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Track Listing
CD1
1. Love You Till The Day I Die - Roscoe Gordon With (Chess 1487) 1951
2. Crying All Night Long - Robert Bland With Roscoe Gordon & His Orch. (Modern 848) 1951
3. Dry Up Baby - Robert Bland With Roscoe Gordon & His Orch. (Modern 848)
4. Good Lovin' - Robert Bland With Roscoe Gordon & His Orch. (Modern 868) 1951
5. Letter From A Trench In Korea - Robert Bland With Roscoe Gordon & His Orch. (Chess 1489) Dec. 1951
6. Crying - Robert Bland With Roscoe Gordon & His Orch. (Chess 1489) Dec. 1951
7. I.O.U. Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 105) 1952
8. Lovin' Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 105) 1952
9. Army Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 115) 1953
10. No Blow, No Show Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 115) 1953
11. Time Out - Bobby "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra (Duke 141) May 1955
12. It's My Life, Baby Bobby - "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra (Duke 141) May 1955
13. Woke Up Screaming - Bobby "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra (Duke 146) Sep. 1955
14. You Or None - Bobby "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra (Duke 146) Sep. 1955
15. You've Got Bad Intentions Bobby "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Band (Duke 153) Jun. 1956
16. I Can't Put You Down Baby - Bobby "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Band (Duke 153) Jun. 1956
17. I Learned My Lesson Bobby "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Band (Duke 160) Nov. 1956
18. I Don't Believe Bobby - "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Band (Duke 160) Nov. 1956
19. Don't Want No Woman - Bobby "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Orchestra (Duke 167) Mar. 1957
20. I Smell Trouble Bobby - "Blue" Bland With Bill Harvey's Orchestra (Duke 167) Mar. 1957
21. Farther Up The Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra (Duke 170) Jul. 1957
22. Sometime Tomorrow Bobby - "Blue" Bland With The Bill Harvey Orchestra And The Joe Scott Singers (Duke 170) Jul. 1957
23. Teach Me (How To Love You) - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 182) Feb. 1958
24. Bobby's Blues Bobby - "Blue" Bland (Duke 182) Feb. 1958
25. You Got Me Where You Want Me - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 185) May 1958
26. Loan A Helping Hand - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 185) May 1958
27. Little Boy Blue - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 196) Jul. 1958

CD2
1. Last Night - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 196) Jul. 1958
2. You Did Me Wrong - Bobby "Blue" Bland And His Band (Duke 300) Dec. 1958
3. I Lost Sight On The World - Bobby "Blue" Bland And His Band (Duke 300) Dec. 1958
4. Wishing Well - Bobby "Blue" Bland (Duke 303) Apr. 1959
5. I'm Not Ashamed - Bobby "Blue" Bland And His Band (Duke 303) Apr. 1959
6. Is It Real - Bobby "Blue" Bland And His Band (Duke 310) Aug. 1959
7. Someday - Bobby "Blue" Bland And His Band (Duke 310) Aug. 1959
8. I'll Take Care Of You (Duke 314) Nov. 1959
9. That's Why (Duke 314) Nov. 1959
10. Lead Me On (Duke 318, Vogue V9182) Mar. 1960
11. Hold Me Tenderly (Duke 318, Vogue V9182) Mar. 1960
12. Cry Cry Cry (Duke 327, Vogue V9178) Sep. 1960
13. I've Been Wrong So Long (Duke 327, Vogue V9178) Sep. 1960
14. I Pity The Fool (Duke 332) Jan. 1961
15. Close To You (Duke 332) Jan. 1961
16. Don't Cry No More (Duke 336, 340, Vogue V9188) Feb. 1961
17. How Does A Cheating Woman Feel (Duke 336, 352) Feb. 1961
18. Ain't That Loving You (Duke 338) Feb. 1961
19. Jelly Jelly Jelly (Duke 338) Feb. 1961
20. Saint James Infirmary (Duke 340, Vogue V9188) Jun. 1961
21. Turn On Your Love Light (Duke 344, Vogue V9190) Nov. 1961
22. You're The One (That I Need) (Duke 344, Vogue V9190) Nov. 1961
23. Who Will The Next Fool Be (Duke 347, Vogue V9192) Feb. 1962
24. Blue Moon (Duke 347, Vogue V9192) Feb. 1962
25. Yield Not To Temptation (Duke 352) Jul. 1962
26. Stormy Monday Blues (Duke 355) Aug. 1962
27. Your Friends (Duke 355) Aug. 1962
28. That's The Way Love Is (Duke 360) Dec. 1962
29. Call On Me (Duke 360) Dec. 1962
Artist:
Bobby Bland
Title:
The Singles Collection 1951-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3176
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Bobby Bland, often known as Bobby “Blue” Bland, was one of the best blues, R&B and soul singers of the post-war era, recognised as one of the finest interpreters of blues-influenced songs, comparable within his genre to the likes of Frank Sinatra in the broader popular spectrum.

• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as “second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis's Beale Street blues scene”.

• He enjoyed chart success right through until the 1980s, but this extensive collection of his formative decade and more includes all his R&B No. 1s plus other landmark recordings.

• He recorded initially with Roscoe Gordon for both Modern and Chess before joining the Duke label – this great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises the A and B sides of all his Duke singles through until 1962, plus selected sides from his early releases with Roscoe Gordon.

• It features the R&B No. 1s “Farther Up The Road”, “I Pity The Fool” and “That’s The Way Love Is”, plus other Top 10 classics such as “I’ll Take Care Of You”, “Don’t Cry No More”, “Turn On Your Love Light” and the iconic “Stormy Monday Blues”.

• It’s a fine showcase for a unique and highly-regarded talent.
Reviews For The Singles Collection 1951-62 (2CD)
Blues & Rhythm - Phil Wight
rollicking R&B
R2 - Kevin Bourke
Quite simply, Bobby Bland was one of the greatest ever, blues, rnb, soul and even pop vocalists. His distinctive, seductive vocals were an influence on Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers, even Van Morrison who still covers Bobby Bland in his set to this day. ****