flange wrote:Bobby 'Blue' Bland - 36-22-36
RIP Mr. Bland.
Ah, that voice, smooth blue velvet with just a hint of wear n' tear from a life fully lived.
I love the fabulous uptown feel of this one, those big brassy horns mixed with the jazzy piano licks, seamlessly arranged by the brilliant but under-appreciated Joe Scott.
Don Robey made sure he got plenty of credit though, that's for sure. In fact, apparently he wrote or co-wrote EVERY original song on Here's The Man!!!, including the classic 'Turn On Your Love Light', the soft-hearted son of a gun. A man who knew the score and how to write it, most certainly.
Thanks, that was cool. Except for the bluesy beat, it kind of had a Latin Jazz sound to it, didn't it?