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In his prime...,
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This review is from: The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Audio CD)
This is a fabulous collection of Bobby Bland in his early and outstanding years. This collection is worth the money for the first track alone ('I pity the Fool'), but there is barely a duff track on the whole set. Sure there are one or two fillers and the occasional, but unfortunately not untypical bits of blues misogeny (put up with me at any cost or get lost etc.....), but as a whole, this is simply brilliant. His voice is outstanding and many tracks simply bristle with energy. Fantastic horn sections, brilliant guitar, obviously the template for Paul Butterfield's band after 'East/West'. Just get it ... you'll love it.