Bobby Blue Bland, singer
birth name: Robert Calvin Bland

Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

January 27, 1930, Rosemark, TN ~ June 23, 2013, Memphis, TN

One of the main purveyors of the new Soul-Blues sound along with Little Willie John, Sam Cooke, Jimmy McCracklin, Junior Parker, Little Milton, and Ray Charles. These men mixed Gospel and R&B with Blues and created an innovative sound. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland didn't play any instruments or write any music, but what Bobby brought to the songs made it his own all the way. ~ Livin' Blues: Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland ~ retrieved July 8, 2013 © Livin' Blues

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January 27, 2013 ~ UK Top 100 ~ #3 (4) Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble ~ #2 (1) featuring Britney Spears, Scream & Shout ~ #1 (-) Bingo Players featuring Far East, Get Up (Rattle)


All Bland had to offer was his magnificent voice, a tremendously powerful instrument in his early heyday, injected with charisma and melisma to spare. ~ Allmusic: Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland ~ retrieved July 8, 2013 © Allmusic

Bobby Blue Bland ~ Awarded a 1997 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bobby Blue Bland ~ Two Steps From The Blues (1961) ~ Ranked #211 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012.

Bobby Blue Bland ~ Turn On Your Lovelight (Malone/Scott) ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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