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Bobby Blue Bland
Blues & Ballads
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
This compendium of tracks cut over nearly a quarter-century begins with "I've Been Wrong So Long," one of the most dramatic performances of the '60s. This is a hard act to follow, but Bland's output during most of the peri...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bobby Blue Bland
Title: Blues & Ballads
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Classic R&B, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811197728, 0008811197728, 008811197742, 008811197728

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This compendium of tracks cut over nearly a quarter-century begins with "I've Been Wrong So Long," one of the most dramatic performances of the '60s. This is a hard act to follow, but Bland's output during most of the period covered here--his years with Duke, Dunhill, and MCA Records, ending in the early '80s--is one of the most consistent catalogs in R&B. So Blues and Ballads can focus as much on covers of other singers' hits as on Bland's signature pieces and succeed mightily. The man they call "the Sinatra of the blues" is indeed one of the only artists who could approach the sensitivity of Ray Charles's reading of "Georgia on My Mind"--and he does. --Rickey Wright

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CD Reviews

Great urban r & b.
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 03/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"a compilation of blues and ballads recorded between 1960 and 1983. nobody does this type of material any better than mr bland. his wonderful, sonorous voice is on heavenly display throughout this collection of elegant urban r & b. if you have no bobby bland recordings, you couldn't go wrong to start here. a fine and rewarding compilation, indeed."