Midnight Run

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Bobby "Blue" Bland was recording for Malaco in the '80s and '90s, many blues experts asserted that he was past his prime -- and they were right. Bland had done his best work for Duke in the '50s and '60s, and his voice wasn't what it once was. But the blues/soul singer was still capable of delivering a worthwhile album, and he still had a loyal fan base. In fact, the singer was a consistent seller for Malaco, which could generally be counted on to give him good or excellent material to work with. Recorded when Bland was in his late fifties, Midnight Run isn't remarkable but is generally decent. The production of Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson is rock solid, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Bobby "Blue" Bland was recording for Malaco in the '80s and '90s, many blues experts asserted that he was past his prime -- and they were right. Bland had done his best work for Duke in the '50s and '60s, and his voice wasn't what it once was. But the blues/soul singer was still capable of delivering a worthwhile album, and he still had a loyal fan base. In fact, the singer was a consistent seller for Malaco, which could generally be counted on to give him good or excellent material to work with. Recorded when Bland was in his late fifties, Midnight Run isn't remarkable but is generally decent. The production of Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson is rock solid, and Bland is soulful and satisfying on the amusing "Take off Your Shoes," the reggae-influenced title song, and arrangements of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and the Mel & Tim hit "Starting All Over Again." Although casual listeners would be better off with a collection of Bland's Duke material, Midnight Run is a CD that his hardcore fans will enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/1989
  • Label: Malaco Records
  • UPC: 048021745029
  • Catalog Number: 7450
  • Sales rank: 46,337

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Frederick Knight Background Vocals
Pete Carr Guitar
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Jewel Bass Background Vocals
Robert Basso Strings
Mickey Buckins Percussion
Harrison Calloway Horn
Duncan Cameron Guitar
David Chappell Strings
Carol Freedman Strings
Ray Griffin Bass
Mike Haynes Horn
David Hood Bass
Jim Horn Horn
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Roslind Lang Strings
Steve Nathan Keyboards
James Robertson Drums
Charles Rose Horn
Harvey Thompson Horn
Michael Toles Guitar
Carson Whitsett Keyboards
Geremy Miller Strings
John DiPuccio Strings
Jorge Orbon Strings
Stuart McDonald Strings
Debra Spring Strings
Technical Credits
Harrison Calloway Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tommy Couch Producer
Tom Easley Engineer
Steve Melton Engineer
Don Robey Composer
Wolf Stephenson Producer, Engineer
Robert A. Johnson Composer
P.R. Allen Cover Design
Nathaniel Baldwin Engineer
Joseph Scott Composer
Sam Ray Mosley Composer
Joseph Medwick Composer
Alonzo Peters Composer
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