Saturday, January 9, 2010

lobo albums

Roland Kent Lavoie, better known by
the stage name Lobo (born July 31, 1943),
is an American singer-songwriter who was
successful in the early 1970s, scoring several
U.S. Top 10 hits, including "Me and You and
a Dog Named Boo," "I'd Love You to Want Me" and
"Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend."
Lobo
Birth name Roland Kent LaVoie
Born July 31, 1943 (1943-07-31) (age 66)
Origin Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Genres Pop, country, folk
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitarist
Years active 1961–present
Labels Laurie, Big Tree, MCA, Lobo Records, Curb, Ponycanyon Records
Associated acts The Rumours (Gram Parsons, Jim Stafford)
Website www.fansoflobo.com

Early career: 1960s

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Lavoie was raised by his mother in Winter Haven, Florida with his six siblings. He began his musical career in 1961 as a member of a local band, The Rumours. The band included Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford, as well as drummer Jon Corneal, who later joined Parsons' International Submarine Band.

In 1964, while attending the University of South Florida, Lavoie joined a band called the Sugar Beats and met producer Phil Gernhard. He recorded a regional hit for the band, a cover of Johnny Rivers' song, "What Am I Doing Here".

During the 1960s, Lavoie performed with many other bands, including US Male, The Uglies, and Me and the Other Guys. It was in the latter band that he met musician Billy Aerts, who became a member of Lobo's touring band in the early 1970s and produced Lobo's comeback album in 1989.

Again working with Gernhard, his first solo record was released in 1969 on Laurie Records. It included the original tracks "Happy Days In New York City" backed with "My Friend Is Here".

Early 1970s

By 1971, Lavoie had started calling himself Lobo (Spanish for wolf). Gernhard was an executive for Big Tree Records, and the company released his first single, "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo". The first major hit for the label, it reached number 5 in the US and launched a successful series of singles. The song also reached number 4 in the UK.

His debut album, Introducing Lobo, followed that May. In June 1971 his second single, "She Didn't Do Magic", was released. In September of the same year, "California Kid And Reemo" was released, followed by The Albatross. When Big Tree Records merged with Bell Records, Lobo's second project album Close Up was never released.

Under the Lobo alias, he released Of a Simple Man in 1972, which included back-to-back U.S. Top 10 hits, including "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend", which reached number 8 in the US charts, and "I'd Love You to Want Me". The latter became Lobo's biggest hit, climbing to number 2 on the Billboard charts in 1972, and internationally reaching number 1 in Germany, and in the United Kingdom it peaked at No. 5 in July 1974.

With the release of Calumet in 1973, Lobo had three more Top 40 hits: "It Sure Took a Long, Long Time," "How Can I Tell Her" and "Standing at the End of the Line." He made an appearance on American Bandstand that year. There were two further minor hit singles from the album, "There Ain't No Way" and in 1975 "Standing At The End Of The Line".

Mid-1970s–1980s

In June 1974 Lobo's fourth album Just A Singer. It was the first album by Lobo to contain tracks not written by Lobo. The only single from the album was "Rings". "Don't Tell Me Goodnight" in 1975 became his last Top 30 single for Big Tree. Lobo also released the album, A Cowboy Afraid Of Horses with "Would I Still Have You" released as a single. The label followed it up with a compilation album that year entitled "The Best of Lobo".

In 1976, Lobo broke away from Big Tree, releasing the album Come With Me in Europe on the Philips label. "At First Sight" was the single. Neither were released in US.

1977 Lobo signed with Curb Records in 1977 releasing from the album the single "Afterglow", co-produced by Lobo and Gernhard and in 1978 "You Are All I Ever Need".

In 1979, Lobo was signed to MCA Records, where he worked with producer Bob Montgomery releasing the single "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love", which reached #23. He also released his first US album in four years, Lobo. Other singles for Curb were "Holding On For Dear Love", "With A Love Like Ours" and "Fight Fire With Fire".

Reportedly dissatisfied with the production of his records, Lobo sought a release from his Curb contract. He moved to Nashville and in 1981 he started his own label, Lobo Records, and released several singles including "I Don't Want To Want You", written by his brother, Roger Lavoie, "Come Looking For Me" and "Living My Life Without You" charting in the country charts.

Lobo Records became Evergreen Records in 1985. The label released two of his singles, "Am I Going Crazy" and "Paint The Town Blue", the latter a duet with Robin Lee.

1990s–2000s

Although far less followed in the United States, Lobo's popularity grew in Asia, fanned by the release of his greatest hits compilations in 1987 and 1988. This encouraged him to release in 1989, his first new album in 10 years, entitled Am I Going Crazy. It was recorded in Taiwan on UFO/WEA records and was produced by Billy Aerts. He signed a multi-album deal with PonyCanyon Records in Singapore, and in 1994 released Asian Moon, repackaging some of the tracks from Am I Going Crazy along with newly recorded marterials. His follow up album Classic Hits in 1995 were re-recordings of Lobo hits and some cover versions. in 1995. In 1996 he released the album Sometimes containing all new original songs.

On another Asian label, Springroll Entertainment, he released You Must Remember This in 1997, an album of pop standards that was released in two formats, one with vocals and the other with instrumental tracks.

In 2000, Lobo signed with a German record company, Gmbh Entertainment, and recorded a few tracks for various Hits CD's. He also co-wrote two Christmas songs with Billy Aerts, "A Big Kid's Christmas" and "Late Christmas Eve", which have been released on various Christmas compilations from 2000 to present. Singles recorded during this period include "Let It Be Me", "Who'll Stop The Rain" and "Different Drum".

In 2006 based on his Asian popularity, he toured in Southeast Asia.

In 2008 Lobo released Out of Time features old favorites and some new songs. A tribute album to the original era of the original Lobo recordings, and were made available exclusively from the web site www.fansoflobo.com.

Discography (partial)

Albums

  • 1971 Introducing Lobo (Big Tree)
  • 1972 Of a Simple Man (Big Tree)
  • 1973 Calumet (Big Tree)
  • 1974 Just a Singer (Big Tree)
  • 1975 A Cowboy Afraid of Horses (Big Tree)
  • 1976 Come With Me (Philips)
  • 1979 Lobo (MCA)
  • 1989 Am I Going Crazy? (WEA/UFO)
  • 1994 Asian Moon (Ponycanyon)
  • 1995 Classic Hits (Ponycanyon)
  • 1996 Sometimes (Ponycanyon)
  • 1997 You Must Remember This (Springroll)
  • 2006 Am I Going Crazy (CD reissue - Lobo Records)
  • 2006 Come With Me (CD reissue - Lobo Records)
  • 2008 Out Of Time (Lobo Records)

Compilations

  • 1975 The Best Of Lobo (Big Tree)
  • 1990 Greatest Hits (Curb)
  • 1993 The Best of Lobo (Rhino)
  • 1996 The Best of Lobo (Curb)
  • 1996 I'd Love You to Want Me (Rhino)
  • 1997 Me & You & A Dog Named Boo & Other Hits (Rhino)
  • 2004 The Very Best of Lobo (WEA International)
  • 2005 Introducing Lobo/Of a Simple Man (Wounded Bird)
  • 2005 Platinum Collection
  • 2006 Ultimate Collection (EMI) Malaysia
  • 2006 Me & You & A Dog Named Boo & Other Hits (Collectables)
  • 2007 Greatest Hits (Lobo Records)

Charted Singles

  • 1971: "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" — US #5 / UK #4 / Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
  • 1971: "She Didn't Do Magic"/"I'm the Only One" — US #46
  • 1971: "California Kid and Reemo" — US #72
  • 1972: "A Simple Man" — US #56
  • 1972: "I'd Love You to Want Me" — US #2 (Gold) / Germany #1 / UK #5 (1974 release) / Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
  • 1973: "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend" — US #8 / Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
  • 1973: "It Sure Took a Long, Long Time" — US #27
  • 1973: "How Can I Tell Her" — US #22
  • 1973: "There Ain't No Way" - US #68
  • 1973: "Love Me for What I Am" — US #86
  • 1974: "Standing At the End of the Line" — US #37
  • 1974: "Rings" — US #43
  • 1975: "Don't Tell Me Goodnight" — US #27
  • 1979: "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" — US #23 / Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
  • 1979: "Holdin' On for Dear Love" — US #75
SO all u can see here is just a tidbits Of lobo's SONGS AND ALBUMS
LOBO ALBUMS





















INTRODUCING LOBO 1971
Track List
01 Intro - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo. 3:54

02 The Albatross. 3:12
03 We'll Make It...I Know We Will. 2:56
04 A Little Different. 3:04
05 Reaching Out For Someone. 3:08
06 She Didn't Do Magic. 2:55
07 Little Joe (They're Out To Get Ya). 3:18
08 I'm The Only One. 3:21
09 We'll Be One By Two Today. 3:24
10 Another Hill To Climb. 2:40
11 Reprise. 1:07
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Lobo - Of A Simple Man (1972)













Track List
01 Intro. 0:23
02 There Ain't No Way. 3:17
03 A Big Red Kite. 4:09
04 Recycle Sally. 3:14
05 Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend. 3:37
06 A Simple Man. 3:08
07 I'd Love You To Want Me. 4:07
08 Let Me Down Easy. 2:47
09 Pee-Ro Juan Valdez Sam Quixote. 4:06
10 Running Deer. 3:28
11 Gypsy And The Midnight Ghost. 3:11
12 Am I True To Myself. 3:33

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LOBO CALUMET 1973














Track List
01 How Can I Tell Her
02 Stoney
03 Rock & Roll Days
04 One And The Same Thing
05 Hope You're Proud Of Me Girl
06 Goodbye Is Just Another Word
07 Love Me For What I Am
08 Try
09 It Sure Took A Long, Long Time
10 Standing At The End Of The Line

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LOBO JUST A SINGER 1974
















Track List
Track List

01 At First Sight. 2:20
02 We Can Make It. 3:13
03 Someone To Love. 2:41
04 One More Time. 3:27
05 I Believe In Everything. 3:32
06 Come With Me. 3:25
07 It's Everywhere. 3:31
08 Why Is It Me. 3:00
09 My First Time. 3:15
10 He's Right-Damn Him. 3:11
11 Don't Spend Too Much Of Today On Yesterday. 4:27
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to all lobo FANS or music collectors if u have
this--->>> http://l.yimg.com/lx/artist_images/086/006/000/6086-large.jpg ALBUM kindly inform me
if you could lend it for free as a fan of lobo im dying to have that album
omg lol the original the better quality because as an avid fan maybe
not the number one but one of the fans of lobo we love to listen to quality
songs i was just 10 years old when i first heard this through radio airwaves
since then i started to be fascinated by lobo and longing to listen to all of his
compositions and voice lol that was 25 years ago haha :( so please if u can share it to me
to us to all of lobo's fans kindly upload it :) thank you enjoy listening to one of the best
composer /singer in the planet ever produced and made us entertain.....
posted janaury 10th year 2010 year of the lord....

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