It's My Life, Baby: The Singles As & Bs (1951-1960)

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bobby Bland's gospel-inflected vocals and sophisticated phrasing set him aside from the typical R&B blues singer, and he only got better at it as he went along in his career. This two-disc, 46-track set collects all of his early singles, both A and B sides, for the Chess, Modern, and Duke labels between 1951 and 1960, including his signature hit "Further on Up the Road," which features some hot riffing from guitarist Pat Hare.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bobby Bland's gospel-inflected vocals and sophisticated phrasing set him aside from the typical R&B blues singer, and he only got better at it as he went along in his career. This two-disc, 46-track set collects all of his early singles, both A and B sides, for the Chess, Modern, and Duke labels between 1951 and 1960, including his signature hit "Further on Up the Road," which features some hot riffing from guitarist Pat Hare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988056426
  • Catalog Number: 564
  • Sales rank: 131,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love You till the Day I Die - Roscoe Gordon (3:17)
  2. 2 Crying All Night Long - Roscoe Gordon (3:03)
  3. 3 Dry Up Baby - Roscoe Gordon (2:01)
  4. 4 Love My Baby (3:00)
  5. 5 Drifting From Town to Town - Ike Turner Orchestra (3:03)
  6. 6 Good Lovin' - Ike Turner Orchestra (2:23)
  7. 7 I.O.U. Blues - Beale Streeters (3:11)
  8. 8 Lovin' Blues - Beale Streeters (3:18)
  9. 9 No Blow No Show (3:00)
  10. 10 Army Blues (2:40)
  11. 11 Wise Man Blues (2:51)
  12. 12 Lost Lover Blues - Bill Harvey & His Orchestra (2:36)
  13. 13 Honey Bee - Bill Harvey & His Orchestra (2:30)
  14. 14 It's My Life Baby - Bill Harvey & His Orchestra (2:43)
  15. 15 Time Out - Bill Harvey & His Orchestra (2:50)
  16. 16 You or None (2:53)
  17. 17 I Woke Up Screaming (2:47)
  18. 18 A Million Miles From Nowhere (2:52)
  19. 19 You've Got Bad Intentions - Bill Harvey's Band (2:32)
  20. 20 I Can't Put You Down - Bill Harvey's Band (2:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Don't Believe - Onzie Horne's Orchestra (2:42)
  2. 2 I Learned My Lesson - Onzie Horne's Orchestra (2:47)
  3. 3 I Smell Trouble - Bill Harvey's Orchestra (2:37)
  4. 4 Don't Want No Woman - Bill Harvey's Orchestra (2:40)
  5. 5 Sometime Tomorrow (2:25)
  6. 6 Further On Up the Road (2:59)
  7. 7 Bobby's Blues (2:19)
  8. 8 Teach Me How To Love You (2:10)
  9. 9 Loan a Helping Hand (2:26)
  10. 10 You Got Me (Where You Want Me) (2:28)
  11. 11 Last Night (2:52)
  12. 12 Little Boy Blue (2:39)
  13. 13 You Did Me Wrong (2:36)
  14. 14 I Lost Sight of the World (2:35)
  15. 15 I'm Not Ashamed (2:36)
  16. 16 Wishing Well (2:35)
  17. 17 Is It Real (2:27)
  18. 18 Someday (2:12)
  19. 19 That's Why (1:53)
  20. 20 I'll Take Care of You (2:19)
  21. 21 Hold Me Tenderly (2:19)
  22. 22 Lead Me On (2:05)
  23. 23 Cry Cry Cry (2:43)
  24. 24 I've Been Wrong For So Long (2:20)
  25. 25 I Pity the Fool (2:43)
  26. 26 Close To You (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Johnny Ace Organ, Piano
Roy Gaines Guitar
Jimmy Beck Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Board Tenor Saxophone
Rayfield Davers Bass, Baritone Saxophone
Pluma Davis Bass, Trombone
Earl Forest Drums
Sonny Freeman Drums
Pat Hare Guitar
Bill Harvey Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Holliman Guitar
Ike Turner Piano
George Joyner Bass
B.B. King Guitar
Junior Parker Harmonica, Vocals
Hamp Simmons Bass
John Starks Bass, Drums
Willie Wilkes Tenor Saxophone
Adolph Duncan Tenor Saxophone
L.A. Hill Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Reynolds Organ, Piano
Onzie Horne Piano, Vibes
Matt Murphy Guitar
Joe Scott Trumpet
Johnny Brown Guitar
L.C. Dranes Drums
Connie Mack Booker Piano
Wayne Benett Guitar
Robert Bland Vocals
Melvin Jackson Trumpet
Roscoe Gordon Piano
Joe Scott Singers Vocals
Robert Skinner Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Composer
Ray Agee Composer
Bob Fisher Liner Notes
Willie Headen Composer
Joe Veasey Composer
Benton Composer
Mattis Composer
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