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Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), also known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American singer of blues and soul. He was an original member of the Beale Streeters, and was sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues". Along with such artists as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Junior Parker, Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B. An imitator of Frank Sinatra, he was also known as the “Sinatra of the blues”, his music being influenced by Nat King Cole.

Contents

Discography

Studio albums

  • Two Steps from the Blues (Duke 1961/MCA 2002)
  • Here's the Man! - 1962 (Duke Records)
  • Call On Me/That's The Way Love Is - 1963 (Duke Records)
  • Ain't Nothing You Can Do - 1964 (Duke Records)
  • The Soul of The Man - 1966 (Duke Records)
  • Touch of The Blues - 1967 (Duke Records)
  • Spotlighting The Man - 1969 (Duke Records)
  • His California Album - 1973 (Dunhill Records)
  • Dreamer - 1974 (Dunhill Records)
  • Get On Down - 1975 (ABC Records)
  • Reflections In Blue - 1977 (ABC Records)
  • Come Fly With Me - 1978 (ABC Records)
  • I Feel Good, I Feel Fine - 1979 (MCA Records)
  • Sweet Vibrations - 1980 (MCA 27076) (tribute to Joe Scott)
  • Try Me, I'm Real - 1981 (MCA 5233)
  • Here We Go Again - 1982 (MCA 5297)
  • Tell Mr Bland - 1983 (MCA 5425)
  • You've Got Me Loving You - 1984 (MCA 52436)
  • Members Only - 1985 (Malaco Records)
  • After All - 1986 (Malaco Records)
  • Blues You Can Use - 1987 (Malaco Records)
  • Midnight Run - 1989 (Malaco Records)
  • Portrait of the Blues - 1991 (Malaco Records)
  • Years of Tears - 1993 (Malaco Records)
  • Sad Street - 1995 (Malaco Records)
  • Memphis Monday Morning - 1998 (Malaco Records)
  • Blues At Midnight - 2003 (Malaco Records)

Collaborative album

Live albums

Compilations

  • The Best Of - 1967 (Duke Records)
  • The Best Of Volume 2 - 1968 (Duke Records)
  • First Class Blues - 1987 (Malaco Records)
  • I'll take care of you - Rafael Lechowski - 2010 (Free)
  • The Anthology - 2001 (MCA Records)

Singles

  • "Booted" / "I Love You Til The Day I Die" - 1951 *with Bobby "Blue" Bland Chess Records
  • "Crying All Night Long" / "Dry Up Baby" - 1952 (Chess Records)
  • "Good Lovin'" / "Drifting From Town To Town" - 1952 (Chess Records)
  • "Crying" / "A Letter From A Trench In Korea" - 1952 (Chess Records)
  • "Lovin' Blues" / "I.O.U. Blues" - 1952 Duke Records
  • "Army Blues" / "No Blow, No Show" - 1953 (Duke Records)
  • "Time Out" / "It's My Life Baby" - 1955 (Duke Records)
  • "You Or None" / "Woke Up Screaming" - 1955 (Duke Records)
  • "I Can't Put You Down" / "You've Got Bad Intentions" - 1956 (Duke Records)
  • "I Learned My Lesson" / "Lead Us On" - 1956 (Duke Records)
  • "I Learned My Lesson" / "I Don't Believe" - 1956 (Duke Records)
  • "Don't Want No Woman" / "I Smell Trouble" - 1957 (Duke Records)
  • "Farther Up the Road" / "Sometime Tomorrow" - 1957 (Duke Records) (R&B 1/POP 43)
  • "Teach Me" (How To Love You) / "Bobby's Blues" - 1957 (Duke Records)
  • "You Got Me Where You Want Me" / "Loan A Helping Hand" – 1958 (Duke Records)
  • "Little Boy Blue" / "Last Night" – 1958 (Duke Records) (10/-)
  • "You Did Me Wrong" / "I Lost Sight Of The World" - 1959 (Duke Records)
  • "I'm Not Ashamed" / "Wishing Well" - 1959 (Duke Records) (13/-)
  • "Is It Real" / "Someday" - 1959 (Duke Records) (28/-)
  • "I'll Take Care of You" / "That's Why" - 1959 (Duke Records) (2/89)
  • "Lead Me On" / "Hold Me Tenderly" - 1960 (Duke Records) (9/-)
  • "Cry, Cry, Cry" / "I've Been Wrong So Long" - 1960 (Duke Records) (9/71)
  • "I Pity The Fool" / "Close To You" - 1961 (Duke Records) (1/46)
  • "Don't Cry No More" / "How Does A Cheating Woman Feel" - 1961 (Duke Records) (2/71)
  • "Turn On Your Love Light" / "You're The One" (That I Need) - 1961 (Duke Records) (2/28)
  • "Ain't That Loving You" / "Jelly, Jelly, Jelly" - 1961 (Duke Records) (9/86)
  • "Don't Cry No More" / "Saint James Infirmary" - 1961 (Duke Records)
  • "Who Will The Next Fool Be" / "Blue Moon" - 1962 (Duke Records) (12/76)
  • "Love You Baby" / "Drifting" - 1962 (Kent)
  • "Yield Not To Temptation" / "How Does A Cheating Woman Feel" - 1962 (Duke Records) (10/56)
  • "Stormy Monday Blues" / "Your Friends" - 1962 (Duke Records) (5/43)
  • "That's The Way Love Is" / "Call On Me" - 1962 (Duke Records) (1/43)
  • "Call On Me" / "That's The Way Love Is" - 1962 (Duke Records) flipped over (5/22)
  • "Sometimes You Gotta Cry A Little" / "You're Worth It All" - 1963 (Duke Records) (28/56)
  • "Shoes" / "A Touch Of The Blues" - 1967 (Duke Records)
  • "Driftin' Blues" / "A Piece Of Gold" - 1968 (Duke Records)
  • "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" / "Twenty-Four Hour Blues" - 1974 (ABC Dunhill Records)




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