Bland Bobby

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  • Bland Bobby - Dreamer (180 g) (LP)

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    Bobby ’Blue’ Bland is one of the most magnificent Blues and Soul singers of all time! His 1974 album ’Dreamer’ is a milestone in Blues and Soul music!
    Recorded in Los Angeles with the cream of the studio musicians! New mastering and the original gatefold design.
    Contains subsequent classics such as Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City and I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me).
    Reissued for the first time on Vinyl (180 grams)!

    Bobby ’Blue’ Bland Bobby ’Blue’ Bland (1930 – 2013) was one of the leading US-American Blues, R&B and Soul entertainers. He knew how to combine the intensity of Gospel music with the expression of the Blues. His voice sounded as he wanted to bear witness to one’s resolve but he was able to let his voice sound soft, sometimes
    cool but always culitvated so he could also reach the fans of Frank Sinatra and Nat ’King’ Cole with tremendous success. He formed his remarkable style of singing out of many different influences, characteristic and remained solely reserved for Bobby ’Blue’ Bland. Duke-Label & ABC Dunhill Blands voice was always the center of attention. After his huge successes during the 1950s and 1960s for the Duke label, he moved to ABC Dunhill when Duke was sold. He could reach a wider white audience in the early 1970s with his two LPs, ’His California Album’ and ’Dreamer’, plus productions together with B.B. King. ’ Dreamer’ was the record company’s trial to produce an album in California with the cool Soul appeal of the city of Los Angeles.

    As a timeless Soul and Blues classic the album ’Dreamer’ contains the in recent years often sampled track Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City, one of the musical back bones to one of the favorites by Jay Z. The whole album is a wonderful soundtrack for those lonely nights alone and blue in a sleazy joint trying to forget a lost love in a bottle of bourbon. Dreamer ’Dreamer’ is the warm velvet cover against cold loneliness with so many great songs like I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) and Whose Foolin’ Who?, the bluesy Cold Day In Hell, Lovin’ On Borrowed Time and When You Come To The End Of Your Road. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry has indeed the lyrical quality of The Thrill Is Gone.

    The production by Steve Barri and Michael Omartian sounds full and ponderous. The accompanying musicians, guitarists Dean Parks and Larry Carlton, bassist Wilton Felder and drummer Ed Green, ranked as being part in the cream of L.A.’s studio musicians. When ’Dreamer’ was first issued in 1974 a controversial discussion started regarding the production and the arrangements containing a brass section and strings. But now, forty years later, the LP album counts as one of the great masterpieces of its genre and the songs became standards in the repertoires of many Soul and Blues performers.

    Bobby ’Blue’ Bland was inducted into the ’Blues Hall of Fame’ in 1981 and 11 years later the induction into the
    ’Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame’ followed.  He received a Grammy® as a lifetime achievement award in 1997.

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  • Bland Bobby - That’s The Way Love Is – 2 Original Albums + Bonus Singles (CD)

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    Following on from the success of Jasmine’s first volume ’It’s My Life Baby’ (JASCD564) comes this superb new collection consisting of two albums that were hot property during Britain’s Mod movement during the 60s.

    Along with ’Two Steps from the Blues’ and ”Here’s The Man!!!’ there are 5 bonus tracks which include Bobby’s biggest pop hit, the double sided ’Call on Me’ / ’That’s The Way Love Is’.

    With the ability to glide his incredible voice from croon to scream in seconds, Bobby Bland was the epitome of the modern blues singer second only to the great B.B. King.

    This is a must have for any fans of early R&B and blues music.

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  • Bland Bobby - Two Steps From The Blues + 2 bonus (CD)

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    Originally released in 1961, blues singer Bobby Blue” Bland’s legendary Two Steps From The Blues has been repeatedly called ”one of the best blues albums of all time”, and Bland one of the genre’s greatest singers (and top sex symbols in his day), no small feat in a genre so crowded with amazing talent. Throughout 60s and 70s Bland placed over 50 songs on the R&B charts, including ”I Pity The Fool”, which shot to No. 1 and ”Turn On Your Love Light”, a song that shaped the history of both R&B and rock & roll. Bland got his start singing in the early fifties as a member of a loosely knit group of musicians that included Junior Parker, Johnny Ace and B.B. King that formed around Memphis’ famed Beale Street. Together these giants forged the new sound of Memphis blues, a sound that would carry both blues and R&B into the next millennium.”

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  • Bland Bobby - Here`s The Man!!! (180 gram) (LP)

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    This WaxTime collector’s 180 gram limited edition includes 3 bonus tracks, consisting of overlooked gems from the same period: “That’s the Way Love Is,” the poignant “How Does a Cheatin’ Woman Feel,” and the R&B number “Yield Not to Temptation.” All of these soulful and passionate recordings continue to stand the test of time. Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, between 1960 and 1962.

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  • Bland Bobby - Two Steps From The Blues (180 gram) (LP)

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    Originally released in 1961, blues singer Bobby Blue” Bland’s legendary Two Steps From The Blues has been repeatedly called ”one of the best blues albums of all time”, and Bland one of the genre’s greatest singers (and top sex symbols in his day), no small feat in a genre so crowded with amazing talent. Throughout 60s and 70s Bland placed over 50 songs on the R&B charts, including ”I Pity The Fool”, which shot to No. 1 and ”Turn On Your Love Light”, a song that shaped the history of both R&B and rock & roll. Bland got his start singing in the early fifties as a member of a loosely knit group of musicians that included Junior Parker, Johnny Ace and B.B. King that formed around Memphis’ famed Beale Street. Together these giants forged the new sound of Memphis blues, a sound that would carry both blues and R&B into the next millennium.”

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  • Bland Bobby - The Voice (CD)

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    Continuing the Bobby Bland story, we have another 26 sides from the finest of all blues singers, this time dating from 1959-1969, and what could be defined as his soul sides. Bobby Bland covers the whole gamut of blues, R&B and soul on this compilation, with Joe Scott’s arrangements spicing the proceedings with the odd flash of jazzy horn parts. But it’s that voice that holds it all down, with such apparent effortlessness, whether it be on the melancholic Who Will The Next Fool Be”, or rocking out on ”Turn On Your Lovelight”. All of Bland’s major singles are here, alongside a few more obscure titles, like the idiosyncratic ”Blue Moon” and the title track of his most well known album, ”Two Steps From The Blues”. A veritable feast of goodies for lovers of soul, R&B, or just downright great music. File under Essential.”

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