BOBBY-BLAND-Obituary

BOBBY BLAND

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Kudos to James Ingram for his stirring remembrances of the master of melisma, Sir Bobby. However, to set the record straight, let's give proper credit to his two Hall of Fame guitarists: 1. The Wizard, the great Mel Brown on guitar. And of course, 2. The incomparable guitarist who so perfectly fused blues and jazz on his many Duke recordings, HOFer Mr. Wayne Bennett. For fifty years I remember notifying my cadre of Bay Area Bobby fanatics with the simple words " The MAN is coming."...

I grew up listening to his music and he's my favorite blues artist. RIP you're loved by many!

Bobby..... I was on tour in Singapore when I got the news.. In this business there are seldom truly original and gifted artists ! You were in a select catagory by yourself. The tight horn's and Mel Bennet going his magic on guitar , I could go on and on. You loved and respected your fans, and they were filled with the spirit of joy when you reached out to shake a hand! Your explosive shows brought hundreds of thousands to there feet! The concert in Chicago in 1984 is my favorite . The time...

Never forget this artist..

I've LOVED YOU DEARLY MR. BLAND AND MAY YOU RIP...YOU ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL LIFTED WHEN I HEARD YOUR VOICE...I FIRST SAW YOU IN PORTALES NM AND YOU WERE WALKING YOUR DOG...YOU WERE INTRODUCING AL TNT BRAGGS...I ASKED YOU FOR A FEW DEDICATIONS AND YOU IMMEDIATELY REPLIED WHEN YOU RETURNED FROM YOUR BREAK...I THANK YOU....THE BLUES IN MY HEART COMES FROM YOU..THE NEXT COUPLE OF TIMES I SAW YOU WAS IN SAN BERNARDINO CA....I ENJOYED HEARING THAT VOICE GOD BLESSED YOU WITH....KEEP SINGING UP THERE...

Love your music

Still missing you!

Miss you Bobby and BB going to see you every year at the Fox's theatre in Detroit . Michelle Cantrell .

yMr Bland may you rest in Peace. The music you left behind for us to hear will always keep ypu in our hearts. You will never be far away, All we have to do is "Turn on that love Light in our heart and we will find you there waiting to entertain us like you did for so many years withe wonderful voice n-and million dollar smile. you are truly missed, LOretta MYer, col, ga

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BOBBY's Obituary

BOBBY “Blue” BLAND, 83, legendary blues artist, of Memphis, passed June 23, 2013. Visitation 1-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Broad Avenue. Service will be 12 noon, Thursday, June 27 at the church, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Willie M. Bland; daughter,...

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