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The '3Bs' Blues Boy [CD]

Bobby "Blue" Bland Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Jan 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0000009G8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. No Blow, No Show
2. Wise Man's Blues
3. Army Blues
4. Lost Lover Blues
5. It's My Life Baby
6. Honey Bee
7. Time Out
8. Million Miles From Nowhere
9. Woke Up Screaming
10. You've Got Bad Intentions
11. I Can't Put You Down Baby
12. I Don't Believe
13. I Learned My Lesson
14. I Smell Trouble
15. Don't Want No Woman
16. Further Up the Road
17. Teach Me
18. Bobby's Blues
19. You Got Me
20. Loan a Helping Hand
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blues Boy 19 May 2011
By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Bobby Bland, who is up there among the Soul Singer all-time greats, recorded from 1952 to 1969 (when the label was sold to ABC) for the Duke/Peacock label out of Houston, Texas. In the eyes of many commentators, self included, his best work was produced during this timeframe. Those geat people at Ace have produced two best-of sets, the first of which, "Bobby "Blue" Bland: The "3B" Blues Boy: The Blues Years 1952-1959" covers the period up to 1959, and the second, "The Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-1969", up to the end of the Duke sojourne. Broadly these split between the more traditional guitar-led and horns driven, Texas blues, on the first, and his, probably more familiar, soul material, on the second. I should add that the usual excellent Ace Notes are included.

This is the first of those albums. While showing considerably less variation than his later recordings, it's is as good a set of Texas blues as you are likely to find anywhere. T-Bone Walker was the original inspiration for much of the electric Texas Blues but there were others such as Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Pee Wee Crayton who contributed. Bland's very first recordings (prior to Duke) were made for the Modern label which utilised artists from Memphis, Tennessee, which was where Bland spent his formative years. He mixed with BB King and Johnny Ace in the Memphis-based Beale Streeters so it's very likely that King was also a major influence on the sound that Duke produced with Bland.

None of these tracks are likely to be familiar to the casual fan other than possibly, "Further on up the Road" which several blues and rock guitarists, not least of whom is Eric Clapton, have recorded. However they are uniformly excellent. Small band with stinging electric guitar lead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why am I the first? 11 April 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I have had this album for several years, and have enjoyed listening to it many times. Bobby Bland has a wonderful voice, and he sings the blues here to great effect, even if it was recorded before I was born. If I didn't already have it I'd certainly buy it - maybe I'll buy it for a friend anyway
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