MAJOR BUMMER! Okay, as if coming back to LA after two weeks in the Greek Islands wasn’t bad enough, as soon as I get here I find out that the incomparable BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND died. Since Bobby never received the kind of crossover success as his contemporaries like Ray Charles or B. B. King, I expect a lot, and maybe most of you, never heard of him. But among his peers, Bobby was considered both a giant and THE VOICE of modern blues. I will post a few of my favorite Bobby “Blue” Bland tunes, partially as a tip of the hat to his passing and also as a favor to my younger fans in need of education. Bobby was 83 and one of the great ones.

MAJOR BUMMER! Okay, as if coming back to LA after two weeks in the Greek Islands wasn’t bad enough, as soon as I get here I find out that the incomparable BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND died. Since Bobby never received the kind of crossover success as his contemporaries like Ray Charles or B. B. King, I expect a lot, and maybe most of you, never heard of him. But among his peers, Bobby was considered both a giant and THE VOICE of modern blues. I will post a few of my favorite Bobby “Blue” Bland tunes, partially as a tip of the hat to his passing and also as a favor to my younger fans in need of education. Bobby was 83 and one of the great ones.

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  3. illogicalcomicsestate said: dang i was just listening to “shoes” the other day. this is truly sad
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