Bobby "Blue" Bland And Johnny "Guitar" Watson Contents.
Tennessee’s Robert Calvin ‘Bobby Blue Bland’ put out his first long-player Two Steps from The Blues in January 1961 on Duke Records. It was a 12-track ragbag of Duke 7″ singles – some titles stretching back as far as March 1957. From there on in – the rasping singer moved ever further away from his Blues and R&B roots and embraced Soul Music for the rest of his career. Which brings us to the two albums he made with Dunhill Records in the USA – kicking off his Seventies output
Bobby Blue Bland And Johnny Guitar Watson by Johnny Guitar Watson. I Don’t Want To Be Alone, Stranger by Johnny Guitar Watson. Love Jones by Johnny Guitar Watson. Bad by Johnny Guitar Watson. Bow Wow by Johnny Guitar Watson. Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty by Johnny Guitar Watson. View all albums . Giant. By: Johnny Guitar Watson (1978, Funk, Soul). 1. Miss Frisco (Queen Of The Disco).
Biography by Bill Dahl. One of the most powerful and distinctive voices in blues and R&B, thanks to his steady stream of classic singles for Duke during the '50s and '60s. Bobby Bland-Jimmy Soul-Johnny Watson.
Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday at his home in Germantown, Tenn. a suburb of Memphis. He was 83. His death was confirmed by his son, Rodd, who played drums in his band. Though he possessed gifts on a par with his most accomplished peers, Mr. Bland never achieved the popular acclaim enjoyed by contemporaries like Ray Charles and B. B. King. But he was nevertheless a mainstay on the rhythm-and-blues charts and club circuit for decades