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Bobby Bland

April 6, 2011

Later known as Bobby “Blue” Bland. His more recent material kind of made me write him off. Boy, what a mistake. Just take a listen to this slow soul burner. There’s only a touch of blues. Wow, what a voice.

From 1968:

MP3: Bobby Bland- Rockin’ In the Same Old Boat

Also from ’68:

Bobby Bland- Honey Child

Bobby is still going strong at the age of 81. He currently touring and is playing the the New Orleans JazzFest this month.

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3 comments

  1. i’m glad you gave him a chance. i’ve never really understood why this guy hasn’t gotten more shine. his voice is face melting and he’s one of those artists that you KNOW how he feels when he’s singing. i could go on and on. try “shoes” out. its great……..

    http://armedsnobbery.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-sunson.html

    cheers


  2. There’s so much early stuff that’s great, but almost all of his newer stuff is “blues lite”, for the older white crowd. Blech.


  3. […] what a bummer. Here’s a post I devoted to the underrated soul man back in 2011. The tracks are still up so have a […]



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