A TREASURE DISCOVERED - Recorded live at Ratso's, Chicago, 1977.
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"Bobby Bland earned his enduring blues superstar status the hard way: without a guitar, harmonica, or any other instrument to fall back upon. All Bland had to offer was his magnificent voice, a tremendously powerful instrument in his early heyday, injected with charisma and melisma to spare. Just ask his legion of female fans, who deemed him a sex symbol late into his career." -Bill Dahl, All Music Guide
May we add that Bobby is also one of the great song writers.
This Original Live Concert contains some truly heart felt performances by Bobby and his amazing southern horn band.
RATSO'S - '77
1. Introduction/Reconsider Baby
2. I’ll Take Care Of You
3. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog The Way You Treated Me
4. I Pity The Fool
5. This Time I’m Gone For Good
6. That’s The Way Love Is/Ain't Nothing You Can Do
7. St. James Infirmary
8. Two Steps From The Blues
9. Further Up The Road
10. Today I Started Loving You Again
11. Ain’t That Lovin’ You
12. Blues Medley:
The Feeling Is Gone
13. Acknowledgments and Play-Off
Bobby Blue Bland Orchestra
Joseph Hardin - Trumpet
Tommy Furguson - Trumpet
Melvin Jackson - Tenor Saxophone
Al Thomas - Trumbone
Art Wilson - Trombone and Master of Ceremonies
"Little" Johnny Jones - Lead Guitar
Larry Hall - Rhythm Guitar
Leo Penn - Bass
Harold "Peanie" Portier - Drums
Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013) RIP