Bobby Bland – The Singles Collection: 1951-62 (2016)

Artist: Bobby Bland
Title: The Singles Collection: 1951-62
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Acrobat Records
Genre: Blues, R&B, Soul
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 73:55
Total Size: 352 MB

CD 1:
1. Love You Till The Day I Die (w. Roscoe Gordon) (3:17)
2. Crying All Night Long (w. Roscoe Gordon & His Orchestra) (3:04)
3. Dry Up Baby (w. Roscoe Gordon & His Orchestra) (2:02)
4. Good Lovin’ (w. Roscoe Gordon & His Orchestra) (2:24)
5. Letter From A Trench In Korea (w. Roscoe Gordon & His Orchestra) (2:52)
6. Crying (w. Roscoe Gordon & His Orchestra) (3:00)
7. I.O.U. Blues (3:12)
8. Lovin’ Blues (3:19)
9. Army Blues (2:42)
10. No Blow, No Show (3:01)
11. Time Out (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra) (2:51)
12. It’s My Life, Baby (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra) (2:46)
13. Woke Up Screaming (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra) (2:48)
14. You Or None (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra) (2:54)
15. You’ve Got Bad Intentions (w. Bill Harvey’s Band) (2:33)
16. I Can’t Put You Down Baby (w. Bill Harvey’s Band) (2:39)
17. I Learned My Lesson (w. Bill Harvey’s Band) (2:48)
18. I Don’t Believe (w. Bill Harvey’s Band) (2:42)
19. Don’t Want No Woman (w. Bill Harvey’s Orchestra) (2:40)
20. I Smell Trouble (w. Bill Harvey’s Orchestra) (2:33)
21. Farther Up The Road (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra) (3:00)
22. Sometime Tomorrow (w. The Bill Harvey Orchestra & The Joe Scott Singers) (2:26)
23. Teach Me (How To Love You) (2:11)
24. Bobby’s Blues (2:21)
25. You Got Me Where You Want Me (2:30)
26. Loan A Helping Hand (2:26)
27. Little Boy Blue (2:37)
CD 2:
01. Last Night (2:52)
02. You Did Me Wrong (2:35)
03. I Lost Sight Of The World (2:35)
04. Wishing Well (2:34)
05. I’m Not Ashamed (2:35)
06. Is It Real (2:27)
07. Someday (2:11)
08. I’ll Take Care Of You (2:23)
09. That’s Why (1:51)
10. Lead Me On (2:04)
11. Hold Me Tenderly (2:18)
12. Cry Cry Cry (2:42)
13. I’ve Been Wrong So Long (2:19)
14. I Pity The Fool (2:42)
15. Close Yo You (2:04)
16. Don’t Cry No More (2:27)
17. How Does A Cheatin’ Woman Feel (2:36)
18. Ain’t That Lovin’ You (2:31)
19. Jelly Jelly Jelly (3:22)
20. Saint James Infirmary (2:24)
21. Turn On Your Love Light (2:33)
22. You’re The One (That I Need) (2:32)
23. Who Will The Next Fool Be (2:26)
24. Blue Moon (2:13)
25. Yield Not To Temptation (2:34)
26. Stormy Monday Blues (4:02)
27. Your Friends (2:29)
28. That’s The Way Love Is (2:36)
29. Call On Me (2:29)

Bobby Bland, often known as Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, was one of the best blues, R&B and soul singers of the post-war era, recognized 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, and 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. /Amazon

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