Bobby "Blue" Bland

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by Bobby "Blue" Bland

Biography

Robert Calvin Bland, 27 January 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Having moved to Memphis with his mother, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s infamous Beale Street, where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians, named, not unnaturally, the Beale Streeters. Bland’s recordings from the early 50s show him striving for individuality, but his... Read more

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blues
soul
rhythm and blues
jazz
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