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Bobby 'Blue' Bland The Anthology (2-CD)

The Anthology (2-CD)
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(1952-76 'Duke/ABC/MCA') (156:31/50) Jede Menge Singles (die späteren in stereo), dazu ein... more

Bobby 'Blue' Bland: The Anthology (2-CD)

(1952-76 'Duke/ABC/MCA') (156:31/50) Jede Menge Singles (die späteren in stereo), dazu ein Live-Stück von 1973 / great bunch of 45s (the later ones in stereo), plus a live track from 1973. * = zuvor unveröffentlicht / previously unreleased.

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  • Interpret: Bobby 'Blue' Bland

  • Album titlle: The Anthology (2-CD)

  • Label MCA

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0008811259624

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Bland, Bobby 'Blue' - The Anthology (2-CD) CD 1
01 Lovin' Blues Bobby 'Blue' Bland
02 It's My Life Baby Bobby 'Blue' Bland
03 I Woke Up Screaming Bobby 'Blue' Bland
04 You've Got Bad Intentions Bobby 'Blue' Bland
05 I Smell Trouble Bobby 'Blue' Bland
06 Farther Up the Road Bobby 'Blue' Bland
07 Little Boy Blue Bobby 'Blue' Bland
08 I'm Not Ashamed Bobby 'Blue' Bland
09 I'll Take Care of You Bobby 'Blue' Bland
10 Lead Me on Bobby 'Blue' Bland
11 Cry, Cry, Cry Bobby 'Blue' Bland
12 I've Been Wrong So Long Bobby 'Blue' Bland
13 I Pity the Fool Bobby 'Blue' Bland
14 Don't Cry No More Bobby 'Blue' Bland
15 Ain't That Lovin' You Bobby 'Blue' Bland
16 Who Will the Next Fool Be? Bobby 'Blue' Bland
17 Stormy Monday Blues Bobby 'Blue' Bland
18 Turn on Your Love Light Bobby 'Blue' Bland
19 Yield Not to Temptation Bobby 'Blue' Bland
20 36-22-36 Bobby 'Blue' Bland
21 Call on Me Bobby 'Blue' Bland
22 That's the Way Love Is Bobby 'Blue' Bland
23 Ain't Nothing You Can Do Bobby 'Blue' Bland
24 Share Your Love with Me Bobby 'Blue' Bland
25 Blind Man Bobby 'Blue' Bland
26 Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Part 1 Bobby 'Blue' Bland
27 These Hands (Small But Mighty) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
28 I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
29 Good Time Charlie (Part 1) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Bland, Bobby 'Blue' - The Anthology (2-CD) CD 2
01 Poverty Bobby 'Blue' Bland
02 You're All I Need Bobby 'Blue' Bland
03 That Did It Bobby 'Blue' Bland
04 Driftin' Blues Bobby 'Blue' Bland
05 Save Your Love for Me Bobby 'Blue' Bland
06 Rockin' in the Same Old Boat Bobby 'Blue' Bland
07 Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
08 Chains of Love Bobby 'Blue' Bland
09 If You Got a Heart Bobby 'Blue' Bland
10 Do What You Set Out to Do Bobby 'Blue' Bland
11 Goin' Down Slow Bobby 'Blue' Bland
12 This Time I'm Gone for Good (Live) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
13 Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City Bobby 'Blue' Bland
14 I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me) Bobby 'Blue' Bland
15 Yolanda Bobby 'Blue' Bland
16 I Take It on Home Bobby 'Blue' Bland
17 It Ain't the Real Thing Bobby 'Blue' Bland
18 Let the Good Times Roll Bobby 'Blue' Bland
19 The Soul of a Man Bobby 'Blue' Bland
20 Soon As the Weather Breaks Bobby 'Blue' Bland
21 Recess in Heaven Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Bobby Blue Bland Along about 1959, the Duke Records braintrust astutely recognized that Bobby... more
"Bobby 'Blue' Bland"

Bobby Blue Bland

Along about 1959, the Duke Records braintrust astutely recognized that Bobby 'Blue' Bland had serious potential to cross over into the pop realm and make a much bigger splash than he already had in the blues and R&B arenas. The Rosemark, Tennessee native's melismatically enriched vocal style always got him over very well with the ladies, despite his not being a particularly agile presence onstage. Thanks to his wonderfully warm pipes, he didn't need to be 

It had taken Bland awhile to break through to the big time. He'd been recording for Duke since 1952, when it was still located in Memphis and before Houston entrepreneur Don Robey took the imprint over. Bland's impassioned wails and Duke's scorching house band had combined to cut some spectacular swinging blues sides, but Bobby didn't crack the R&B charts until 1957 with Farther Up The Road (see Disc Five).  Bland's artistic focus was steadily evolving, thanks to Duke in-house trumpeter/arranger/A&R man Joe Scott, who served as his mentor.

"He was just a gift from God, Joe Scott, because he taught me and everybody that was around the Duke label," says Bobby. "Joe Scott picked some good stories for me to tell, because he saw that I was a good storyteller if I had the lyrics. Not the long, drawn-out lyrics. Just make 'em short and to the point and leave some opening for ad-libbing, whatever your idea would be. 

Bobby's high-flying vocal range deepened when he underwent a tonsillectomy. "I wasn't able to hit a falsetto type like I had been singing in earlier years, after the operation with the tonsils. So it kind of lowered my voice," says Bland, who adopted a favorite vocal move of a famous singing preacher as his new trademark. "I was listening to 'The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest' by the Rev. C.L. Franklin, and I heard the squall in there. So I worked on it for about four or five days and developed it. It gave me a different Bobby Bland." He utilized that squall unforgettably on his spine-chilling 1958 hit Little Boy Blue.

When Bobby crooned Brook Benton's sedate ballad I'll Take Care Of You and blasted up to #2 on the R&B hit parade in early '60, it appeared he was leaving the blues behind. But Bland happily reverted to his roots on I Pity The Fool, a loping mid-tempo blues punctuated by Wayne Bennett's stinging guitar and a six-piece horn section led by Scott (Bobby's rhythm section consisted of pianist Teddy Reynolds, bassist Hamp Simmons and drummer John 'Jabo' Starks). The song was waxed on November 12, 1960 in Chicago, while Bland's contingent was on tour. Originally credited to Robey under his Deadric Malone sobriquet but probably written by Houston singer Joe Medwick Veasey, who also co-penned Farther Up The Road (Robey was in the habit of buying songs outright), I Pity The Fool catapulted to the top of the R&B charts and made a solid #46 pop showing.

"Joe Medwick, he did some hell of a writing when he did all those tunes," says former Duke house guitarist Texas Johnny Brown.

"Joe (Scott) found that, really," says Bobby. "It was a good change. I always had some good writers after I got my first record out there, and writers started pinpointing on what would be good for Bobby Bland: 'I'm going to write this particular tune.' It was a big thing for me."

Bland was by now a leading luminary on the R&B circuit with major pop appeal and would remain so on Duke into 1972. His non-stop litany of smashes included the gospel-fueled Turn On Your Love Light (1961) and Yield Not To Temptation (1962) as well as a lights-out '62 revival of T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday Blues and the pop-oriented double-sided 1963 smash That's The Way Love Is b/w Call On Me

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois 

Electric Blues 1939–2005 – The Definitive Collection!
Volume 3: 1960–1969

Bobby Blue Bland on Wikipedia


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