1961

I PITY THE FOOL * BOBBY BLAND * DUKE 332 * USA

Recorded Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 1960, this top track, from the king of Soul Blues, starts of with a slow burn as Bobby Bland repeats the title "I pity the fool" then ignites, with a flaming brass section, as he shouts out 'Look at the people, there just standing there watching you make a fool of me', (just think what those powerful lyrics might mean). Added to this there are some jazzy instrumental pyrotechnics; me, I can't get enough of this stuff.

See also: 

Aíint Nothing You Can Do

Call On Me

Cry Cry Cry

Donít Cry No More

Iím To Far Gone

St. James Infimary

Thatís The Way Love Is

Who Will The Next Fool Be

Yield Not To Temptation

I Lost Sight Of The World

Iíll Take Care Of You

Is It Real

Little Boy Blue


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