HOO-124534

Bobby Bland Little Boy Blue

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In the 50s and early 60s, Bobby "Blue" Bland was one of the main creators of the modern soul-blues sound. Along with such artists as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Junior Parker, Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with blues and R&B. Bobby's style of soul-blues was punctuated with a slick big-band sound, showing the considerable influence of B.B. Kingflavored guitar riffs. This essential collection compiles 22 tracks that Bland recorded for the Duke label. It serves as the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore the finest moments of Bobby Bland’s discography. This is the material upon which Bland's reputation was built. It is enduring music: blues played by small to mid-size ensembles, complete with sassy horns and a ringing vibraphone. And Bobby Bland's wailing voice is, from the outset, a confident and expressive instrument. Veteran music critic Dave Marsh may have provided the best description of Bobby “Blue” Bland in the 1979 Rolling Stone Record Guide by rhetorically asking: "The black Sinatra?".


16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES

“His music is good for that time at a party when the moment comes to slow down with a tune that you can get close to your partner and get lost in time and place.” – Colin Small
“An outstanding voice” – Downbeat magazine
“No blues fan should be minus this set!” – Bill Dahl (AMG)

BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND, vocals on all tracks, plus:

Roy Gaines, Clarence Holliman, Pat Hare (guitar),
Hamp Simmons (bass),
Connie Mack Booker (piano)
Teddy Reynolds (piano & organ),
Sonny Freeman (drums)
Bill Harvey (saxophone)
Joe Scott (trumpet),
Pluma Davis (trombone).
Further information is detailed inside booklet.
Arranged by Joe Scott.

Recorded in Memphis / Nashville (Tennessee) and Houston (Texas) between 1952 and 1959.

Tracks:

01 YOU DID ME WRONG
02 NO BLOW, NO SHOW
03 I DON’T BELIEVE
04 FARTHER UP THE ROAD
05 I SMELL TROUBLE
06 YOU GOT ME (WHERE YOU WANT ME)
07 LOAN A HELPING HAND
08 LAST NIGHT
09 YOU’VE GOT A BAD INTENTIONS
10 LITTLE BOY BLUE
11 IT’S MY LIFE, BABY
12 TIME OUT
13 I LEARNED MY LESSON
14 BOBBY’S BLUES
15 TEACH ME (HOW TO LOVE YOU)
16 I LOST SIGHT ON THE WORLD
17 WOKE UP SCREAMING
18 DON’T WANT NO WOMAN
19 LOST LOVER BLUES
20 I CAN’T PUT YOU DOWN BABY
21 ARMY BLUES
22 WISHING WELL

Total Time: 58:19

Reference: HOO-124534
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263377
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028697359