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Two Steps from the Blues (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks)

5 July 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Release Date: 5 July 2013
  • Label: Blues Classics
  • Copyright: (p) Salt & Pepper
  • Total Length: 35:57
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00DQU6V9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,919 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By thestaxman on 21 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Good God almighty! If you have any affinity for any kind of music, buy this album! The effect this astonishing collection of singles had is still felt more than forty years after its initial release. The songs are simply stunning, and Bland's voice is truly phenomenal. Any singer who ever belted out a single note OWES Bobby "Blue" Bland. For those who have heard nothing but the man's latter day work with Malaco, this is nothing short of a revelation. This was one of the most amazing voices on God's green earth. He's somehow like a cross between Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, and Brook Benton, but with the strength of all three combined. Listening to this will make you realize how right B.B. King was when he said, "Me and Little Milton, we did alright, but NOBODY could move a crowd like Bobby Bland."
My only complaint is that these songs and the album itself are over far too early. Some of the songs barely make it over two minutes, but that was how they were done in those days. But I can't stress the greatness of this album and the magnitude of its impact enough. Along with James Brown's Live At the Apollo, this is arguably the most important and influential Soul album of all time.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
If you're only going to buy one Bobby "Blues Boy" Bland album then make it this one.

In common with many, I used to listen to the Mike Raven r'n'b show in the early/mid 60's, every day, early evening on one of the pirate radio stations. I was living in Kent at the time so reception was good on the pirates. Very fond memories. Mike used to go on about the 3 B's - his name for Solomon Burke, James Brown, and Bobby Bland. Burke had already had hits in the UK but Brown and Bland were pretty well unknown at that time. The late Mr Show Business, James Brown, is now a household name but Bobby has never gained the fame that should have come his way. This album was one I searched out so it's the first time I really heard the man apart from the snippets on the Raven show. I would add that its overall sound came as quite as quite a shock. There was nothing else like it on the soul cum R&B scene. Apart from one track "I don't want no woman", which was a very good example of small band Texas Blues with strong lead guitar, the style of the others was unfamilar. This was for two reasons. Bland's own voice was most unusual. I have seen plenty of references to his "crying style", and, by god, can he cry, but comparisons just don't do him justice. There's agony on almost every number. Julie London and her "Cry me a River" has nothing on our Bobby! But the voice was also superbly complemented by Joe Scott's magnificent orchestra with sweeps and flourishes on almost every number plus horn driven punch for the emphatic moments. Listen to "I pity the fool". Essentially a 12 bar blues but it sounds like a mini opera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark wilkinson on 2 July 2014
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Essential listening for serious American R+B afficionados. a replacement for my vinyl.
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By Paul Simpson on 27 April 2014
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Fantastic blues from the master himself. I love the track I Pity The Fool. All the tracks are digitally remastered, the sound is superb.
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By Paul Chassang on 6 Nov. 2014
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a must-have blues album for any blues aficionados
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