first Top 20 hit was the
1965 breakout recording of "The 'In' Crowd," which
he followed with another Motown-style bounce hit,
"See You at the Go-Go"; But Dobie is best
remembered for his 1973 Top 5 hit, "Drift Away." The
follow up, "Loving Arms,” solidified his career as a
versatile artist at home in R&B, Pop, and Country.
pursued a concurrent acting career,
appearing on several
television shows and
spending two and a half years with the Los Angeles
production of Hair.
He has also
flourished as a songwriter, penning hits for Don
Williams, Charley Pride, George Jones, and John
Denver, among others.
The album Soul Days offers Dobie’s take on
R&B classics such as “When a Man Loves a Woman”, and
“People Get Ready”, as well new material written by
Gray and others.
many highlights on this album, standouts include:
A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, LOVE TO BURN,
and GOOD TIMES.