Years of Tears

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Perhaps no artist has flourished at Malaco more than Bobby "Blue" Bland. Bland's animated, raw voice, though not as wide-ranging, still has a character and quality unmatched in blues, soul or vintage R&B. This CD is his finest for the label since Members Only. The opening number "Somewhere Between Right & Wrong" has a simmering track, Bland's mournful, explosive leads, tasty organ, tight drumming, and on-the-money lyrics from composers Johnny Barranco and Jackson. It sets the stage for nine additional country-tinged and bluesy soul tunes, including three from Frederick Knight, who also produced his compositions. It's not his Duke material, but it's close enough to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Perhaps no artist has flourished at Malaco more than Bobby "Blue" Bland. Bland's animated, raw voice, though not as wide-ranging, still has a character and quality unmatched in blues, soul or vintage R&B. This CD is his finest for the label since Members Only. The opening number "Somewhere Between Right & Wrong" has a simmering track, Bland's mournful, explosive leads, tasty organ, tight drumming, and on-the-money lyrics from composers Johnny Barranco and Jackson. It sets the stage for nine additional country-tinged and bluesy soul tunes, including three from Frederick Knight, who also produced his compositions. It's not his Duke material, but it's close enough to satisfy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/1993
  • Label: Malaco Records
  • UPC: 048021746927
  • Catalog Number: 7469
  • Sales rank: 6,290

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Primary Artist, Vocals
Frederick Knight Background Vocals
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Jewel Bass Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway Trumpet
Bob Cheesman Trumpet
Roger Hawkins Drums
Kelvin Holly Guitar
David Hood Bass
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone
Clayton Ivey Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Valeria Kashimuri Background Vocals
Will McFarlane Guitar
Charles Rose Trombone
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Jim Williamson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Frederick Knight Producer, Contributor
Harrison Calloway Horn Arrangements
Tommy Couch Producer
Roger Hawkins Contributor
Jerry Masters Engineer
Steve Melton Engineer
Wolf Stephenson Producer, Engineer
Tracy Applewhite Cover Design
John Lands Composer
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