bobby 'blue' bland
two steps from the blues
definitive remastered edition of a true classic 1961 album from supreme vocalist bobby 'blue' bland, one of the main creators of the modern soul-blues sound.
one of the key albums in modern blues, marking a turning point when juke joint blues were seamlessly blended with gospel & southern soul, creating a distinctly southern sound where all of these styles blended so thoroughly it was impossible to tell where one began & one ended. with 12 bonus tracks from earlier years, this disc is packed full of passionate songs played by small to mid-sized ensembles, complete with wailing horns, electric guitar & an intimate piano.