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Tag: Bobby “Blue” Bland

Tuesday, April 3rd

basement jukebox

Bobby “Blue” Bland, “I’ll Take Care of You” (B. Benton), 1959

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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random thoughts

We’re in this boat—a boat with no bottom—together, sinking.

Tuesday, June 25th

passings

Bobby “Blue” Bland, singer, January 27, 1930-June 23, 2013

“I’ll Take Care Of You,” 1959


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“I Pity The Fool,” 1961


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“That’s The Way Love Is,” 1963


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“Call On Me,” 1962


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“Ain’t Nothing You Can Do,” 1964


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“Turn On Your Love Light,” 1961

Tuesday, 10/9/12

two takes

“I’ll Take Care Of You” (B. Benton)

Bobby “Blue” Bland, 1959

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Gil Scott-Heron, 2010

Tuesday, 5/22/12

basement jukebox

Bobby “Blue” Bland, “That’s the Way Love Is” (Duke 1962)

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O.V. Wright, “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (Goldwax 1964)

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Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” (Motown 1966)

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lagniappe

found words

You’ve got [Cubs left fielder] Alfonso Soriano out there with Mickey Mantle’s knees. I’m not talking metaphor here. I think he really has Mickey Mantle’s knees.

—Jim Memolo, WGN Radio, Sunday’s post-game call-in show, following the Cubs’ third straight loss to the White Sox

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