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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 continued to stand aside in the genre throughout his long career -- if he didn't exactly end up a household name, he well should have. He was years removed from his legacy-establishing recordings for the Chess, Modern, and Duke imprints from the 1950s and 1960s when he signed with Malaco Records in 1985, and with his voice starting to show the wear of age and of countless nights of singing, it's easy to be ready to dismiss the nine albums he did for the label between 1985 and 2003. But that would be a mistake, as this 16-track compilation of some of...
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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 continued to stand aside in the genre throughout his long career -- if he didn't exactly end up a household name, he well should have. He was years removed from his legacy-establishing recordings for the Chess, Modern, and Duke imprints from the 1950s and 1960s when he signed with Malaco Records in 1985, and with his voice starting to show the wear of age and of countless nights of singing, it's easy to be ready to dismiss the nine albums he did for the label between 1985 and 2003. But that would be a mistake, as this 16-track compilation of some of the best sides he did for Malaco clearly shows. There's more to a singer than timbre and range. There's also heart and soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Malaco Records
  • UPC: 048021753826
  • Catalog Number: 7538
  • Sales rank: 40,657

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Frederick Knight Background Vocals
Dorothy Moore Background Vocals
The Memphis Horns Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong Trumpet
Robert Basso Violin
Wayne Bennett Guitar
Larry Byrom Guitar, Slide Guitar
Harrison Calloway Trumpet
Duncan Cameron Guitar
Ben Cauley Trumpet
David Chappell Viola
Bob Cheesman Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Mickey Davis Concert Master
Ronnie Eades Baritone Saxophone
Carol Freedman Cello
Ray Griffin Bass
Roger Hawkins Drums
Mike Haynes Trumpet
Catherine Henderson Background Vocals
David Hood Bass
Jim Horn Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Fills
Clayton Ivey Keyboards, Hammond B3
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Jimmy Johnson Rhythm Guitar
Will McFarlane Guitar, Slide Guitar
Steve Patrick Flugelhorn
James Robertson Drums
George Soulé Background Vocals
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Michael Toles Guitar
Carson Whitsett Piano, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Jim Williamson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dino Zimmerman Guitar
Charlotte Chenault Background Vocals
Larry Grisham Harmonica
Geremy Miller Violin
John DiPuccio Violin
Jorge Orbon Violin
Sybil Cheesman Flute
Mei Mei Luo Violin
Steve Sigurdson Cello
Yang Xi Violin
DeAnn Burger Violin
Bob Johnson Electric Piano
Mike Lewis Conductor
Marion Myzko Violin
Stuart MacDonald Violin
Debra Spring Viola
Sam Ray Mosley Guitar
Dennis Solee Alto Saxophone
Alfred Olivo Violin
Jewell Bass Background Vocals
Jesse Robinson Guitar
Quandra Brooks Background Vocals
Valerie Kashimura Background Vocals
Rosalind Lang Violin
Technical Credits
Frederick Knight Producer
Hal Batt Engineer
Harrison Calloway Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Jerry Masters Engineer
Steve Melton Engineer
Charles Rose Horn Arrangements
Wolf Stephenson Engineer
Kent Bruce Engineer
Barney Hoskyns Liner Notes
Mike Lewis String Arrangements
Dennis Hetzendorfter Engineer
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