Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bobby Nunn

Bobby Nunn (not to be confused with singer Bobby Nunn who sang with R&B groups the Coasters and the Robins in the 50s and 60s) was an R&B\funk singer from the early 80s. He got his start as a protege for the late Rick James and played synthesizer on Rick's earlier hits.
 
In 1982, Bobby released his debut album "Second To Nunn" which peaked at #148 on the Billboard 200 chart and #14 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album "She's Just a Groupie" peaked at #104 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #28 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play and #15 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the charts for 13 weeks, making it his highest chart appearance to date.
The follow-up single "Got To Get Up On It" peaked at #36 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the charts for 10 weeks.
 
In 1983, Bobby released his sophomore album "Private Party" which peaked at #41 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song managed to peak at #50 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 8 weeks.
The second single "Hangin' Out at the Mall" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The last single "Don't Knock It (Until You Try It)" was released, but didn't chart. After that, nothing much has been heard from Bobby. It seems as if he's faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Private Party," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfLtc_k8Ec0

To see a fan-made video for "She's Just a Groupie," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJJAEwcA3U


[updated on 05\07\12]

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