SOU-131708

Bobby Bland Two Steps from the Blues

8,26 €

Product details

INCLUDES 12 BONUS TRACKS

5 STARS MOJO magazine
4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE


Without a doubt, Two Steps from the Blues is the definitive Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland album and one of the great records in electric blues and soul-blues. - Stephen T. Erlewine

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 style that mixed gospel with blues and R&B. His anguished voice, with charisma and melisma to spare, was a confident and expressive instrument. This quintessential collector’s edition contains Bobby Bland’s outstanding debut album for Duke Records, Two Steps from the Blues (1961) – one of the all-time cornerstones of soul & blues. It is enduring music: passionate songs played by small to mid-sized ensembles, complete with wailing horns and an intimate piano. In addition, we have included 12 bonus tracks (gathering a variety of those great hard to find sides he recorded for Duke between 1955 and 1960), which together with this remastered gem constitute the definitive edition of this southern giant.

PERSONNEL:


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, Robert Skinner (saxophone),
Joe Scott, Melvin Jackson (trumpet),
Pluma Davis (trombone), among others.

Arranged by Joe Scott.
Recorded in Chicago, Houston, Memphis, and Nashville, between 1955 and 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS

01 TWO STEPS FROM THE BLUES 2:38
02 CRY, CRY, CRY 2:44
03 I’M NOT ASHAMED 2:37
04 DON’T CRY NO MORE 2:28
05 LEAD ME ON 2:06
06 I PITY THE FOOL 2:43
07 I’VE JUST GOT TO FORGET YOU 2:35
08 LITTLE BOY BLUE 2:40
09 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY 2:26
10 I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU 2:27
11 I DON’T WANT NO WOMAN 2:42
12 I’VE BEEN WRONG SO LONG 2:22

BONUS TRACKS

13 CLOSE TO YOU 2:06
14 HOW DOES A CHEATIN’ WOMAN FEEL 2:39
15 YOU DID ME WRONG 2:37
16 I LOST SIGHT ON THE WORLD 2:37
17 WISHING WELL 2:36
18 I DON’T BELIEVE 2:39
19 I LEARNED MY LESSON 2:47
20 I CAN’T PUT YOU DOWN BABY 2:39
21 FARTHER UP THE ROAD 3:00
22 LOAN A HELPING HAND 2:28
23 LAST NIGHT 2:54
24 YOU’VE GOT BAD INTENTIONS 2:33

TOTAL TIME: 62:01
Tracks 1-14: Stereo. Tracks 15-24: Mono

Reference: SOU-131708
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600816
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436542011235