Bobby Byrd. If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It) / If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It)

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This 45 is a 1977 release by Bobby Byrd on Brown Stone Records. This song was written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Fred Wesley, St. Clair Pinckney and Charles Bobbit. It was produced by James Brown. Arranged by James Brown and Fred Wesley.

This record #45-4206 was released on Brown Stone label a division of Polydor Incorporated. This record is in VG+ condition and is a For DJ use only release.

Bobby Byrd was born in 1934 and was known as an R&B and soul singer, songwriter, band leader, talent scout, record producer and musician. He played and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown. 

 Byrd began his career in 1952 as member of the gospel group the Gospel Starlighters, who later changed their name to the Avons in 1953 and the Five Royals in 1954, before settling with the name the Flames in 1955 prior to James Brown joining the group; their agent later changed their name to The Famous Flames. Byrd was the actual founder of The Flames and is credited with the discovery of James Brown. Byrd was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 2012. He also received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award in 1998.