Bobby Bland

Here´s the Man!!! (Limited Edition) (408718)

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Here´s the Man!!! (Limited Edition)

Bobby Bland

Waxtime 500

8436559465069

LPS 155671

408718

R AND B

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LP 14,04 €

EXLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES

HIGH-DEFINITION PREMIUM VINYL PRESSING FOR SUPER FIDELITY

This essential LP edition includes Bobby Bland’s magnificent second album for Duke Records, Here’s the Man… (1962). It has the same intensity and variety as his breakthrough debut LP, Two Steps from the Blues, and mimics that album's program of blues swingers, straight blues, and ballads. Here Bland displays his vocal power throughout this soulful long play using his volcanic, guttural delivery to easily work through Joe Scott's galvanizing arrangements, especially on "Twistin' up the Road" and "Turn on Your Love Light." Bobby Bland shows stylistic flexibility as well, expertly handling both T-Bone Walker's after-hours classic "Stormy Monday Blues" and the honky tonk-style ballad "You're the One (That I Adore)." Here’s the Man… is enduring music – passionate songs played by small to midsized ensembles, complete with wailing horns and intimate piano accompaniment. Working with Joe Scott, Bland recorded straight blues such as "Farther up the Road" in 1957, but subsequently evolved into more of an intimate soul-blues stylist. Bland's painstakingly crafted records featured his deliberate, resolute vocals set over a backdrop of dazzling horn fanfares, supple rhythm parts and Wayne Bennett's T-Bone Walker-style guitar.

In addition to the original masterpiece, this WaxTime collector’s limited edition also includes 3 bonus tracks, consisting of overlooked gems from the same period: “That’s the Way Love Is,” the poignant “How Does a Cheatin’ Woman Feel,” and the R&B number “Yield Not to Temptation.” All of these soulful and passionate recordings continue to stand the test of time.

PERSONNEL:

BOBBY BLAND, vocals

Probable personnel:
WAYNE BENNETT , guitar
ROBERT SKINNER, L.A. HILL , tenor saxophone
RAYFIELD DEVERS , baritone saxophone
JOE SCOTT , lead trumpet
MELVIN JACKSON , trumpet
PLUMA DAVIS , trombone
TEDDY REYNOLDS , piano
HAMP SIMMONS , bass
JOHN “JABO” STARKS , drums

Arranged by Joe Scott.

Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, between 1960 and 1962.

TRACK LISTING:

SIDE A:
01. 36-22-36
02. You Are The One (That I Adore)
03. Turn On Your Love Light
04. Who Will The Next Fool Be?
05. You’re Worth It All
06. Blues In The Night
07. That’s The Way Love Is

SIDE B:
01. Your Friends
02. Ain’t That Loving You
03. Jelly Jelly Jelly
04. Twistin’ Up The Road
05. Stormy Monday Blues
06. How Does A Cheatin’ Woman Feel
07. Yield Not To Temptation