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Bobby "Blue" Bland: Live from Beale Street

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Director: Ron Yager

Cast: Bobby 'Blue' Bland

     
 

Originally recorded live at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, TN, this DVD combines some of Bobby "Blue" Blands' newer selections as well as several tried and true crowd pleases. Some of the featured songs include "St. James Infirmary," "Farther On Up the Road," "That's the Way Love Is," "I Pity the Fool," and "Soon As the Weather Breaks." A medley between Bland and…  See more details below

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Originally recorded live at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, TN, this DVD combines some of Bobby "Blue" Blands' newer selections as well as several tried and true crowd pleases. Some of the featured songs include "St. James Infirmary," "Farther On Up the Road," "That's the Way Love Is," "I Pity the Fool," and "Soon As the Weather Breaks." A medley between Bland and guest stars Johnnie Taylor and Bobby Rush breathe new life into "Stormy Monday," rounding out this already worthy addition to any Bland fans collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0048021903696
Original Release:
1997
Source:
Malaco Records
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
36,783

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. When Your Love Is Not Around [1:54]
3. That's the Way Love Is [3:19]
4. Love of Mine [2:58]
5. As Soon as the Weather Breaks [5:59]
6. Further on up the Road [1:24]
7. I Pity the Fool [1:47]
8. Ain't No Sunshine [5:58]
9. St. James Infirmary [2:19]
10. I'll Take Care of You [5:08]
11. You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal [4:10]
12. Sunday Mornin' Love [2:17]
13. If You're Gonna Walk on My Love [6:47]
14. Stormy Monday [4:17]
15. Double Trouble [2:01]
16. She's Puttin' Somethin' in My Food [1:40]
17. Members Only [3:09]
18. 24 Hours of the Day [1:06]

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Bobby "Blue" Bland: Live from Beale Street 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Much has been made about Bobby Bland's voice not being what it once was. He is still one of the great ones, and if one weren't aware how truly extraordinary he once was, listening to him now wouldn't be quite so depressing. But, except for the occasional trademark phlegm induced growl he'll let out, he is still great. This CD was recorded at the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis where Bland made a name for himself. He is in good form as is his solid rhythm section. The real treat is that for recording purposes Bland and Malaco Records added a keyboard player to his regular band. They got renowned songwriter and session man Carson Whitsett, who played on several Bland albums as Malaco's band leader. Whitsett is absolutely terrific. His B-3 organ work really adds life to this concert, especially since Bland's horn section unfortunately gets worse and worse as the show progresses. Southern Soul fans will be delighted as 'Bad' Bobby Rush and Johnnie Taylor join Bland on stage. Rush is typically hilarious, and J.T., in one of his last appearances, shows what an absolute superstar he was as he belts out the Bland staple 'Stormy Monday'. Among the highlights are three songs that appeared on Bland's 1961 landmark Two Steps From the Blues album: 'I Pity the Fool', 'St. James Infirmary', and the wonderful 'I'll Take Care Of You'. The band is especially tight on Tommy Tate's and Cookie Palmer's 'Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time' originally released on Malaco in 1987. Another great moment is Bill Wither's 'Ain't No Sunshine'. Somewhat ironically, the original was produced by Booker T. Jones, who also played on it. Whitsett, whose playing as the song ends is almost epic, replaced Jones for a while with the MGs. All and all, this is an excellent live Blues show that holds up very well amongst the recordings of the legendary Bobby 'Blue' Bland. It is also available on VHS and DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although some of his detractors say his voice is not what it once was. They, however, can not deny that this performance demonstrates that he is still the undisputed best blues singer of all times. Bobby “Blue” Bland continues to please his fans throughout the world, proving once again that he is the exception of what a fine accomplished blues singer should sound like after fifty plus years in the business.