Bobby Bland, often known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was one of the best blues, R&B and soul singers of the post-war era, recognised as one of the finest interpreters of blues-influenced songs, compara...
Bobby Bland, often known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was one of the best blues, R&B and soul singers of the post-war era, recognised as one of the finest interpreters of blues-influenced songs, comparable within his genre to the likes of Frank Sinatra in the broader popular spectrum. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as "second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis's Beale Street blues scene". He enjoyed chart success right through until the 1980s, but this extensive collection of his formative decade and more includes all his R&B No. 1s plus other landmark recordings. He recorded initially with Roscoe Gordon for both Modern and Chess before joining the Duke label - this great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises the A and B sides of all his Duke singles through until 1962, plus selected sides from his early releases with Roscoe Gordon. It features the R&B No. 1s "Farther Up The Road", "I Pity The Fool" and "That's The Way Love Is", plus other Top 10 classics such as "I'll Take Care Of You", "Don't Cry No More", "Turn On Your Love Light" and the iconic "Stormy Monday Blues". It's a fine showcase for a unique and highly-regarded talent.
Track Listing Disc 1:
Love You Till The Day I Die Crying All Night Long Dry Up Baby Good Lovin' Letter From A Trench In Korea Crying I.O.U. Blues Lovin' Blues Army Blues No Blow, No Show Time Out It's My Life, Baby Woke Up Screaming You Or None You've Got Bad Intentions I Can't Put You Down Baby I Learned My Lesson I Don't Believe Don't Want No Woman I Smell Trouble Farther Up The Road Sometime Tomorrow Teach Me (How To Love You) Bobby's Blues You Got Me Where You Want Me Loan A Helping Hand Little Boy Blue Disc 2: Last Night You Did Me Wrong I Lost Sight Of The World Wishing Well I'm Not Ashamed Is It Real Someday I'll Take Care of You That's Why Lead Me On Hold Me Tenderly Cry Cry Cry I've Been Wrong So Long I Pity the Fool Close To You Don't Cry No More How Does A Cheating Woman Feel Ain't That Loving You Jelly Jelly Jelly Saint James Infirmary Turn on Your Love Light You're The One (That I Need) Who Will the Next Fool Be Blue Moon Yield Not To Temptation Stormy Monday Blues Your Friends That's the Way Love Is Call On Me