Chanteur Country US né Robert Gene Rice, le 11 Juillet 1944 à Boscobel (Wisconsin).

Born Robert Gene Rice, 11 July 1944, on a farm at Boscobel, Wisconsin, USA. The Rice Family were musical and all six siblings were taught instruments as children. After first playing for local parties, the family progressed to running the local Circle D Ballroom. Rice, who plays guitar and banjo, made his first appearances there with the family at the age of five. From the mid-50s, for almost seven years, the family also presented their own show on WRCO Richmond, Wisconsin, on which Bobby became the featured vocalist. In 1962, after graduation and after the family group disbanded, Bobby Rice pursued a musical career. He formed the Rock-A-Teens band, which played rock ‘n’ roll locally and on its own programme on WIST-TV. After two years, missing country music, he began to sing as a duo with his sister Lorraine. They proved popular in their area, hosted their own television show and sang backing harmonies on others. After Lorraine retired, he formed his own band, began songwriting and played what he termed modern country, which included country arrangements of pop songs. He moved to Nashville in the late 60s and recorded for Royal American. In the early 70s, his first five chart entries were all minor hits with songs that had been pop hits of the early 60s, including ‘Sugar Shack’ and ‘Hey Baby’. Further hits followed, including Top 10s with ‘You Lay So Easy On My Mind’ (self-penned; a UK pop hit for Andy Williams in 1975), ‘You Give Me You’ and ‘Freda Comes, Freda Goes’. Between 1976 and 1988, he charted 19 hits but only ‘The Softest Touch In Town’ made the Top 30, the last being ‘Clean Livin’ Folk’ - a duet with Perry LaPointe in 1988. He recorded albums for several different labels but has seemingly failed to maintain the popularity he established in the 70s. He now works mainly in record production and has presently stopped recording new material.

https://www.bobbygrice.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter, Producer

Style musical : Contemporary Country

https://youtu.be/YSimbNy14_c

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

03/1969 SP Jo-Cur JC-100 (US) . Bobby RICE -
1969 SP Jo-Cur JC-106 (US) .

Bobby RICE - Under The Midnight Lovelight / Sugar Woman

02/1970 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-6 (US) .

Sugar Shack / Sweet Lil' Ol' You

08/1970 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-18 (US) .

Hey Baby / Hey, Hey, Santa Fe

12/1970 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-27 (US) .

Lover Please / You're So Easy To Love

04/1971 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-32 (US) .

Mountain Of Love / Five O'Clock World Time

11/1971 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-48 (US) . Suspicion / The Birds And The Bees
1972 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-62 (US) .

Just A Dream / One Hundred Pounds Of Clay

11/1972 SP Metromedia Country MC 902 (US) .

You Lay So Easy On My Mind / There Ain't No Way, Babe

03/1973 SP Metromedia Country 68-0107 (US) .

You Give Me You / Bring Your Love To Me Softly

07/1973 SP Metromedia Country BMBO-0075 (US) .

The Whole World's Making Love Again / Baby Lovin' You

10/1973 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-80 (US) .

Guess Who / You're So Easy To Love

11/1973 SP Metromedia Country BMBO-0168 (US) .

Holidays Are Happy Days / My Christmas Wish For You

04/1974 SP GRT GRT-001 (US) .

She Sure Laid The Lovelies On Me / Crystal Chandelier

08/1974 SP GRT GRT-009 (US) .

Darlin' Forever / Make It Feel Like Love Again

12/1974 SP GRT GRT-014 (US) .

Write Me A Letter / Sweet Satisfy Feeling

03/1975 SP GRT GRT-021 (US) .

Freda Comes, Freda Goes / Love Me Tonight

07/1975 SP GRT GRT-028 (US) .

I May Never Be Your Lover (But I'll Always Be Your Friend) / It Was So Good While It Laste

11/1975 SP GRT GRT-036 (US) .

Right Or Wrong / Happy Birthday To You

11/1975 SP GRT GRT-038 (US) .

Happy Anniversary / Old Rock And Roller

06/1976 SP GRT GRT-061 (US) .

You Are My Special Angel / I Want To Feel It

10/1976 SP GRT GRT-084 (US) .

Woman Stealer / Burning Bridges

01/1977 SP GRT GRT-112 (US) .

Somewhere Over The Rainbow / You Make It So Easy

05/1977 SP GRT GRT-120 (US) .

Just One Kiss, Magdalena / The Love She Offered You

06/1978 SP REPUBLIC REP 023 (US) .

Whisper It To Me / Sweet Chery Lips

10/1978 SP REPUBLIC REP 031 (US) .

Softest Touch In Town / Passion

05/1979 SP REPUBLIC REP 041 (US) .

Rainbows Are Back In Style / Oh, Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely)

11/1979 SP SUNSET S 102 (US) .

You Make It So Easy / You Lay So Easy On My Mind

04/1980 SP SUNBIRD S 108 (US) .

The Man Who Takes You Home / Sweet Molly Brown

01/1981 SP SUNBIRD SBR-7558 (US) .

Livin' Together (Lovin' Apart) / It Was So Good While It Lasted

07/1981 SP CHARTA NSD/CH 161 (US) .

Temperature's Risin' / I'm Movin' Up To You

09/1981 SP CHARTA NSD/CH 166 (US) .

Pardon My French / Some Lovin' Time With You

02/1982 SP CHARTA NSD/CH 171 (US) .

I Ain't Been Runnin' With Other Women / Livin' Together

1982 SP AUDIOGRAPH AG-45-442 (US) .

Love To Love / It Comes So Easy Making Love To You

1982 SP EASTWOOD AG-45-458 (US) .

Last Train Tom Clarksville / Whole World's Making Love Again

1982 SP EASTWOOD AG-45-469 (US) .

Alaska / ?

06/1984 SP DOOR KNOB DK84-213 (US) .

I Can't Stop / Back To Love

09/1984 SP DOOR KNOB DK84-218 (US) .

I Broke Down And Cried / I Can't Stop

11/1984 SP DOOR KNOB DK84-223 (US) .

Easy Lady / You're Still A Part Of Me

02/1985 SP DOOR KNOB DK85-228 (US) .

State Of The Union / Back To Love

04/1985 SP DOOR KNOB DK85-230 (US) .

New Tradition / Those Word I Never Heard

08/1985 SP DOOR KNOB DK85-234 (US) .

I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love / ?

02/1986 SP DOOR KNOB DK86-243 (US) . Redneck And Over Thirty (Wayne KEMP & Bobby G. RICE) / State Of The Union (Bobby G. RICE)
06/1986 SP DOOR KNOB DK86-250 (US) . One More Time Around (Wayne KEMP & Bobby G. RICE) / From Housewife To Everyone's Girl ((Wayne KEMP)
08/1986 SP DOOR KNOB DK86-251 (US) .

You've Taken Over My Heart / I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love

02/1987 SP DOOR KNOB DK87-263 (US) .

Makin' Love In Macon / You've Taken Over My Heart

04/1987 SP DOOR KNOB DK87-274 (US) (promo) .

Rachel's Room

09/1987 SP DOOR KNOB DK87-285 (US) (promo) .

You Lay So Easy On My Mind

01/1988 SP DOOR KNOB DK88-295 (US) (promo) .

A Night Of Love Forgotten

08/1988 SP DOOR KNOB DK88-307 (US) (promo) .

Clean Livin' Folk

1990 SP DOOR KNOB DK90-344 (US) (promo) .

Until We Get It Right

1990 SP DOOR KNOB DK90-355 (US) (promo) .

For Cryin' Out Loud










Albums

196? LP 12" Jo-Cur JC 1000 (US)

Bobby’s Best - Break The News / Every Moment, Every Hour / Under The Midnight Lovelight / Roses Rain And Sunshine / Sun Kissed Morning / Jimmy's Girl, Betty Jo / Sugar Woman / Bud's Bounce / Butterfly Woman / Just A Dream / Sweet Lil' Ol' You / Down And Out

01/1972 LP 12" ROYAL AMERICAN RAS-1003 (US) HIT AFTER HIT ! - Sugar Shack / Guess Who / Sweet Lil' Ol' You / Five O'Clock World / Birds And The Bees / Hey Baby / Mountain Of Love / Hey Hey Santa Fe / Suspicion / You're So Easy To Love / 100 Lbs Of Clay / Lover Please.
04/1973 LP 12" METROMEDIA BML1-0186 (US) YOU LAY SO EASY ON MY MIND - You Lay So Easy On My Mind / I Miss You Already / If You Can Live With It (I Can Live Without It) / Sing Me A Love Song To Baby / Lay Your Sweet Lovin' On Me / Hello Darlin' / Baby Lovin' You / Behind Blue Eyes / Bring Your Love To Me Gently / Teddy Bear Song / You Give Me You.
05/1974 LP 12" GRT GRT-8001 (US) SHE SURE LAID THE LONELINESS ON ME - Whole World's Making Love Again Tonight / Neon Rose / Love Is The Foundation / What Better Way To Say I Love You / Don't Worry / She Sure Laid The Loneliness On Me / Crazy, You Really Haven't Changed / Take Me Along With You / Crystal Chandeliers / Sweet Satisfying Feeling.
04/1975 LP 12" GRT GRT-8003 (US) WRITE ME A LETTER - Write Me A Letter / Love Me And Make It All Better / Hey Hey Sante Fe / It Was So Good While It Lasted / Love Me Tonight / When Your Sweet Love Reaches Out For Me / Freda Comes Freda Goes / Little Drops Of Memories / There Ain't No Way Babe / Make It Feel Like Love Again / Sugar Shack.
04/1976 LP 12" GRT GRT-8011 (US) INSTANT RICE - You Lay So Easy On My Mind / Write Me A Letter / You Give Me You / Freda Comes Freda Goes / Make It Feel Like Love Again / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / I May Never Be Your Lover (But I'll Always Be Your Friend) / Happy Anniversary / Whole World's Making Love Again Tonight / Right Or Wrong.
12/1976 LP 12" GRT GRT-8016 (US) WITH LOVE FROM BOBBY G. RICE - You Are My Special Angel / Waking Up To Love / Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Woman In Need Of Someone / Prisoner Of Love / Woman Stealer / Love She Offered You / You Make It So Easy / Memory Go Round / Crazy Gringo.
01/1981 LP 12" SUNBIRD ST-50106 (US) THE BEST OF BOBBY G. RICE - You Lay So Easy On My Mind / Write Me A Letter / You Give Me You / Freda Comes Freda Goes / Make It Feel Like Love Again / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / I May Never Be Your Lover (But I'll Always Be Your Friend) / The Man Who Takes You Home /  Whole World's Making Love Again Tonight / You Make It So Easy
07/1982 LP 12" AUDIOGRAPH AG-7772 (US) BOBBY'S BACK - It Comes So Easy Making Love To You / I Ain't Been Runnin' With Other Woman / Over Night Sensation / Love To Love / Pullin' Together / Tonight's The Night (For You And Me) / I Got You In My Life / You Lay So Easy On My Mind / I'm Movin' Up To You / Pardon My French
12/1982 LP 12" AUDIOGRAPH AG-7787 (US) SILK ON SILK - Last Train To Clarksville / Sugar Shack / Alaska / Mountain Of Love / Silk On Silk / Sweet Caroline / Midnight Special / It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' / Kansas City / The Whole World's Making Love Again Tonight
1983 LP 12" AUDIOGRAPH AA-6000 (US) AUDIOGRAPH ALIVE - Mountain Of Love / Comes So Easy Making Love To You / It Ain't Been Running With Other Women / Pulling Together / Silk On Silk / Alaska / Tonight's The Night For You And Me / Temperature's Rising / Freda Comes And Freda Goes / You Lay So Easy On My Mind.
1985 LP 12" DOOR KNOB DK-1008 (US) A NEW BEGINNING - Through Each Other's Eyes / You're Still A Part Of Me / I Broke Down And Cried / Back To Love / Those Words I Never Heard / New Tradition / State Of The Union / I Can't Stop / Let's Feel It All Again / Now That Baby's Gone.
200? CD RICE 25256 (US)

Legend - You Lay So Easy On My Mind / Mountain Of Love / Have I Told You Lately / I Don't Wanna Think About It / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / The Whole World's Makin' Love Again Tonight / Sugar Shack / Volare / You Give Me You / You're The Reason / Make It Feel Like Love Again / Write Me A Letter / I Love You Because / From A Jack To A King / It Is No Secret 

200? CD RICE ? (US) Then And Now - Is This The Way You Say Goodbye / Down In Texas / Livin' Together Lovin' Apart / Woman Stealer / My Marie / You Make It So Easy / You Lay So Easy On My Mind / Freda Comes Freda Goes / The Love She Offered You / Hey Baby / You Are My Special Angel / Spanish Guitars / You Took Her Off My Hands / Home Movies
10/2012 CD Heart Of Texas HOTR 4171 (US)

Down In Texas - You Lay So Easy On My Mind / That’s Saying A Lot / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / You Give Me You / Mountain Of Love / Let’s Just Do That / I Think We´Re On To Something Good (with Dottsy) / The Whole Worlds Makin´ Love Again Tonight / Too Bad / I’ve Got A Good Memory / It´S Just A Feeling That I Get / Far Cry From Being Over You

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