Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Influential Bobby (Blue) Bland

Bobby (Blue) Bland, Soul and Blues Balladeer, Dies at 83. (The New York Times, 6/25/2013)

Photo credit:  Masahiro Sumori via Wikipedia

Between March 1957 and December 1974, Bobby Bland's singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100.a total of 37 times.  Only 1 of them ("Ain't Nothing You Can Do", a 1964 release) reached the top 20 . 

"Turn On Your Love Light" reached #28 in late January 1962.

Quite the cover version!

From the group best known for "Nobody But Me" (1968).

An instrumental version.

Jammin'  Stretched out to 30+ minutes.

The Allmans clock in at an economical 10:24.

Even Jerry Lee Lewis covered it . (From 1972)

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