SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Bland – Yield Not To Temptation


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Released as single 1962 via Duke Records, this jubilant chunk of gospel and R&B was recorded by Robert Calvin Brooks, aka Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland.

Throughout his career Bobby Bland developed his own unique sound by mixing gospel, blues and R&B and has been referred to as the “Lion of the Blues and the “Sinatra of the Blues.”  He was also described as being, “among the great storytellers of blues and soul music who created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed.”

Influenced by the likes of Nat King Cole Bobby Blands career spanned out over a great number of years, right from the 50’s to the 90’s and in 1981 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in 1992 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2012 the Memphis Hall of Fame and in 1997 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also described him as “second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis’s Beale Street blues scene.”…love this sound!

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  1. Pingback: SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Bland – Honey Child | The Listening Post a blog to discover, listen and enjoy music

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