1959

IS IT REAL * BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND AND HIS BAND * DUKE 310 * USA

The last release to feature Bobby Bland's "Blue" epithet, he would hence forth, on Duke records at least, be known as just Bobby Bland. This cut has a complex polyphonic sound, with a very muted Spanish guitar opening, bongos playing a Cha Cha beat, flutes riding above the rhythmic guitars and two layers of backing vocals: one male group supplying a DooWop type boom-de-boom base sound and another female group chanting in a call and answer refrain. 

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

Little Boy Blue


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