Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland

American soul & blues musician
One of the most powerful and distinctive voices in blues and R&B, thanks to his steady stream of classic singles during the '50s and '60s.
BornJanuary 27, 1930
HometownBarretville
SpouseWillie Mae Bland (m 1983 - 2013)
ParentsI. J. Brooks
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Albums

Further on Up the Road: The Duke Recordings 1955-1962
Further on Up the Road: The Duke Recordings 1955-1962
2016
Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)
Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)
1999
Turn on Your Love Light: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2
Turn on Your Love Light: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2
1994
Years of Tears
Years of Tears
1993
Best of Bobby Bland, B.B. King & Little Junior Parker
Best of Bobby Bland, B.B. King & Little Junior Parker
1992
I Pity the Fool: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1
I Pity the Fool: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1
1992
Portrait of the Blues
Portrait of the Blues
1991
Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-69
Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-69
1991
3B Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-59
3B Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-59
1991
You've Got Me Loving You
You've Got Me Loving You
1990
I Like to Live the Love
I Like to Live the Love
1990
Midnight Run
Midnight Run
1989
Blues You Can Use
Blues You Can Use
1987
First Class Blues
First Class Blues
1987
After All
After All
1986
Members Only
Members Only
1985
Turn on Your Love Light
Turn on Your Love Light
1985
Here We Go Again
Here We Go Again
1982
Together Again...Live
Together Again...Live
1976
Together for the First Time...Live
Together for the First Time...Live
1974