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

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

by Bobby "Blue" Bland
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988056426
catalogNumber:
564

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love You till the Day I Die
  2. Crying All Night Long
  3. Dry Up Baby
  4. Love My Baby
  5. Drifting From Town to Town
  6. Good Lovin'
  7. I.O.U. Blues
  8. Lovin' Blues
  9. No Blow No Show
  10. Army Blues
  11. Wise Man Blues
  12. Lost Lover Blues
  13. Honey Bee
  14. It's My Life Baby
  15. Time Out
  16. You or None
  17. I Woke Up Screaming
  18. A Million Miles From Nowhere
  19. You've Got Bad Intentions
  20. I Can't Put You Down

Disc 2

  1. I Don't Believe
  2. I Learned My Lesson
  3. I Smell Trouble
  4. Don't Want No Woman
  5. Sometime Tomorrow
  6. Further On Up the Road
  7. Bobby's Blues
  8. Teach Me How To Love You
  9. Loan a Helping Hand
  10. You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
  11. Last Night
  12. Little Boy Blue
  13. You Did Me Wrong
  14. I Lost Sight of the World
  15. I'm Not Ashamed
  16. Wishing Well
  17. Is It Real
  18. Someday
  19. That's Why
  20. I'll Take Care of You
  21. Hold Me Tenderly
  22. Lead Me On
  23. Cry Cry Cry
  24. I've Been Wrong For So Long
  25. I Pity the Fool
  26. Close To You

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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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