Bobby O


Bobby O, (aka Bobby Orlando), is an American record producer, dance music artist, musician, and songwriter. The son of a suburban New York schoolteacher, Orlando declined a classical music scholarship to pursue his then current musical interest, glam rock. In the late 1970s, his professional interests turned to disco and shortly thereafter, he established his own record label, O Records. During the 1980s he produced, composed and performed on hundreds of music productions that he released under a myriad of record labels, including: O Records, Bobcat Records, Memo Records, Telefon Records, MenoVision Records, Beach Records, Plastic Records, Eurobeat Records, Obscure Records, Beat Box Records, Riovista Records, Intelligent Records, Basic Records, Knowledge Records and others. In the late '80s, at the peak of his success, the one-man-band halted his extensive production output. Orlando is credited as one of the founding fathers of Hi-NRG pop-dance music. His productions are easily identifiable by their dense synthesizers, rolling bass lines, and resounding percussion. Orlando tracks showcase him playing multiple instruments including keyboards, guitars, drums, percussion and saxophone. The ringing cowbell percussion lines and robotic sequencers heard in She Has A Way, The Best Part Of Breakin' Up, and Native Love (Step By Step) define the electrifying sound he pioneered. As a solo artist, Orlando scored hits with tracks She Has a Way, How To Pick Up Girls, and I'm So Hot for...

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