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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings

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  • Audio CD (4 Sept. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000009D21
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,466 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. This Time I'm Gone For Good
  2. Goin' Down Slow
  3. I Would'nt Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
  4. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
  5. Yolanda
  6. I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry
  7. Today I Started Loving You Again
  8. I Hate You
  9. The Soul Of A Man
  10. It Ain't The Real Thing
  11. Sittin' On A Poor Man's Throne
  12. Let The Good Times Roll
  13. You'd Be A Millionaire
  14. Love To See You Smile
  15. Recess In Heaven
  16. Soon As The Weather Breaks

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The first-ever compilation from a great era in Bobby's career. It's packed with R&B hits from the '70s and early '80s-and half the tracks are making their CD debut! Includes Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City; I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (the Way You Treated Me); This Time I'm Gone For Good; Today I Started Loving You Again; Let the Good Times Roll (live with B.B. King!), and 11 more silky smooth blues.

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Bobby Bland's uptown, brass-and-strings-drenched blues kept him on the charts long after gut-bucket kings such as Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters had dropped from black-radio airwaves. The artistic successes chronicled on this second volume of his greatest hits shouldn't come as a surprise, then, despite the frequent input of ultracommercial producer Steve Barri, who'd crafted AM hits for acts as diverse as the Grass Roots and the post-Motown Four Tops. Even with some accommodations to trends (the disco beat of "The Soul of a Man," chicken-scratching guitars here, there, and everywhere), Bland kept on being Bland, cutting country songs ("Today I Started Loving You Again") and blues standards ("Goin' Down Slow") and investing Dan Penn's "I Hate You" with a unique pungency. This disc performs a valuable service in lifting the veil from an often-overlooked period in the career of one of American music's most important interpretive singers. --Rickey Wright

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Format: Audio CD
Subtitled "The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings" this 16-track 1998 USA-only CD compilation is a deceptive little bugger that packs a whole lot more punch than its naff title and sleeve would suggest. It covers the period 1973 to 1982 and therefore gives us some great-sounding remasters from a criminally under-represented part of Bland's extraordinary career.

Released July 1998 in the USA (2000 in the UK) - here's the breakdown for Universal/MCA MCAD-11809 (Barcode 008811180928) on CD (69:33 minutes):
1. This Time I'm Gone For Good
2. Goin' Down Slow
3. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
4. Ain't No Love In the Heart Of The City
5. Yolanda
6. I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry
7. Today I Started Loving You Again
8. I Hate You
9. The Soul Of A Man
10. It Ain't The Real Thing
11. Sittin' On A Poor Man's Throne
12. Let The Good Times Roll [Live] with B.B. KING
13.You'd Be A Millionaire
14. Love To See You Smile
15.Recess In Heaven
16. Soon As The Weather Breaks

(US Album catalogue numbers)
Tracks 1 and 2 are from the LP "His California Album", 1973 on Dunhill 50163
Tracks 3 to 6 are from "Dreamer", 1974 on Dunhill 50169
Tracks 7 and 8 are from "Get Down With", 1975 on ABC 895
Tracks 9 to 11 are from "Reflections In Blue", 1978 on ABC 1018
Track 12 is from Together Again...
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By A Customer on 6 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you like music that falls in between soul and the blues this is for you. A voice with a tone between velvet and a rasp, Bobby Bland is one of those hidden treasures that you find occasionally via the most circuitous roots. Backed by one of the best sets of R&B musicians this stuff evokes early Stax and has some of the best grooves youare ever likely to hear. Its amazing that his stuff is not better known. I went straight back onto the site and ordered another one!
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A great great compilation of the late great man's ABC years.If you're into voices of soul and blues you need this album.Bobby's well compiled from the 50s and 60s but I could only find this one from the 70s. A marvellous compilation from one of the most soulful voices ever.
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this is a budget look at bobby's abc albums.
not bad but this should have included spotlight and imagination.
two fantastic songs from California.
I suppose the idea is for you to buy all of the parent cds.
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As I am a blues, soul & r&b fan, I can only say that I enjoyed this album very much. For anybody who is interested in hearing a smoother blues sound that is equally heartfelt, check this out.
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