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Monday, June 24, 2013

Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83

Remembering The Multi-Dimensional Music Of Bobby Bobby "Blue" Bland was known as the Frank Sinatra of the blues. He smoothed out Southern soul with the elegance of jazz and big band music, sparked it with elements of country and pop and influenced musicians like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. more
NPR ( 6/24/2013 11:36:22 AM -08:00 )

Legendary Bobby Bland brought class to the blues
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Hamilton Spectator ( 6/24/2013 11:25:06 AM -08:00 )

Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83
(CNN) -- Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland has died at the age of 83, his son said Monday. Bland's son Rodd told CNN that failing health had forced his dad off the stage earlier this year. "He had a hole in his stomach that had become tumorous, and it was emptying more
CNN ( 6/24/2013 10:12:35 AM -08:00 )

Bobby Bland
Bobby BlandBland's preaching vocal style was set against a fat horn section and a piercing electric guitar. His signature trick was a guttural yelp, once described as “a squall or a chicken bone sound that suggested a moment of transcendent release”. Born Robert Calvin more
Telegraph.co.uk ( 6/24/2013 9:49:12 AM -08:00 )

Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland, known as 'the Sinatra of the blues', has died aged 83
Click here to listen to I'll Take Care of You by Bobby Bland. Bobby “Blue” Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as Turn on Your Love Light and Further On Up the Road, died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said more
National Post ( 6/24/2013 9:46:46 AM -08:00 )

The Late, Great Bobby 'Blue' Bland Talks His First Hit, His Legacy, Chauffeuring
The Late, Great Bobby Bobby Blue Bland performs at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1979. (Photo by Kirk West/Getty Images). 0. 0. 0. 0. The sad news of Bobby “Blue” Bland's passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and more
Billboard ( 6/24/2013 9:34:53 AM -08:00 )

Blues balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83
Bobby "Blue" Bland, the soul and blues balladeer behind hits such as “Stormy Monday Blues,” “That's the Way Love Is” and “Turn on Your Love Light,” died Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. His son Rodd told the Associated Press that the singer died from more
Los Angeles Times ( 6/24/2013 9:20:24 AM -08:00 )

Bobby (Blue) Bland, Soul and Blues Balladeer, Dies at 83
Bobby (Blue) Bland, Soul and Blues Balladeer, Dies at 83Bobby (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. Arts Twitter Logo. more
New York Times (blog) ( 6/24/2013 9:10:17 AM -08:00 )

Blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies aged 83
Blues singer Bobby Bobby Bland, the blues and soul singer nicknamed 'Blue', has died aged 83 it has been confirmed. Bland, famous for his songs including 'Turn On Your Love Light' and 'Further On Up The Road', died on Sunday at home in Memphis, Tennessee after more
NME.com ( 6/24/2013 9:02:12 AM -08:00 )

Stormy Monday: Goodbye, Bobby “Blue” Bland
Robert Calvin “Bobby” Bland died on June 23 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 83. The Associated Press quoted his son as saying he died due to an ongoing illness. He was known as Bobby “Blue” Bland — or, the Sinatra Of The Blues. Born in rural more
Voice of America (blog) ( 6/24/2013 8:00:38 AM -08:00 )

Blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83
Blues singer Bobby GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further on up the Road," has died. He was 83. Bland's son Rodd said his father died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 6/24/2013 7:57:11 AM -08:00 )

'Sinatra of blues world' Bobby Blue Bland passes away
Bobby “Blue” Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as Turn on Your Love Light and Further On Up the Road, died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said his father died about 5:30 pm Sunday due to complications more
Firstpost ( 6/24/2013 7:46:44 AM -08:00 )

Bobby “Blue” Bland dies
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Houston Chronicle ( 6/24/2013 7:35:19 AM -08:00 )

Bobby "Blue" Bland
(FILE PHOTO) American Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dies At 83. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 23: Singer Bobby Blue Bland performs on stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England on May 23, 1982. Photo By David Redfern/Redferns more
Houston Chronicle ( 6/24/2013 7:32:41 AM -08:00 )

Singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dead at 83
(CNN) -- Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland has died at the age of 83, his son said Monday. The website in his name credits Bland with being "one of the main creators of the modern soul-blues sound." Bland's song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" was sampled more
CNN ( 6/24/2013 7:26:54 AM -08:00 )

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, soul and blues singer, dies at 83
Bobby "Blue" Bland, the blues and soul singer whose most memorable songs included Further On Up the Road and Turn On Your Love Light, has died. The 83-year-old died on Sunday at home in Memphis, Tennessee, surrounded by his relatives, after more
BBC News ( 6/24/2013 7:02:55 AM -08:00 )

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, R&B singer dead at 83, enshrined in Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
Bobby Bobby "Blue" Bland, one of the best pure rhythm and blues singers ever, died Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. His son Rodd told Associated Press he died from complications of an ongoing illness. Bland was a classic music business survivor, an artist who more
New York Daily News ( 6/24/2013 6:20:42 AM -08:00 )

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, The 'Sinatra Of The Blues,' Dies
Bobby "Blue" Bland, the "Sinatra of the blues" who sang such classics as "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Further On Up The Road," has died. He was 83. Bobby "Blue" Bland at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Enlarge image i. Bobby "Blue" more
NPR ( 6/24/2013 5:46:03 AM -08:00 )

American blues singer Bobby Bland passes away
Bobby Bland, the American blues singer, died in Memphis on Sunday following complications from an ongoing illness. He was 83. Bland was born in Rosemark, Tennessee in 1930. Known as The Lion of The Blues, he was a contemporary of blues and soul more
Business Standard ( 6/24/2013 5:27:23 AM -08:00 )

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Singer of Memphis Blues Ballads, Dies at 83
Bobby “Blue” Bland, a singer who brought together the blues and balladry in hit singles such as “Farther Up the Road” and “Turn on Your Love Light,” has died. He was 83. He died yesterday at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, his son, Rod Bland, said, more
Businessweek ( 6/24/2013 4:41:31 AM -08:00 )