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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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.
Great little compilation, man! That ol’ MS John Hurt had a set of magic fingers, no?
…what *with* the falsetto, certainly.
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!
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