered and continued to produce high-quality music throughout his career.
He has earned critical acclaim and a loyal fan base, and his music continues to be loved by audiences around the world.