Randy Jacobs

Born in San Francisco and raised in the Motor City Detroit, Randy Jacobs career began at the age of 13. His first professional gigs were with some of Motown’s leading writers, producers and artists. Including songwriter Sylvia Moy (ìMi Cherie Amourî), singer/songwriter Barrett Strong (Money), and producer Don Davis (Johnny Taylor, The Dramatics, Robin Trower). It was while working with former Miles Davis bassist Michael Henderson fresh out of high school, that Jacobs showed he had a gift for songwriting when he co-authored the Top-Five R&B hit, “Wide Receiver.” After a number of years working in the Motown scene Jacobs became one of the core members of Was (Not Was), an eclectic pop band that developed a strong following in the U.S. and abroad during the 1980s. While with the band, Jacobs co-authored the Top-Ten hit “Walk the Dinosaur.”