Bobby Blue Bland

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  1. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's

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    Love his version of Stormy Monday with Wayne Bennett on guitar.

    One of the best " blues " vocalists ever... :cool:
     
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    After my junior year in high school, I worked wash8ng and lubing cars at the Chrysler dealership. They hired a fellow who had given up singing blues when he ‘got religion’. That summer I learned who Bobby Blue Bland was....because my coworker could sing everything that Bland had recorded...and he sounded just like the cut above. The concrete wash stalls resounded with a capella blues singing of the finest kind.
    Funny thing.....that was the year that Jeannie C. Riley had her big country hit...Harper Valley PTA, and the fellow I worked with loved that song, too. One day, a Lubbock radio station played that song all day long.....and we listened and sang along all day long.
     
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    a favorite!

     
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    I got to see Bobby in the late ‘70’s when he was really on. Unbelievable band; and Bobby blew my mind.
    I’ve seen him several times since, but he was nothing like that one night. Might be the best show I’ve ever seen.
     
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    I grew up with this song - but the version I knew was the Greatful Dead w/ Pigpen. And they could stretch it, and jam it intensely. I was there at the Fillmore West one night when Janis Joplin jumped up and sang with them.

    I wouldn't say the Dead did it better or worse. They just did it their way, and in those days that was a wonderful thing.

    Thanks for the memory.
     
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    Saw him with BB King and Clarence Carter - great concert.
     
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    If he'd done nothing but "Turn on your Lovelight" he'd still be one of the greats of the blues. Like jhundt, I used to see the Grateful Dead play it with Pigpen, but I knew the song from listening to late night R&B stations on my little transistor radio.

    Bobby's album with B.B. King is worth checking out, too.
     
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