Musical palate cleanser, RIP edition

With the news of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s passing, I thought I’d share my favorite song of his, “I Pity The Fool”.

The man had some serious vocal chops.  (And judging from the last time I saw him live, an ego to match.)  Rest in peace, man.

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5 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, RIP edition

  1. The Lone Stranger

    There are definite echoes of some Buddy Guy in there what the falsetto action. He’s A-OK despite my lean toward the traditional 4-piece bluesband arrangement. Sho ’nuff, the cat had the throat power. RIP, big fella.

  2. The Lone Stranger

    …what *with* the falsetto, certainly.

  3. shane#1

    I used to listen to Bobby Blue Bland on WLAC out of Nashville. I went to see Him and B B King and Jimmy Reed in Atlanta, in the sixties, had to sneak around my parents to swing that. Reed was drunk and could’nt perform so B B and Bobby did his set. Nobody in the crowd minded too much!