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#213: Two Steps From the Blues by Bobby Bland

6.15.2012

Two Steps From the Blues by Bobby Bland (1961)

Favorite Tracks: "Two Steps From the Blues" and "Cry Cry Cry" and "Don't Cry No More"

Thoughts: I think I expected very traditional, slow blues, and instead this album was very lively and even pop sounding in its blues.  Bobby has a fantastic voice, and he sang (at least to my ears) much more like Ben E. King than B.B. King.  (See what I did there?  Did you see it?)

The songs were also quite short and sweet, which I appreciated.  A very good album to me, not great.  I would never place it at #213, but then I'm not into blues that much.

Is This Better Than The River?: Nope.

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