Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Duke Recordings

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Duke Recordings

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by Bobby "Blue" Bland
     
 
This single-disc compilation cherry-picks through MCA's three two-disc anthology sets and puts together 16 tracks of essential Bland, starting with 1957's "Farther up the Road" and ending up with his 1969 reading of Big Joe Turner's "Chains of Love." It gathers up all the biggies: "Turn on Your Lovelight," "I Pity the Fool," "Stormy

Overview

This single-disc compilation cherry-picks through MCA's three two-disc anthology sets and puts together 16 tracks of essential Bland, starting with 1957's "Farther up the Road" and ending up with his 1969 reading of Big Joe Turner's "Chains of Love." It gathers up all the biggies: "Turn on Your Lovelight," "I Pity the Fool," "Stormy Monday Blues," "Call On Me," "I'll Take Care of You," and the transfers are exemplary. While it obviously leaves off a few of the early favorites -- "Little Boy Blue" is almost inexcusable in its absence -- this and its companion volume will be the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore the Bobby Bland collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811178321
catalogNumber:
11783
Rank:
27191

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Primary Artist,Vocals
Phil Upchurch   Bass
Jimmy Beck   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Johnny Board   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Skippy Brooks   Piano
Pluma Davis   Trombone
Bobby Forte   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Freeman   Drums
Bill Harvey   Tenor Saxophone
Hamp Simmons   Bass
Gerald Sims   Guitar
John Starks   Drums
L.A. Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Reynolds   Organ
Joe Scott   Trumpet
Johnny Young   Piano

Technical Credits

Monk Higgins   Composer
Bell   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Don Robey   Composer
Chris Morris   Liner Notes
Harry Van Walls   Composer
Jay Wellington   Arranger
Ahmet Nugetre   Composer
Joe Veasey   Composer

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Duke Recordings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RatPackFan More than 1 year ago
What can I say? The best stuff of this king of the blue sand it really makes a difference hearing it from CD. Too many times, the old recordings are used by learners to do blues solos and other stuff. Hey, where do you think guys like Jimmy Page etc. get their chops? They have to learn and Bobby "Blue Bland is one they turn to time and time again, and then they go out and pioneer. Still it's nice to know that the old guard blues guys like Bland haven't been forgotten and are still respected. Get this one and experience the best blues that you can.