Bobby "Blue" Bland was performing live up until he just couldn't do it anymore. He passed away yesterday at the age of 83.
Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Two Steps From The Blues" is the best rhythm and blues record ever recorded. There, I've said it. Others have said it too, but I'll guess not everyone reading has heard it. You've seen it in record shops, referenced in music bios, and talked about in interviews with musicians the record has influenced. Most, if not all, has been covered countless times by artists like Elvis Costello and Van Morrison and as recently as James Hunter. But have you heard it? All of it?
(This post was updated from a previous post from January of 2012.)
CRY CRY CRY
I'M NOT ASHAMED
DON'T CRY NO MORE