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Bobby Bland: The Anthology


Download links and information about Bobby Bland: The Anthology by Bobby " Blue " Bland. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 50 tracks with total duration of 02:36:01 minutes.

Artist: Bobby " Blue " Bland
Release date: 2001
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 50
Duration: 02:36:01
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No. Title Length
1. Lovin' Blues (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:16
2. It's My Life Baby (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:43
3. I Woke Up Screaming (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:46
4. You've Got Bad Intentions (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:32
5. I Smell Trouble (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:36
6. Farther up the Road (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:57
7. Little Boy Blue (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:37
8. I'm Not Ashamed (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:35
9. I'll Take Care of You (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:24
10. Lead Me On (Mono) (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:04
11. Cry, Cry, Cry (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:43
12. I've Been Wrong so Long (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:19
13. I Pity the Fool (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:41
14. Don't Cry No More (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:27
15. Ain't That Lovin' You (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 2:32
16. Who Will the Next Fool Be? [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:27
17. Stormy Monday Blues [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 4:08
18. Turn on Your Love Light [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:38
19. Yield Not to Temptation (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 2:35
20. 36-22-36 (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 2:51
21. Call on Me (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:32
22. That's the Way Love Is [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:37
23. Ain't Nothing You Can Do [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:29
24. Share Your Love With Me (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 2:42
25. Blind Man (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 3:26
26. Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 1 (featuring Joe Scott, Bobby Bland) 2:41
27. These Hands (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:21
28. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:35
29. Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1 (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:33
30. Poverty (Stereo) (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:07
31. You're All I Need (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:52
32. That Did It (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:28
33. Driftin' Blues [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:26
34. Save Your Love for Me (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:31
35. Rockin' in the Same Old Boat (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:33
36. Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:39
37. Chains of Love (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:15
38. If You Got a Heart (featuring Bobby Bland) 2:40
39. Do What You Set Out to Do (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:29
40. Goin' Down Slow (Single Edit) (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:43
41. This Time I'm Gone for Good (featuring Bobby Bland) 8:53
42. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:51
43. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me) [Stereo] (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:17
44. Yolanda (Single Edit) (featuring Michael Omartian, Bobby Bland) 3:08
45. I Take It on Home (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:32
46. It Ain't the Real Thing (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:18
47. Let the Good Times Rol (Live, Coconut Grove) (featuring B. B. King, Bobby Bland) 5:27
48. The Soul of a Man (Single Edit) (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:03
49. Soon as the Weather Breaks (Single Edit) (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:25
50. Recess in Heaven (featuring Bobby Bland) 4:37



As the quintessential chitlin' circuit R&B/blues star, Memphis-based singer Bobby "Blue" Bland's career has been relatively well-documented on CD. Still, until this 2001 double set, all 25 of his Top Ten R&B hits have not been available in one package. The Anthology is still not a complete career overview though, as it ends in 1982 before his prolific years at Malaco. It does, however, cover a remarkably prolific 30-year period, starting with his first recordings for Duke in 1952 and touching base at Dunhill and MCA, all conveniently located under the current Universal Music label umbrella. Die-hard fans of Bland during this period likely own the three double-disc sets MCA released in the mid-'90s but, for those who don't need the warts-and-all treatment yet want something more in depth than skimpy single-disc collections, this is certainly the way to go. Soul expert Bill Dahl's excellent liner notes provide anecdotes along with the major events that shaped Bland's life and ultimately these recordings. The 16-page book lists detailed and comprehensive individual track information, noting specific musicians on each of the 50 cuts. The overall effect is startling in its consistency. Bland's style and voice are immediately identifiable throughout, and the songwriting — even on the later tracks — typically suits his grits-and-honey approach. A previously unreleased live eight-minute 1973 version of "This Time I'm Gone for Good," which demonstrates how effectively Bland extended his songs in concert, is the only collectable track here, but this chronologically arranged set is not geared toward that segment of the audience. Sonically, The Anthology is the best this material has ever sounded, with the '60s songs absolutely stunning in their remastered definition. While he experienced a significant career resurgence in the '80s, which is where this sets stops, these are the classic songs that form the basis of any serious blues collection. As such, it's an essential document of one of America's most talented, and creative, blues singers.