St Louis native Bobby McClure was a member of the Soul Stirrers while still a teen, and struck out on his own into secular music before he was 20 years old.
By 1965, Bobby had recorded a duet with Fontella Bass ("Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", 1965) and cut his signature single ("The Peak Of Love") the following year. "Peak" should have been a massive hit, but its chart potential was never fully realized.
Bobby was certainly not lacking talent, as this early 70's side shows him in excellent voice; simply another excellent singer lost in the shuffle.
BOBBY MCCLURE - LOVE'S COMING DOWN ON ME
and for good measure, here's the incredible "Peak Of Love" which I featured in the first year of this blog.