YOUNG, EXCITING AND TALENTED - THAT IS BOBBY VEE'S DIMENSION
BOBBY VEE – “Do What You Gotta’ Do” / “Thank You” (Liberty LBF 15134) September 1968
Before the release of the new 1968 Bobby Vee LP came a single “Do What You Gotta’ Do”, it was the lead off track from his album of the same name.
The song was written by popular contemporary songwriter of the day, Jim Webb, and had been a minor hit single for Bobby Vee the previous year. It was later recorded by The Four Tops who took it to the brink of the UK top 10 towards the end of 1969.
“Do What You Gotta’ Do” finds Bobby in fine voice with material suited for it. This soulful ballad with orchestration and female backing vocals should have done much better than it did. In Britain it was totally ignored, like all of his late ’60s offerings.
The B-side treads the same soulful ground and is indeed another Bobby Vee original. It was also featured on his latest long-player “Do What You Gotta Do”, and the style is very much in keeping with the mood of the album.