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Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)

Larry The Radio Guy 24 Jun 13 - 01:18 AM
Will Fly 24 Jun 13 - 04:37 AM
Larry The Radio Guy 24 Jun 13 - 02:20 PM
Will Fly 24 Jun 13 - 02:24 PM
Bobert 24 Jun 13 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,gillymor 24 Jun 13 - 03:09 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 24 Jun 13 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,bankley 24 Jun 13 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,Henry Krinkle aka Niggardly Bastard 24 Jun 13 - 07:47 PM
Ron Davies 24 Jun 13 - 07:47 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 24 Jun 13 - 08:02 PM
Ron Davies 24 Jun 13 - 08:09 PM
Janie 24 Jun 13 - 10:25 PM
Vic Smith 25 Jun 13 - 06:35 AM
GUEST,Dave Illingworth 25 Jun 13 - 10:40 AM
fat B****rd 25 Jun 13 - 01:20 PM
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Subject: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 01:18 AM

One of the greats!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/bobby-blue-bland-dead-blues-singer-obituary_n_3488362.html


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 04:37 AM

Absolutely, Larry - one of the all-time great soul and blues singers. I think my favourite among his recordings is, "Ain't Nothin' You Can Do." Wonderful stuff.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 02:20 PM

I have a 45 of that one, Will. The one I most remember is the first song I ever heard by him...in 1961. Turn On Your Lovelight.

I'm surprised that more Mudcatters aren't interested in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 02:24 PM

Well, perhaps when the US time zone kicks in, there'll be a bit more interest! :-)

It's possible, of course, that the musical style of Bobby Bland falls in between various stools - blues, folk, etc. - that doesn't engage some folks on this forum.

But who cares - he was a wonderful performer - and we love him!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 02:27 PM

Bummer...

He was one of the best...

B~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 03:09 PM

At least we still have his music. I saw him with B.B. some time ago and it was a great concert. How those two got on.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 07:32 PM

Here's a great vocal performance from Bobby Blue Bland. (also gives me some practice using the blue clicky)

I'll Be Your Fool Once More


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 07:35 PM

RIP Mister Bland. Mr. Voice. I had the great fortune of hearing him once at a blues fest in Toronto years ago. There were some great performances that day. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, James Cotton. The Johnny Otis Revue, Harvey Mandel, Roy Buchanan . We played last. man, I was intimidated by these cats. Bobby Bland and Roy stood out the most for me. Good times


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: GUEST,Henry Krinkle aka Niggardly Bastard
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 07:47 PM

I wore out a live album he did with B.B. King.
RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 07:47 PM

A great blues singer.   But something is wrong in the title, it appears. Article says he was 83.   But 1920- 2013 would make him 93. I suspect the article is correct.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 08:02 PM

I'm pretty sure that 1920 is a typo---according his biography he was born in 1930. I'm not sure who put those dates up there; I just put it as "obit: Bobby Blue Bland".


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 08:09 PM

Wow, our thread titles are edited by an unseen hand?    That sounds just slightly Orwellian.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Janie
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 10:25 PM

I was lucky to see him perform several times over a number of years. One of the best shows was an outdoor venue in Ohio where he and Ray Charles were billed back-to-back and performed a song or two together.

Rest in Peace, BBB.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 06:35 AM

Tony Russell's obituary of Bobby plus a fine Youtube video of the man in full cry by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: GUEST,Dave Illingworth
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 10:40 AM

I have loved his records since the late fifties.   Marvellous to see him in Hammersmith (London) in the early eighties. He was never as universally popular as others in the soul/blues style, but certainly deserved to be.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Blue Bland (1920-2013)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 01:20 PM

One of my all time favourites. I used to 'do' Turn On Your Love Light, but never anywhere like THAT voice. Lots of great songs as well.
RIP Bobby


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