b. Robert B. Hudmon Jr. (a.k.a. R.B. Hudman), 6th August 1954, West Point, Georgia, U.S.A.
d. 25th August 1995, U.S.A.
R.B. Hudmon was a child star in the sixties, however, is probably best remembered for his one 1978 Cotillion album entitled ‘Closer To You’.
Robert B Hudmon Jr was born in 1954 at West Point, Georgia.
He began singing as a child, and during his mid teens, he had relocated to Atlanta and had begun a recording career with writers and producers, Bill Lowery and Joe South.
Robert released his debut 45 for the Tomahawk imprint, entitled ‘Send Your Boy A Letter’ b/w ‘I'm A Roller’ in 1967.
He recorded a follow up single for the A&M imprint, entitled ‘Yo-Yo’ b/w ‘Naughty Claudie’ in 1968.
He recorded sides for the 123 imprint, including ‘Hole In Your Soul’ b/w ‘Standing Invitation’ in 1968, and ‘Look At Granny Run Run’ b/w ‘Standing Invitation’ in 1969.
He was then picked up by Atlantic Records in 1975, for 3 singles (‘How Can I Be A Witness’, ‘Whatever Makes You Happy’ and ‘This Could Be The Night’, the latter a track which would appear on his 1978 album release).
Robert was switched to Atlantic’s subsidiary, Cotillion, where he released two singles, namely ‘Cause You’re Mine Now’ b/w ‘Can't You See I Love You’ and ‘I'm Everything You Need’ b/w ‘Bringing You Your Love’ in 1978.
By the time ‘Closer To You’ was released, several of the 45’s were included on the album.
Robert departed Atlantic, and released a further 45 for Nite-Life records in 1983, entitled ‘Searching For Your Love’.
In 1986 he released an independent single for R&B Records entitled ‘I Could Paint A Picture’.
In 1989, Robert released a final 45 for the Gold key imprint, entitled ‘Your Man Is Home Tonite’.
Robert sadly passed away on the 25 August 1995 at the age of 41.
Closer To You (Cotillion Records 1978)