Throwback: Bobby Caldwell-What You Won’t Do For Love


Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love” was a success for him and the legendary TK label owner Henry Stone. The song also made him the rare white artist to be accepted in the R&B world in the ’70s. Caldwell and Alfons Kettner co-wrote the romantic anthem as an attempt to create a hit for the album of the same name and it became Caldwell’s signature song. Caldwell has recorded almost 20 albums since 1978’s “What You Won’t Do For You Love” and written songs for Al Jarreau, The Commodores, Chicago, Boz Scaggs and Peter Cetera. 2Pac, Aaliyah, Goldie, Phyllis Hyman, Boyz II Men are some of the artists who have sampled and covered “What You Won’t Do For Love.”