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One of the foremost icons of "Soul Blues" music, Bobby "Blue" Bland has been recording for over 50 years and has always maintained a steady following throughout that time due to his remarkable squawl of a singing voice.
For all his promise, Bland's musical career ignited slowly. He was a founding member of the Beale Streeters, the fabled Memphis aggregation that also included B.B. King and Johnny Ace. Singles for Chess in 1951 (produced by Sam Phillips) and Modern the next year bombed, but that didn't stop local DJ David Mattis from cutting Bland on a couple of 1952 singles for his fledgling Duke logo.
Bland's tormented crying style was still pretty rough around the edges before he entered the Army in late 1952. But his progress upon his 1955 return was remarkable; with saxist Bill Harvey's band (featuring guitarist Roy Gaines and trumpeter Joe Scott) providing sizzling support, Bland's assured vocal on the swaggering "It's My Life Baby" sounds like the work of a new man. By now, Duke was headed by hard-boiled Houston entrepreneur Don Robey, who provided top-flight bands for his artists. Scott soon became Bland's mentor, patiently teaching him the intricacies of phrasing when singing sophisticated fare (by 1962, Bland was credibly crooning "Blue Moon," a long way from Beale Street).
Most of Bland's savage Texas blues sides during the mid- to late '50s featured the slashing guitar of Clarence Hollimon, notably "I Smell Trouble," "I Don't Believe," "Don't Want No Woman," "You Got Me (Where You Want Me)," and the torrid "Loan a Helping Hand" and "Teach Me (How to Love You)." But the insistent guitar riffs guiding Bland's first national hit, 1957's driving "Farther Up the Road," were contributed by Pat Hare, another vicious picker who would eventually die in prison after murdering his girlfriend and a cop. Later, Wayne Bennett took over on guitar, his elegant fretwork prominent on Bland's Duke waxings throughout much of the '60s.
The gospel underpinnings inherent to Bland's powerhouse delivery were never more apparent than on the 1958 outing "Little Boy Blue," a vocal tour de force that wrings every ounce of emotion out of the grinding ballad. Scott steered his charge into smoother material as the decade turned: the seminal mixtures of blues, R&B, and primordial soul on "I Pity the Fool," the Brook Benton-penned "I'll Take Care of You," and "Two Steps From the Blues" were tremendously influential to a legion of up-and-coming Southern soulsters. Scott's blazing brass arrangements upped the excitement ante on Bland's frantic rockers "Turn on Your Love Light" in 1961 and "Yield Not to Temptation" the next year. But the vocalist was learning his lessons so well that he sounded just as conversant on soulful R&B rhumbas (1963's "Call on Me") and polished ballads ("That's the Way Love Is," "Share Your Love With Me") as with an after-hours blues revival of T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday Blues" that proved a most unlikely pop hit for him in 1962. With "Ain't Nothing You Can Do," "Ain't Doing Too Bad," and "Poverty," Bland rolled through the mid-'60s, his superstar status diminishing not a whit. In 1973, Robey sold his labels to ABC Records, and Bland was part of the deal. Without Scott and his familiar surroundings to lean on, Bland's releases grew less consistent artistically, though His California Album in 1973 and Dreamer the next year boasted some nice moments (there was even an album's worth of country standards). The singer re-teamed with his old pal B.B. King for a couple of mid-'70s albums that broke no new ground but further heightened Bland's profile, while his solo work for MCA teetered closer and closer to MOR (Bland has often expressed his admiration for ultra-mellow pop singer Perry Como).
Since the mid-'80s, Bland has recorded for Jackson, MS's Malaco Records. His pipes undeniably reflect the ravages of time, and those phlegm-flecked "snorts" he habitually emits become annoying in large doses. But Bobby "Blue" Bland endures as a blues superstar of the loftiest order, resurfacing in 1998 with Memphis Monday Morning.


Album Discography

"Blues Consolidated" (Duke 1958) (Bobby Bland & Junior Walker)

Tracks: You See Me - Little Junior Parker / Mother-in-Law Blues - Little Junior Parker / Barefoot Rock - Little Junior Parker / That's Alright - Little Junior Parker / Wondering - Little Junior Parker / Sitting and Thinking - Little Junior Parker /It's My Life, Baby - Bobby "Blue" Bland / I Smell Trouble - Bobby "Blue" Bland / Farther Up the Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland / Sometime Tomorrow - Bobby "Blue" Bland / You Got Me (Where You Want Me) - Bobby "Blue" Bland / Loan a helping Hand - Bobby "Blue" Bland

"Like Er Red Hot" (Duke 1960)

"Two Steps From The Blues" (Duke 1961)

1. Two Steps From The Blues
2. Cry, Cry, Cry
3. I'm Not Ashamed
4. Don't Cry No More
5. Lead Me On
6. I Pity The Fool
7. I've Just Got To Forget You
8. Little Boy Blue
9. St. James Infirmary
10. I'll Take Care Of You
11. Don't Want No Woman
12. I've Been Wrong So Long

"Here's The Man! (Duke 1962)

1 36-22-36
2 You're the One (That I Adore)
3 Turn on Your Love Light
4 Who Will the Next Fool Be?
5 You're Worth It All
6 Blues in the Night
7 Your Friends
8 Ain't That Lovin' You
9 Jelly, Jelly
10 Twistin' up the Road
11 Stormy Monday

"Call On Me" (MCA 1963)

1 Call on Me
2 The Feeling Is Gone
3 Honky Tonk
4 Cry Lover Cry
5 Wishing You Well
6 Share Your Love with Me
7 That's the Way Love Is
8 Care for Me
9 No Sweeter Girl
10 Bobby's Blues
11 Ain't It a Good Thing
12 Queen for a Day

"Ain't Nothing You Can Do" (MCA 1964)

1 After It's Too Late
2 Ain't Nothing You Can Do
3 I'm Gonna Cry
4 If I Hadn't Called You Back
5 If You Could Read My Mind
6 Loneliness Hurts
7 Black Night

"The Soul of The Man" (MCA 1966)

1 I Can't Stop
2 Back in the Same Old Bag Again
3 Let's Get Together
4 Reach Right Out
5 Ain't Nobody's Business
6 Fever
7 Too Late for Tears
8 Deep in My Soul
9 Soul Stretch
10 Dear Bobby (The Note)
11 Playgirl

"Touch of The Blues" (Duke 1967)

1 Touch of the Blues
2 Set Me Free
3 That Did It
4 Road of Broken Hearted Men
5 Sweet Loving
6 Driftin' Blues
7 Sweet Lips of Joy
8 Sad Feeling
9 Shoes
10 One Horse Town

"The Best Of" (Duke 1967)

1 Poverty
2 I Smell Trouble
3 Some-Day
4 I'll Take Care of You
5 I Pity the Fool
6 Cry Cry Cry
7 Turn on Your Love Light
8 Call on Me
9 Ain't Nothing You Can Do
10If You Could Read My Mind
11Farther Up the Road
12Stormy Monday

"The Best Of Volume 2" (Duke 1968)

1 36-22-36
2 I Can't Put You Down
3 I Lost Sight of the World
4 It's My Life Baby
5 I Don't Believe
6 Two Steps From the Blues
7 You've Got Bad Intentions
8 Queen for a Day
9 I Learned My Lesson
10Blind Man

"Spotlighting The Man" (Duke 1969)

1 Chains of Love
2 Georgia
3 Since I Fell for You
4 Who Can I Turn To
5 Wouldn't You Rather Have Me
6 Rockin' in the Same Old Boat
7 I'm on My Way
8 Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But the Blues)
9 You Ought to Be Ashamed
10 Gotta Get to Know You

"If Loving You Is Wrong" (Duke 1970)

"Introspective Of The Early Years" (Duke 1970)

Tracks: Disc 1: I Smell Trouble / I Just Got To Forget You / Iíve Been Wrong So Long / Two Steps From The Blues / Youíre The One / Who Will The Next Fool Be / Youíre Worth It All / Blues In The Night / Sometime Tomorrow / Share Your Love With Me / Road Of Broken Hearted Men / Someday. Disc 2: Touch Of The Blues / That Did It / One Horse Town / Chains Of Love / Since I Fell For You / Who Can I Turn To / If I Hadnít Called You Back / Loneliness Hurts / Black Night / Blind Man / Save Your Love For Me / Ask Me ĎBout Nothing But The Blues

"His California Album" (MCA 1973)

1. This Time I'm Gone For Good
2. Up and Down World
3. It's Not the Spotlight
4. I Don't Want to Be Right, (If Loving You Is Wrong)
5. Goin' Down Slow
6. Right Place at the Right Time, The
7. Help Me Through the Day
8. Where My Baby Went
9. Friday the 13th Child
10. I've Got to Use My Imagination

"Dreamer" (MCA 1974)

1. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
2. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
3. Lovin' on Borrowed Time
4. When You Come to the End of Your Road
5. I Ain't Gonna Be the First to Cry
6. Dreamer
7. Yolanda
8. Twenty-Four Hour Blues
9. Cold Day in Hell
10. Who's Foolin' Who?

"Together For The First Time" (with B.B. King) (MCA 1974)

1. 3 O'Clock Blues
2. It's My Own Fault
3. Driftin' Blues
4. That's the Way Love Is
5. I'm Sorry
6. I'll Take Care of You
7. Don't Cry No More
8. Don't Want a Soul Hangin' Around
9. Good To Be Back Home / Driving Wheel / Rock Me Baby / Black Night / Cherry Red / It's My Own Fault / 3 O'Clock Blues / Oh, Come Back Baby / Chains Of Love / Gonna Get Me An Old Woman
10. Everybody Wants to Know Why I Sing the Blues
11. Goin' Down Slow
12. I Like to Live the Love

"Woke Up Screaming" (Duke 1974)

"Get On Down With Bobby Bland" (ABC 1975)

Tracks: I Take It On Home/Today I Started Loving You Again/You've Always Got The Blues/I Hate You//You've Never Been This Far Before/If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin/Someone To Give My Love To/Too Far Gone/You're Gonna Love Yourself

"Together Again...Live" (with B.B. King) (MCA 1976)

1. Let the Good Times Roll
2. Medley: Stormy Monday Blues/Strange Things Happen: Stormy Monday Blues / Strange Things Happen
3. Feel So Bad
4. Medley: Mother-In-Law Blues/Mean Old World: Mother-In-Law Blues / Mean Old World
5. Every Day I Have the Blues
6. The Medley: The Thrill Is Gone/I Ain't Gonna Be the First to Cry: The Thrill Is Gone / I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry

"Reflections In Blue" (MCA 1977)

Tracks: The Soul Of A Man/I'll Be Your Fool Once More/Sittin' On A Poor Man's Throne/I Intend To Take Your Place/It Ain't The Real Thing//It's All Over/If I Weren't A Gambler/Five Long Years/I Got The Same Old Blues

"Come Fly with Me" (MCA 1978)

Tracks: Come Fly With Me/Lady Lonely/Night Games/To Be Friends/I'm Just Your Man//Love To See You Smile/You Can Count On Me/This Bitter Earth/Ain't God Something 

"I Feel Good, I Feel Fine" (MCA 1979)

Tracks: I Feel Good, I Feel Fine/I Can't Take No Mo'/Little Mama/Tit For That//Someone To Belong To/Soon As The Weather Breaks/In His Eyes/Red Sails In The Sunset 

"Sweet Vibrations" (MCA 1980)

Tracks: Sweet Vibrator/You'd Be A Millionaire/Soul With A Flavor/Special Kind Of Fool/Somewhere Over The Rainbow//Hollywood Woman/A Real Woman Is What It Takes/Suspicious/Merry Christmas Baby

" Try Me, I'm Real" (MCA 1981)

Tracks: Try Me Iím Real / But I Do / What A Difference A Day Makes / Thatís How I Feel About You / Giviní Up The Streets For Love /Just You Just Me / A Song For You My Son / I Cover The Waterfront / Love Is Where Itís At

"Here We Go Again" (MCA 1982)

Tracks: Here We Go Again / Recess in Heaven / Never Let Me Go / Country Love / Exactly, Where It's At / You're About to Win / Is This the Blues? / Don't Go to Strangers / We've Had a Good Time

"Tell Mr. Bland" (MCA 1983)

Tracks: Tell Mister Bland/I'll Be Good To You/Ain't It A Good Thing/If It Ain't One Thing (It's Another)/It's All In The Game/Queen For A Day/What Is It?/Fever

"You've Got Me Loving You" (MCA 1984)

Tracks: You've Got Me Loving You/Call On Me/It's Too Bad/Get Real Clean/There's A Brigher Day Ahead/I've Got A Friend/Just Because I Love You/Looking Back/You Are My Christmas

"Members Only" (Malaco 1985)

1. Members Only
2. In the Ghetto
3. I've Just Got to Know
4. Straight from the Shoulder
5. Sweet Woman's Love
6. Can We Make Love Tonight
7. Sweet Surrender
8. I Need Your Love So Bad
9. Heart, Open up Again

"After All" (Malaco 1986)

1. Second Hand Heart
2. After All
3. Walkin' and Talkin' and Singin' the Blues
4. I Hear You Thinkin'
5. There Ain't No Turnin' Back
6. Love Me or Leave Me
7. Angel
8. Sunday Morning Love
9. I Stand Accused

"Blues You Can Use" (Malaco 1987)

1. Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
2. Spending My Life With You
3. Our First Blues Song
4. Restless Feelin's
5. 24 Hours a Day
6. I've Got a Problem
7. Let's Part as Friends
8. For the Last Time
9. There's No Easy Way to Say Goodbye

"First Class Blues" (Malaco 1987)

1. Two Steps from the Blues
2. St. James Infirmary
3. Members Only
4. Sunday Morning Love
5. In the Ghetto
6. Sweet Woman's Love
7. Angel
8. I've Just Got to Know
9. Can We Make Love Tonight
10. After All
11. I Hear You Thinkin'
12. Straight from the Shoulder
13. Love Me or Leave Me
14. Second Hand Heart
15. Walkin' and Talkin' and Singin' the Blues
16. Heart, Open up Again

"Midnight Run" (Malaco 1988)

1. You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal
2. Lay Love Aside
3. Kiss Me to the Music
4. Keep It a Secret
5. Take off Your Shoes
6. Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
7. If I Don't Get Involved
8. I'm Not Ashamed
9. Midnight Run
10. Starting All over Again

"The Best Of" (MCA 2000)

1. Poverty
2. I Smell Trouble
3. Someday
4. I'll Take Care of You
5. I Pity the Fool
6. Cry Cry Cry
7. Turn on Your Love Light
8. Call on Me
9. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
10. If You Could Read My Mind
11. Farther up the Road
12. Stormy Monday


"The 3 B Boy: Blues Years 1952-1959" (Ace 1991)

1. No Blow, No Show
2. Wise Man's Blues
3. Army Blues
4. Lost Lover Blues
5. It's My Life, Baby
6. Honey Bee
7. Time Out
8. Million Miles From Nowhere
9. Woke Up Screaming
10. You've Got Bad Intentions
11. I Can't Put You Down Baby
12. I Don't Believe
13. I Learned My Lesson
14. I Smell Trouble
15. Don't Want No Woman
16. Farther Up The Road
17. Teach Me (How To Love You)
18. Bobby's Blues
19. You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
20. Loan A Helping Hand
21. Last Night
22. Little Boy Blue
23. You Did Me Wrong
24. I Lost Sight On The World
25. Wishing Well

"Portrait Of The Blues" (Malaco 1991)

1. Ain't No Love for Sale
2. Hurtin' Love
3. These Are the Things That a Woman Needs
4. I Can Take You to Heaven Tonight
5. Last One to Know, The
6. Just Take My Love
7. I Just Won't Be Your Fool Anymore
8. She's Puttin' Something in My Food
9. When Hearts Grow Cold
10. Let Love Have Its Way

"The Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-1969" (Ace 1991)

1. Who Will The Next Fool Be?
2. I Pity The Fool
3. Don't Cry No More Blues
4. Ain't That Loving You
5. I'm Not Ashamed
6. Cry, Cry, Cry
7. I'll Take Care Of You
8. Call On Me
9. Blue Moon
10. Turn On Your Love Light
11. Stormy Monday Blues
12. Two Steps From The Blues
13. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
14. Ain't Doing Too Bad Part 1
15. Sometimes You Gotta Cry A Little
16. Ain't No Telling
17. Yield Not To Temptation
18. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
19. These Hands (Small But Mighty)
20. Good Time Charlie Part 1
21. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But The Blues)
22. Share Your Love With Me
23. That Did It
24. Back In The Same Old Bag Again
25. Chains Of Love

"I Pity The Fool: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1" (MCA 1992)

DISC 1:
1. I.O.U. Blues
2. Lovin' Blues
3. No Blow, No Show
4. Wise Man's Blues
5. Army Blues
6. It's My Life, Baby
7. Lost Lover Blues
8. Honey Bee
9. Time Out
10. You or None - (alternate take)
11. Million Miles from Nowhere, A
12. You or None
13. I Woke up Screaming
14. I Can't Put You Down Baby
15. You've Got Bad Intentions
16. I Don't Believe
17. I Learned My Lesson
18. Don't Want No Woman
19. I Smell Trouble
20. Sometime Tomorrow
21. Farther up the Road

22. Teach Me (How to Love You)

DISC 2:
1. Bobby's Blues
2. Loan Me a Helping Hand
3. You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
4. Last Night
5. Little Boy Blue
6. I Lost Sight of the World - (LP version)
7. You Did Me Wrong
8. I Lost Sight of the World - (single version)
9. I'm Not Ashamed
10. Wishing Well
11. Is It Real?
12. That's Why
13. Hold Me Tenderly
14. Someday
15. I'll Take Care of You
16. Cry Cry Cry
17. Lead Me On
18. I've Been Wrong So Long
19. I Pity the Fool
20. Close to You
21. Two Steps from the Blues
22. Don't Cry No More

"Years Of Tears" (Malaco 1993)

1. Somewhere Between Right & Wrong
2. There's a Stranger in My House
3. Hole in the Wall
4. Years of Tears to Go
5. Hurtin' Time Again
6. I Just Tripped on a Piece of Your Broken Heart
7. Sweet Lady Love
8. Love of Mine
9. I've Got to Have Your Love Tonight
10. You Put the Hurt on a Hurtin' Man

"Long Beach 1983 [live]" (Charly 1994)

1. Mel's Groove (Instrumental)
2. Ain't That Loving You
3. I'll Take Care of Youi
4. Soul of a Man
5. I Intend to Take You Place
6. Soon as the Weather Breaks
7. Today I Started Loving You Again
8. Share Our Love With Me
9. Recess in Heaven
10. That's the Way Love Is/ Ain't Nothin' You Can Do (Medley)
11. Feeling Is Gone/ Stormy Monday Blues (Medley)
12. Farther up the Road


"Turn On Your Love Light: Duke Recordings, Vol. 2" (MCA 1994)

DISC 1:
1. How Does a Cheatin' Woman Feel
2. St. James Infirmary
3. I've Just Got to Forget You
4. Jelly, Jelly
5. Ain't That Lovin' You
6. You're the One (That I Adore)
7. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
8. Blue Moon
9. Blues in the Night
10. Twistin' up the Road
11. Stormy Monday Blues
12. Turn on Your Love Light
13. Your Friends
14. Yield Not to Temptation
15. You're Worth It All
16. No Sweeter Girl
17. Feeling Is Gone, The
18. 36-22-36
19. Call on Me
20. That's the Way Love Is
21. Ain't It a Good Thing
22. Cry Lover Cry
23. Honky Tonk
24. Queen for a Day
25. I Can't Stop

DISC 2:
1. Sometimes You Gotta Cry a Little
2. Honey Child
3. I'll Call You Tomorrow - (previously unreleased)
4. Dust Got in Daddy's Eyes
5. If I Hadn't Called You Back
6. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
7. Share Your Love With Me
8. Care for Me
9. After It's Too Late
10. Today
11. Black Night - (LP version)
12. For Men Only - (previously unreleased)
13. Greatest, The - (previously unreleased)
14. Black Night - (45 version)
15. Blind Man
16. Steal Away
17. If You Could Read My Mind
18. Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 1
19. Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 2
20. I Won't Forget - (previously unreleased)
21. Loneliness Hurts
22. When You Put Me Down
23. I'm Gonna Cry
24. Reconsider Baby
25. Ain't No Telling

"Really The Blues" (Monad 1995)

1. Ain't That Lovin' You
2. I'll Take Care of You
3. I Pity the Fool
4. This Time I'm Gone for Good
5. That's the Way Love Is
6. Blues Medley: Stormy Monday Blues/Guitar Solo Blues/Ad Lib Blues Fina: Stormy Monday Blues / Guitar Blues Solo / Ad Lib Blues Finale
7. Encore Medley: Instrumental/Reconsider Baby: Instrumental / Reconsider Baby
8. St. James Infirmary


"That Did It!: Duke Recordings Vol. 3" (MCA 1996)

DISC 1:
1. Reach Right Out
2. Angel Girl - (previously unreleased)
3. Building a Fire With Rain - (previously unreleased)
4. Ain't Nobody's Business
5. Fever
6. Let's Get Together
7. Dear Bobby (The Note)
8. Sweet Lips of Joy
9. I Ain't Myself Anymore - (previously unreleased)
10. Too Late for Tears
11. These Hands (Small But Mighty) - (previously unreleased)
12. Playgirl
13. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
14. Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1
15. Deep in My Soul
16. Sweet Loving
17. One Horse Town
18. I Can't Stop
19. Back in the Same Old Bag Again
20. You're All I Need - (previously unreleased)
21. Poverty
22. That Did It
23. Piece of Gold - (previously unreleased)
24. Sad Feeling
25. Shoes
26. Driftin' Blues
27. Gettin' Used to the Blues - (previously unreleased)
28. Road of Brokenhearted Men

DISC 2:
1. Lover With a Reputation - (previously unreleased)
2. Touch of the Blues
3. Set Me Free
4. Save Your Love for Me
5. Wouldn't You Rather Have Me
6. Rockin' in the Same Old Boat
7. This Time I'll Be True - (previously unreleased)
8. Baby I'm on My Way
9. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But the Blues)
10. Georgia on My Mind
11. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
12. Gotta Get to Know You
13. Chains of Love
14. Since I Fell for You
15. Yum Yum Tree - (previously unreleased)
16. You Ought to Be Ashamed
17. If Love Ruled the World - (previously unreleased)
18. If You Got a Heart - (previously unreleased)
19. Keep on Loving Me (You'll See the Change) - (previously unreleased)
20. I'm Sorry - (previously unreleased)
21. Shape up or Ship Out - (previously unreleased)
22. Love That We Share (Is True) - (previously unreleased)
23. Do What You Set Out to Do - (previously unreleased)
24. I'm So Tired - (previously unreleased)
25. I Don't Want Another Mountain to Climb - (previously unreleased)
26. That's All There Is (There Ain't No More) - (previously unreleased)

"Sad Street" (Malaco 1996)

1. Double Trouble
2. Sad Street
3. God Bless the Child
4. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
5. My Heart's Been Broken Again
6. I've Got a Twenty Room House
7. Mind Your Own Business
8. I Wanna Tell You About the Blues
9. I Had a Dream Last Night
10. Let's Have Some Fun

"Just One More Step" (601 Music 1998)

1. Two Steps From The Blues
2. Sunday Morning Love
3. Angel
4. Second Hand Heart
5. Let's Part As Friends
6. Midnight Run
7. Ain't No Love For Sale
8. I've Got Years Of Tears To Go
9. I've Got A Twenty Room House
10. I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight

"Greatest Hits Volume 1: The Duke Recordings" (Duke/Peacock 1998)

1. Farther up the Road
2. I'll Take Care of You
3. I Pity the Fool
4. Cry Cry Cry
5. Don't Cry No More
6. Ain't That Lovin' You
7. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
8. Turn on Your Love Light
9. Stormy Monday Blues
10. Yield Not to Temptation
11. That's the Way Love Is
12. Call on Me
13. These Hands (Small But Mighty)
14. That Did It
15. Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1 - (part one)
16. Chains of Love

"Greatest Hits Volume 2: The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings" (MCA 1998)

1. This Time I'm Gone for Good
2. Goin' Down Slow
3. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
4. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
5. Yolanda
6. I Ain't Gonna Be the First to Cry
7. Today I Started Loving You Again
8. I Hate You
9. Soul of a Man, The
10. It Ain't the Real Thing
11. Sittin' on a Poor Man's Throne
12. Let the Good Times Roll
13. You'd Be a Millionaire
14. Love to See You Smile
15. Recess in Heaven
16. Soon as the Weather Breaks

"Live On Beale Street" (Malaco 1998)

1. Intro, Bobby Bland Orchestra
2. When Your Love Is Not Around
3. That's the Way Love Is
4. Love of Mine
5. As Soon as the Weather Breaks
6. Farther on Up the Road
7. I Pity the Fool
8. Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
9. St. James Infirmary
10. I'll Take Care of You
11. Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
12. You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal
13. Sunday Morning Love
14. If You're Gonna Walk on My Love
15. Bobby Rush, Johnnie Taylor Introduction/Rap
16. Stormy Monday
17. Medley: Double Trouble/She's Puttin' Somethin' in My Food: Double Trouble / She's Puttin' Somethin' In My Food
18. Members Only
19. 24 Hours a Day

"Memphis Monday Morning" (Malaco 1998)

1. I'm Bobby "B"
2. I Don't Want No Kickin' in My Stall
3. There's a Rat Loose in My House
4. Truth Will Set You Free, The
5. Memphis Monday Morning
6. I'm Glad
7. My Baby Is the Only One
8. I Hate Missin' You
9. You Left Me With the Blues
10. Lookin' for Some Tush

"Blues & Ballads" (MCA 1999)

1. I've Been Wrong So Long
2. If I Hadn't Called You Back
3. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
4. Share Your Love With Me
5. Touch of the Blues
6. Save Your Love for Me
7. Georgia on My Mind
8. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
9. I've Got to Use My Imagination
10. Lovin' on Borrowed Time
11. You've Always Got the Blues
12. Night Games
13. This Bitter Earth
14. Someone to Belong To
15. Never Let Me Go
16. It's All in the Game

"20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection: The Best Of" (MCA 2000)

1. I Pity the Fool
2. Lead Me On
3. Turn on Your Love Light
4. Stormy Monday Blues
5. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
6. That's the Way Love Is
7. Poverty
8. Driftin' Blues
9. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
10. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
11. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
12. Goin' Down Slow

"The Anthology" (MCA 2001)

DISC 1:
1. Lovin' Blues
2. It's My Life, Baby
3. I Woke up Screaming
4. You've Got Bad Intentions
5. I Smell Trouble
6. Farther up the Road
7. Little Boy Blue
8. I'm Not Ashamed
9. I'll Take Care of You
10. Lead Me On
11. Cry Cry Cry
12. I've Been Wrong So Long
13. I Pity the Fool
14. Don't Cry No More
15. Ain't That Lovin' You
16. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
17. Stormy Monday Blues
18. Turn on Your Love Light
19. Yield Not to Temptation
20. 36-22-36
21. Call on Me
22. That's the Way Love Is
23. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
24. Share Your Love With Me
25. Blind Man
26. Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 1
27. These Hands
28. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
29. Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1

DISC 2:
1. Poverty
2. You're All I Need
3. That Did It
4. Driftin' Blues
5. Save Your Love for Me
6. Rockin' in the Same Old Boat
7. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But the Blues)
8. Chains of Love
9. If You Got a Heart
10. Do What You Set Out to Do
11. Goin' Down Slow - (stereo single edit)
12. This Time I'm Gone for Good - (previously unreleased)
13. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
14. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
15. Yolanda - (stereo single)
16. I Take It on Home
17. It Ain't the Real Thing - (stereo single)
18. Let the Good Times Rol
19. Soul of a Man, The - (stereo single)
20. Soon as the Weather Breaks - (stereo, single)
21. Recess in Heaven

 
"Ask me 'Bout Nothing But The Blues" (MCA 2001)

1. Farther Up The Road
2. Blues In The Night
3. Feeling Is Gone
4. How Does A Cheatin' Woman Feel
5. Ain'T Nothing You Can Do
6. Stormy Monday Blues
7. Blue Moon
8. Turn On Your Lovelight
9. Cry Cry Cry
10. I Pity The Fool
11. Fever
12. I'M To Far Gone (To Turn Around)
13. This Time I'M Gone For Good
14. Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But The Blues)
15. Chains Of Fools
16. That Did It
17. Good Time Charlie
18. Thrill Is Gone (With B.B King)
19. Everyday (I Have The Blues) With B.B. King)
20. Yolonda
21. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don'T Want To Be Right
22. Ain'T No Love In The Heart Of The City

Bobby "Blue" Bland "Blues At Midnight" (Malaco)"Blues At Midnight" (Malaco 2003)

1. Where Do I Go from Here
2. I Caught the Blues from Someone Else
3. You Hit the Nail on the Head
4. I've Got the Blues at Midnight
5. Baby What's Wrong With You
6. What a Wonderful World
7. My Sunday's Comin' Soon
8. This Man-Woman Thing
9. Only Thing Missing Is You, The
10. I'm a Blues Man
11. Ghetto Nights

"The Definitive Collection" (Universal 2007)

1. I Smell Trouble
2. Farther Up the Road
3. Little Boy Blue
4. I'll Take Care of You
5. Lead Me On
6. Cry Cry Cry
7. I Pity the Fool
8. Don't Cry No More
9. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
10. Stormy Monday Blues
11. Turn on Your Love Light
12. Yield Not to Temptation
13. Call on Me
14. That's the Way Love Is
15. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
16. Share Your Love with Me
17. Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1
18. Poverty
19. Chains of Love
20. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
21. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
22. Let the Good Times Roll - (live)

"The Best Of" (Universal 2008)

1. Farther Up the Road
2. Ain't That Lovin' You
3. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
4. Poverty [Single Version]
5. Yolanda [Single Edit]
6. Stormy Monday Blues [Single Version]
7. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
8. I'll Take Care of You
9. Chains of Love
10. I Pity the Fool
11. Cry, Cry, Cry
12. Little Boy Blue
13. I'm Not Ashamed
14. Lead Me On
15. Don't Cry No More
16. Turn on Your Love Light [Single Version]
17. Who Will the Next Fool Be? [Single Version]
18. Yield Not to Temptation
19. Call on Me
20. That's the Way Love Is
21. Sometimes You Gotta Cry a Little
22. The Feeling Is Gone
23. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
24. Share Your Love with Me
25. Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Pt. 1
26. Blind Man
27. Black Night

"It's My Life: The Singles A's & B's 1951-1960" (Jasmine 2011)

Disc: 1
1. Love You Till The Day I Die
2. Crying All Night Long
3. Dry Up Baby
4. Love My Baby
5. Drifting From Town To Town
6. Good Lovin
7. I.O.U. Blues
8. Lovin Blues
9. No Blow No Show
10. Army Blues
11. Wise Man Blues
12. Lost Lover Blues
13. Honey Bee
14. It s My Life Baby
15. Time Out
16. You Or None
17. I Woke Up Screaming
18. A Million Miles From Nowhere
19. You ve Got Bad Intentions
20. I Can t Put You Down
Disc: 2
1. I Don t Believe
2. I Learned My Lesson
3. I Smell Trouble
4. Don t Want No Woman
5. Sometime Tomorrow
6. Further On Up The Road
7. Bobby s Blues
8. Teach Me How To Love You
9. Loan A Helping Hand
10. You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
11. Last Night
12. Little Boy Blue
13. You Did Me Wrong
14. I Lost Sight Of The World
15. I m Not Ashamed
16. Wishing Well
17. Is It Real
18. Someday
19. That s Why
20. I ll Take Care Of You
21. Hold Me Tenderly
22. Lead Me On
23. Cry Cry Cry
24. I ve Been Wrong For So Long
25. I Pity The Fool
26. Close To You

"Unmatched: The Very Best Of" (Malaco 2011)

1. I Just Tripped On A Piece Of Your Heart
2. I'm A Blues Man
3. I Need Your Love So Bad
4. Tonight's The Night
5. Ain't No Sunshine
6. If I Don't Get Involved
7. Members Only
8. I Just Won't Be Your Fool Anymore
9. The Truth Will Set You Free
10.Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
11. Second Hand Heart
12. Sad Street
13. When Hearts Grow Cold
14. There's No Easy Way To Say Goodbye
15. After All
16. Heart Open Up Again

"The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection" (Big 3 2013)

01. "I pity the fool"
02. "Don't cry no more"
03. "I'll take care of you"
04. "You did me wrong"
05. "Bobby's blues"
06. "I learned my lesson"
07. "Time out"
08. "Army blues"
09. "Love you till the day I die"
10. "Drifting from town to town"
11. "Dry up baby"
12. "Lovin' blues"
13. "Crying all night long"
14. "I.O.U. blues"
15. "You or none"
16. "Don't want no woman"
17. "Loan a helping hand"
18. "Stormy Monday blues"
19. "St. James infirmary"
Disc 02
01. "Further up the road"
02. "I can't put you down"
03. "It's my life baby"
04. "No blow no show"
05. "You've got bad intentions"
06. "Sometime tomorrow"
07. "Lead me on"
08. "Blues in the night"
09. "You got me (where you want me)"
10. "The feeling is gone"
11. "Little boy blue"
12. "Blue moon"
13. "I'm not ashamed"
14. "Yield not to temptation"
15. "Who will the next fool be?"
16. "36-22-36"
17. "Two steps from the blues"
18. "Call on me"
19. "Good lovin'"
Disc 03
01. "Turn on your love light"
02. "I've been wrong for so long"
03. "Wishing well"
04. "Teach me how to love you"
05. "I smell trouble"
06. "I don't believe"
07. "Woke up screaming"
08. "Last night"
09. "Ain't that lovin' you"
10. "I lost sight of the world"
11. "Cry, cry, cry"
12. "Someday"
13. "I've just got to forget about you"
14. "That's why"
15. "Close to you"
16. "How does a cheatin' woman feel?"
17. "Hold me tenderly"
18. "Is it real?"
19. "That's the way love is"

"Angel in Anguish: Deep Deep Soul of Bobby Bland" (Fingertips 2013)

1. "Don't Cry No More"
2. "Loan Me A Helping Hand"
3. "I Woke Up Screaming"
4. "You Got Me (Where You Want Me)"
5. "Farther Up The Road"
6. "Ain't That Lovin' You"
7. "How Does A Cheatin' Woman Feel"
8. "I'm Not Ashamed"
9. "Sometime Tomorrow"
10. "I Smell Trouble"
11. "I've Been Wrong So Long"
12. "I Learned My Lesson"
13. "You Did Me Wrong"
14. "Turn On Your Love Light"
15. "I've Just Got To Forget You"
16. "I Can't Put You Down Baby"
17. "I Pity The Fool"
18. "Cry, Cry, Cry"
19. "Someday"
20. "Two Steps From The Blues"
21. "St James Infirmary"
22. "I'll Take Care Of You"
23. "Lead Me On"
24. "Don't Want No Woman"
25. "It's My Life Baby"
26. "Little Boy Blue"
27. "Last Night"
28. "Wishing Well"
29. "I Lost Sight Of The World"

"The Duke Years 1952-1962" (Not Now 2014)

Disc: 1
1. Farther Up The Road
2. Stormy Monday Blues
3. Little Boy Blue
4. Lead Me On
5. Who Will The Next Fool Be?
6. Call On Me
7. I.O.U. Blues
8. It s My Life, Baby
9. You ve Got A Bad Intentions
10. Woke Up Screaming
11. Bobby s Blues
12. You're The One (That I Adore)
13. Hold Me Tenderly
14. Two Steps From The Blues
15. How Does A Cheating Women Feel
16. Close To You
17. Don t Want No Woman
18. You Did Me Wrong
19. Teach Me (How To Love You)
20. Last Night
Disc: 2
1. Ain't That Loving You
2. Yield Not To Temptation
3. Cry, Cry, Cry
4. I'll Take Care Of You
5. Lovin' Blues
6. Time Out
7. Blue Moon
8. I've Been Wrong So Long
9. I Learned My Lesson
10. I Don t Believe
11. I Smell Trouble
12. You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
13. I Lost Sight On The World
14. Wishing Well
15. Is It Real
16. Your Friends
17. I've Just Got To Forget You
18. That's Why
Disc: 3
1. Turn On Your Love Light
2. I Pity the Fool
3. I'm Not Ashamed
4. Don't Cry No More
5. St. James Infirmary
6. That's The Way Love Is
7. Someday
8. No Blow, No Show
9. Army Blues
10. You Or None
11. I Can t Put You Down Baby
12. Blues In The Night
13. Jelly, Jelly, Jelly
14. Loan A Helping Hand
15. Twistin' Up The Road
16. 36-22-36
17. You're Worth It All
18. Sometime Tomorrow

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