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Bobby "Blue" Bland

12 years ago by Jason Ferguson
If the blues ever had its version of Frank Sinatra — at least in terms of an almost instinctual appeal to the opposite sex — it would be Bobby "Blue" Bland. He never fussed around much with concept albums or made much of a name for himself as a technically...
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Bobby "Blue" Bland

18 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Here it is now 41 years on -- rescrubbed, remastered, reannotated, with two bonus tracks to boot -- the greatest album ever recorded (partially) in Houston and released on a local label: Bobby Bland's Two Steps from the Blues. Of the principal players on the album, only Bland is alive...
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The Lion Of The Blues: Happy Birthday Bobby "Blue" Bland

8 years ago by Marco Torres
Today marks the 82nd birthday of Hall of Fame blues man Robert Calvin Bland, better known as Bobby "Blue". In a case of being "in the right place at the right time", Mr. Bland was born in Rosemark, Tennessee in 1930, then moved to Memphis at eighteen to begin his...
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Wax Museum: MP3s from the Americans of '71 (and '72), Bobby Bland and Bobby & the Premiers

12 years ago by Chris Gray
The Americans of ’71, “The Cancer Stick, Part 1” And you thought it was only in the ‘80s when people got all self-conscious and started with the anti-smoking rhetoric - but Houston’s the Americans of ’71 were doing it back in, well, 1971. This talented local group probably had the...
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Upcoming: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Die Antwoord, Justin Townes Earle, Etc.

10 years ago by Craig Hlavaty
Apocalyptica: Wed., Dec. 15. House of Blues. Betty Wright, Bobby "Blue" Bland: CHANGED Fri., Oct. 15. Arena Theatre. Die Antwoord: Mon., Nov. 1. Stereo Live. "Girls Gone Wild" With Dev Electric, Chrome 44: Sat., Dec. 11. Scout Bar Clear Lake. In This Moment, Taking Dawn, One Eyed Doll: Wed., Dec...
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Overnight Express: Simply Red Does Bobby "Blue" Bland

12 years ago by Houston Press
Another collaboration of sorts between an aging American R&B star and a (much) better-selling British acolyte is in the offing, it seems. Early this morning (when all e-mail blasts go out, apparently), the folks charged with getting the word out about Rhino Records' upcoming releases announced that Mick Hucknall, the...
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Weekend Music: Tony Joe White, Candlebox, John Mayer, Bobby Blue Bland, Flowers to Hide and More

12 years ago by Chris Gray
Tonight, swamp thing Tony Joe White picks some "Polk Salad Annie" at the Continental Club. Somewhere, Johnny Cash will no doubt be watching. [Note: White also plays a free 4 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music.] Candlebox - that's right, Candlebox - who All Music Guide says "unwittingly helped usher in...
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R.I.P. Bobby "Blue" Bland: R&B Singer With Deep Houston Ties Dies at 83

7 years ago by Chris Gray
Bobby "Blue" Bland, the legendary R&B singer who made some of his finest records for Houston label Duke/Peacock -- including arguably his crowning achievement, 1961's Two Steps From the Blues -- has passed away at age 83, according to reports. Citing a report from the Memphis Music Foundation, that city's...
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Great Moments With Mr. Rockefeller: Ray Price, Bobby "Blue" Bland and the Kansas City All-Stars

10 years ago by Chris Gray
[Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to reminisce about the most memorable...
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The Blues According to Boz (and Bobby)

1 year ago by Bob Ruggiero
On the surface, actor Matthew McConaughey, writer Stephen Harrigan, photographer Mark Seliger, actress Jennifer Holliday, and musician Boz Scaggs may not have a lot in common. But as of this year, they’ve all got the same thing to display in their homes: A Texas Medal of Arts award. Bestowed biennially...

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