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Bobby Blue Bland
ボビー・ブランド

  • BORN: January 27, 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee
    1930年1月27日、テネシー州ローズマーク生まれ
  • DIED: June 23, 2013, Memphis, Tennessee
    2013年6月23日、テネシー州メンフィスにて死去
  • vocals

ボビー・ブランドは60年代にシンガーとして絶頂期を迎えたが、白人ファンにはアピールせず、聴衆はもっぱら黒人に限られていた。だが、50年代から彼ほど多くR&B、ポップス両チャートでヒットを連発したブルースのスターはいないのだ。自身が楽器演奏をするわけではないし、ハンサムというわけでもなかったが、テキサス産のビッグ・バンドをバックに、豪快さと繊細さを巧みに使い分け、ふくよかなセクシーさを表わしてみせた。ゴスペル仕込みのそのヴォーカルはどんな黒人女性の心もとろけさせた。独自の句読法(しわがれ声のスコール)を開発したブランドのすばらしい才能、自信たっぷりにバラードを囁く姿は、20年間在籍したデューク発表のレコードのなかにある。

Recordings

circa August, 1952, Memphis, Tennessee
  • I.O.U. Blues
  • Lovin' Blues
November 2, 1952, Memphis, Tennessee
  • No Blow No Show
  • Wise Man's Blues
  • Army Blues
February 22/26, 1955, Houston, Texas
  • Lost Lovers Blues
  • It's My Life Baby
  • Honey Bee
  • Time Out
April 22, 1955, Houston, Texas
  • You Or None
  • You Or None (alternate)
  • I Woke Up Screaming
  • A Million Miles From Nowhere
March 20, 1956, Houston, Texas
  • You've Got Bad Intentions
  • I Can't Put You Down Baby
May 7, 1956, Houston, Texas
  • I Don't Believe
  • I Learned My Lesson
January 22, 1957, Houston, Texas
1957, Houston, Texas
  • Sometime Tomorrow
  • Farther Up The Road
1957, Houston, Texas
1958, Houston, Texas
  • Loan Me A Helping Hand
  • You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
1958, Houston, Texas
  • Last Night
  • Little Boy Blue
  • You Did Me Wrong
  • I Lost Sight Of The World (single version)
  • I Lost Sight Of The World (LP version)
1959, Houston, Texas
1959, Houston, Texas
  • Is It Real?
  • That's Why
  • Hold Me Tenderly
1959, Houston, Texas
1960, Houston, Texas
August 3, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
May 16/17, 1961, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jelly Jelly Jelly
  • Ain't That Loving You
  • You're The One (That I Adore)
  • Who Will The Next Fool Be
September 20, 1961, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Blue Moon
  • Blues In The Night
  • Twistin' Up The Road
September 27, 1961, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Turn On Your Love Light
  • Stormy Monday Blues
January 29, 1962, Los Angeles, California
April 12, 1962, Nashville, Tennessee
February 7, 1963, Los Angeles, California
May 7, 1963, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sometimes You Gotta Cry A Little
  • I Can't Stop Singing
  • Honey Child
  • I'll Call You Tomorrow
May 9, 1963, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ain't Nothing You Can Do
  • Dust Got In Daddy's Eyes
  • If I Hadn't Called You Back
May 11, 1963, Nashville, Tennessee
December 14, 1963, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Black Night
  • For Men Only
February 27, 1964, Los Angeles, California
  • Blind Man
  • Black Night
  • Steal Away
  • Soul Stretch
  • The Greatest
March 20, 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • If You Could Read My Mind
April 22, 1964, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 1
  • Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 2
  • Ain't No Telling
  • I Won't Forget
  • Loneliness Hurts
  • When You Put Me Down
  • I'm Gonna Cry
  • Reconsider
February 9, 1965, Chicago, Illinois
  • Building A Fire With Rain
  • Reach Right Out
February 10, 1965, Chicago, Illinois
  • Ain't Nobody's Business
  • Fever
  • Angel Girl
April 28, 1965, Detroit, Michigan
  • I Ain't Myself Anymore
  • Let's Get Together
  • Dear Bobby
  • Sweet Lips Of Joy
April 1965, Detroit, Michigan
  • These Hands (Small But Mighty)
  • Too Late For Tears
  • Playgirl
November 11, 1965, New York
  • I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
January 14, 1966, Houston, Texas
  • Good Time Charlie Pt. 1
  • Deep In My Soul
  • Sweet Loving
  • One Horse Town
February 15, 1966, Houston, Texas
  • Back In The Same Old Bag
  • I Can't Stop
April 21, 1966, Chicago, Illinois
  • Poverty
  • You're All I Need
  • That Did It
  • A Piece Of Gold
November 30 & December 7, 1966, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gettin' Used To The Blues
  • Shoes
  • Driftin' Blues
  • If You Could Read My Mind
  • Sad Feeling
  • Road Of Broken Hearted Men
February 14, 1967, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Touch Of The Blues
  • Lover With A Reputation
  • Set Me Free
January 20, 1968, Houston, Texas
  • Save Your Love For Me
  • Rockin' In The Same Old Boat
  • Wouldn't You Rather Have Me
January 29, 1969, Houston, Texas
  • Baby I'm On My Way
  • Ask Me About Nothin' (But The Blues)
  • This Time I'll Be True
February 28, 1969, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gotta Get To Know You
  • Chains Of Love
  • Yum Yum Tree
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
  • Since I Fell For You
  • You Ought To Be Ashamed
October 10, 1969, Chicago, Illinois
  • If You Got A Heart
  • If Love Ruled The World
August 1970, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Keep On Lovin' Me (You'll See The Change)
  • I'm Sorry
1971, Los Angeles, California
  • Shape Up Or Ship Out
  • The Love That We Share (Is True)
  • Do What You Set Out To Do
1972, Los Angeles, California
  • I'm So Tired
1972, Los Angeles, California
  • That's All There Is (There Ain't No More)
  • I Don't Want Another Mountain To Climb
September 9, 1972, Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, Michigan
  • Ain't That Lovin' You
1973, Los Angeles, California
1974, Los Angeles, California
September 9, 1974, Los Angeles, California
  • 3 o'Clock Blues (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • It's My Own Fault (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • Driftin' Blues (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • That's the Way Love Is (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • I'm Sorry (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • I'll Take Care of You (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • Don't Cry No More
  • Don't Answer the Door (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • Medley: Good To Be Back Home/Driving Wheel/Rock Me Momma/Black Night/Cherry Red/It's My Own Fault/3 o'Clock Blues/Worried Life Blues/Chains of Love/Gonna Get Me An Old Woman (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • Goin' Down Slow (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
  • I Live to Live the Love (B.B. King & Bobby Bland)
1975, Nashville, Tennessee & Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Too Far Gone
  • Today I Started Loving You Again
  • It Ain't The Real Thing
  • Who's Foolin' Who
  • I Take It On Home
  • You've Always Got The Blues
  • I Hate You
  • You've Never Been This Far Before
  • If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin
  • Someone To Give My Love To
  • You're Gonna Love Yourself (In The Morning)
November 8, 1975, Memphis Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
March 1976, The Coconut Grove, Los Angeles, California
  • Let The Good Times Roll (vocal by B.B. King & Bobby Bland) - @YouTube
  • Medley: They Call It Stormy Monday/Strange Things Happen (vocal by Bobby Bland & B.B. King) - @YouTube
  • Feel So Bad (vocal by Bobby Bland) - @YouTube
  • Medley: Mother-In-Law Blues/Mean Old World (vocal by Bobby Bland & B.B. King) - @YouTube
  • Everyday (I Have The Blues) (vocal by Bobby Bland & B.B. King) - @YouTube
  • The Thrill Is Gone/I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry (B.B. King, Bobby Bland & Viola Jackson) - @YouTube
1977, Los Angeles, California
  • The Soul Of A Man
  • I'll Be Your Fool Once More
  • Sittin' On A Poor Man's Throne
  • I Intend To Take Your Place
  • It's All Over
  • If I Weren't A Gambler
  • Five Long Years
  • I Got The Same Old Blues
1978
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Lady Lonely
  • Night Games
  • To Be Friends
  • I'm Just Your Man
  • Love To See You Smile
  • You Can Count On Me
  • This Bitter Earth
  • Ain't God Something
1979, California
  • I Feel Good, I Feel Fine
  • Someone To Belong To
  • Little Mama
  • Tit For Tat
  • I Can't Take No Mo'
  • Soon As The Weather Breaks
  • In His Eyes
  • Red Sails In The Sunset
probably early 1970s
  • Ain't That Lovin' You
  • I'll Take Care Of You
  • I Pity The Fool
  • This Time I'm Gone For Good
  • That's The Way Love Is
  • Blues Medley: Stormy Monday Blues/Guitar Blues Solo/Ad Lib Blues Finale
  • Encore Medley: Instrumental/Reconsider Baby
  • St. James Infirmary
1980
  • You'd Be A Millionaire
  • Sweet Vibrator
  • Soul With A Flavor
  • Special Kind Of Fool
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Hollywood Woman
  • A Real Woman Is What It Takes
  • Just Because I Leave, That Don't Mean I'm Gone
  • New Merry Christmas Baby
1981
  • Try Me, I'm Real
  • But I Do
  • What A Difference A Day Makes
  • That's How I Feel About You
  • Givin' Up The Streets For Love
  • Just You, Just Me
  • A Song For You, My Son
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • Love Is Where It's At
1982
  • Here We Go Again
  • Exactly, Where It's At
  • Recess In Heaven
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Country Love
  • Is This The Blues
  • You're About To Win
  • Don't Go To Strangers
  • We've Had A Good Time
1983, Los Angeles, California & Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tell Mister Bland
  • I'll Be Good To You
  • Ain't It A Good Thing
  • If It Ain't One Thing (It's Another)
  • It's All In The Game
  • Queen For A Day
  • What Is It?
  • Fever
1983, California
  • Ain't That Loving You
  • I'll Take Care Of You
  • Soul Of A Man
  • I Intend To Take Your Place
  • Soon As The Weather Breaks
  • Today I Started Loving You Again
  • Share Your Love With Me
  • Recess In Heaven
  • Medley: That's The Way Love Is/Ain't Nothin' You Can Do
  • Medley: Feeling Is Gone/Stormy Monday
  • Farther Up The Road
1984, Los Angeles, California & Memphis, Tennessee
  • You've Got Me Loving You
  • Call On Me
  • It's Too Bad
  • Get Real Clean
  • There's A Brighter Day Ahead
  • I've Got A Friend
  • Just Because I Love You
  • Looking Back
  • You Are My Christmas
May 7, 1985, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Members Only
  • In The Ghetto
  • I've Just Got To Know
  • Straight From The Shoulder
  • Sweet Woman's Love
  • Can We Make Love Tonight
  • Sweet Surrender
  • I Need Your Love So Bad
  • Heart Open Up Again
  • Two Steps From The Blues
  • St. James Infirmary
  • Lookin' For Some Tush
1986, Jackson, Mississippi & Sheffield, Alabama
  • Second Hand Heart
  • After All
  • Walkin' & Talkin' & Singin' The Blues
  • I Hear You Thinkin'
  • There Ain't No Turnin' Back
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Angel
  • Sunday Morning Love
  • I Stand Accused
1987, Jackson, Mississippi & Sheffield, Alabama
  • Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
  • Spending My Life With You
  • Our First Blues Song
  • Restless Feelin's
  • 24 Hours A Day
  • I've Got A Problem
  • Let's Part As Friends
  • For The Last Time
  • There's No Easy Way To Say Goodbye
circa 1989, Jackson, Mississippi, Sheffield, Alabama & Miami, Florida
  • You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal
  • Lay Love Aside
  • Kiss Me To The Music
  • Keep It A Secret
  • Take Off Your Shoes
  • Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
  • If I Don't Get Involved
  • I'm Not Ashamed To Sing The Blues
  • Midnight Run
  • Starting All Over Again
July 13, 1989, Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
  • Intro & Stormy Monday
  • That's The Way Love Is
  • Medley: Further On Up The Road/I Pity The Fool
  • Share Your Love
  • I've Got The Right To Know
  • Medley: St. James Infirmary/I'll Take Care Of You
circa 1991, Sheffield, Alabama & Jackson, Mississippi
  • Ain't No Love For Sale
  • Hurtin' Love
  • These Are The Things A Woman Needs
  • I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight
  • The Last One To Know
  • Just Take My Love
  • I Just Won't Be Your Fool Anymore
  • She's Puttin' Something In My Food
  • When Hearts Grow Cold
  • Let Love Have Its Way
1993, Jackson, Mississippi & Sheffield, Alabama
  • Somewhere Between Right & Wrong
  • There's A Stranger In My House
  • Hole In The Wall
  • Years Of Tears To Go
  • Hurtin' Time Again
  • I Just Tripped On A Piece Of Your Broken Heart
  • Sweet Lady Love
  • Love Of Mine
  • I've Got To Have Your Love Tonight
  • You Put The Hurt On A Hurtin' Man
1994, Sheffield, Alabama
  • I'm A Blues Man
circa 1995, Sheffield, AL
circa 1997, New Daisy Theater, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
circa 1998, Jackson, Mississippi
  • I'm Bobby "B"
  • I Don't Want No Kickin' In My Stall
  • There's A Rat Loose In My House
  • The Truth Will Set You Free
  • Memphis Monday Morning
  • I'm Glad
  • My Baby Is The Only One
  • I Hate Missin' You
  • You Left Me With The Blues