Bobby Caldwell生于1951年，是个典型的美国歌手，同时也是兼写词、作曲、演唱，甚至是多种乐器演奏家为一体的多面手。1978年，以一曲"what you won't do for love"而名声鹤起，音乐风格偏向于jazz、soft rock和disco的混合体
by Jason Ankeny
Contemporary jazz singer/guitarist Bobby Caldwell was born August 15, 1951, in Manhattan, NY; his parents, Bob and Carolyn, were the hosts of the television variety show Suppertime and exposed the child to a wide variety of musical influences. Caldwell began studying piano and guitar at age 12; he initially pursued a career in rock & roll but was equally adept at playing jazz and R&B and at 17 took his band on the road to play the Las Vegas circuit. From there the group moved on to Los Angeles, but despite recording an album titled Kathmandu, Caldwell enjoyed little success and eventually returned to his parents home in Miami. There he began work on his 1978 breakthrough album What You Wont Do for Love, scoring a hit single with the title cut. Efforts including a 1979 self-titled LP, The Cat in the Hat, and Carry On followed, and although Caldwell enjoyed a strong following at home, he became a superstar in Japan. He shifted creative gears with 1996s Blue Condition, a collection of big band-era standards; the similarly themed Come Rain or Come Shine followed three years later.