Mr Bobby Blue Bland

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    Loved the man. Oddly enough, I'm sitting here with my Tele, just noodling along with the songs on the Xfinity blues channel, and they just played "I Pity the Fool."
     
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    The definitive version. Wayne Bennett on guitar :cool:

     
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    Love, love, love Bobby Bland! One of the best R&B singers ever. He could be smooth as silk or have a growl at any given moment. I really like the arrangements for his records of the 1960's.



     
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    Great singer!
     
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    I was lucky enough to have seen him about 3 or 4 times in the late '60s-early '70s - with Wayne Bennett and Mel Brown - in black nightclubs in LA and Oakland. He had a Revue - MC, the band played 2 or three songs, a warm up singer and then the BIG INTRO - ladies and gentleman THE MAN Bobby Blue Bland. Bobby looking good in a sharkskin suit and a process pomp. Folks were out for an evening - dressed well, smelling good, dancing - and thick cigarette smoke and cognac and scotch flowing. Very fine times.
     
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    I saw him in Columbus, Georgia, on a double-bill with B.B King in the late 70s. One of my favorite concert memories. I got to shake each one's hand.
     
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