Bobby Bland releases his debut album : ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ (1961)

Bobby Bland‘s ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ is his debut album released on January 1, 1961 by Duke.

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Bobby Bland releases  his debut album : ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ (1961)

Track Listing : 1.Two Steps From The Blues (Deadric Malone, John Riley Brown) – 02:34 . 2.Cry Cry Cry (Deadric Malone) – 02:43 . 3.I’M Not Ashamed (Don Robey, Joseph Scott) – 02:36 . 4.Don’T Cry No More (Don Robey) – 02:28 . 5.Lead Me On (Deadric Malone) – 02:06 . 6.I Pity The Fool (Deadric Malone) – 02:44 . 7.I’Ve Just Got To Forget You (Deadric Malone) – 02:34 . 8.Little Boy Blue (Charles Harper) – 02:40 . 9.St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose) – 02:26 . 10.I’Ll Take Care Of You (Brook Benton) – 02:26 . 11.I Don’T Want No Woman (Don Robey) – 02:40 . 12.I’Ve Been Wrong So Long (Deadric Malone, Ray Agee) – 02:19

Musicians : Bobby Bland – Vocals . Joe Scott – Trumpet . Melvin Jackson – Trumpet . Pluma Davis – Trombone . Robert Skinner – Tenor Saxophone . L. A. Hill – Tenor Saxophone . Rayfield Devers – Baritone Saxophone . Teddy Reynolds – Piano . Clarence Holloman – Guitar On (11) . Wayne Bennett – Guitar . Hamp Simmons – Bass . John Jabo Starks – Drums

Production : Produced By Don Robey . Joe Scott

Arrangements : Joe Scott

Package : Neil Slaven – Liner Notes

Recorded In 1956–1960 At Universal Studio, Chicago, Illinois.

Released On January 1, 1961 By Duke.

(Source Bobby Bland‘s ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ | Bobby Bland @ Wikipedia )

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The Atlantic
He was called “the Sinatra of the blues,” a nickname that rankles a bit in its equivocating imprecision: Bobby Bland was, first and foremost, the Bobby Bland of the blues. But as comparisons go, one could suffer worse. […]

streetmouse @ RateYourMusic
This album comes from a time when a lot of work was devoted to bring out the very best an artist had to offer … devote just a bit of time here and gain a lifetime of satisfaction. […]

Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Albums of All Time I Pity the Fool and “Lead Me On” may just be some of the purest, most heartbroken singing you’ll ever hear. […]

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