BOBBY ELI : Biography
His signature guitar licks can be heard on countless gold and platinum hit
recordings by artists such as: The Ojay’s, Teddy Pendergrass, The Stylistics,
Lou Rawls, Elton John, David Bowie, Hall and Oats, The Jacksons, MFSB,
Salsoul Orchestra, Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, B.B. King, Dixie
Hummingbirds, Billy Paul, The Spinners, Chris Brown, Jay Z, Johnny Mathis,
Deniece Williams, George Clinton, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Nancy
Wilson, and many other wonderful artists too numerous to mention.
As a songwriter and producer Eli was responsible for such monster hits as the
Grammy winning number one song, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”, as recorded by
Luther Vandross, “Sideshow” and “Three Ring Circus” by Blue Magic, “Just
Don’t Want To Be Lonely” by the Main Ingredient, the first two albums by:
“Atlantic Starr”, self titled and “Straight to the Point”, the Grammy nominated
album: “Love Niecy Style” by Deniece Williams, Rose Royce’s number one U.K.
hit single “Magic Touch” and their album” Music Magic”. Bobby was
responsible for the Jackie Moore number one dance classic,” This Time Baby”,
the number one international hit singles “zoom” by Fat Larry’s Band and “Love
Town” by Booker Newberry III. Artists as diverse as BeBe & CeCe Winans,
Shaggy, Regina Belle, The Whispers, Isaac Hayes, The Dells, Sister Sledge,
Englebert Humperdink, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and an array of
others have recorded Bobby’s songs.
Bobby now owns and operates The Grooveyard @ Studio E, a recording facility
in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. His intimate studio is only minutes from his
hometown, The City Of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Here Eli is keeping real
music alive and continues to be guiding light and inspiration to musicians and
Bobby Eli is a Grammy Award
Winning, internationally acclaimed
record producer, engineer, songwriter,
arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
Bobby was a founding member of the
famed Philadelphia studio group,
MFSB. If the music is Philadelphia
International, Gamble & Huff / TSOP
Bobby's music is more than likely on it.
8498 Lansdowne Ave.
Upper Darby, PA 19082