Bobby "Blue" Bland

Turn on Your Love Light: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2

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Picking up right where the first volume left off and continuing into 1964, this two-disc compilation (50 tracks!) showcases one of Bland's most appealing periods at Duke. Joe Scott was experimenting boldly with his protegé's repertoire, his brass-powered arrangements urging Bland to increased heights of incendiary energy on "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Yield Not to Temptation" (driven by future James Brown drummer Jabo Starks's funky traps) and advanced sophistication levels for the honey-smooth "Share Your Love with Me" and "That's the Way Love Is." Bennett's crackling blues licks invest "Stormy Monday Blues," "The Feeling Is Gone," and "Black Night" with T-Bone-derived tradition, while Bland handles Charlie Rich's "Who Will the Next Fool Be" with just the right amount of bluesy resignation.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:39 Amazon
2 2:25 Amazon
3 2:35 Amazon
4 3:24 Amazon
5 2:33
6 2:35 Amazon
7 2:28
8 2:15 Amazon
9 3:36 Amazon
10 2:32 Amazon
11 4:10
12 2:38
13 2:33 Amazon
14 2:36
15 2:24 Amazon
16 2:39 Amazon
17 2:31 Amazon
18 2:51
19 2:35
20 2:38
21 3:17 Amazon
22 2:50 Amazon
23 2:23 Amazon
24 2:57 Amazon
25 2:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:17 Amazon
2 2:31 Amazon
3 3:04 Amazon
4 2:34 Amazon
5 2:36 Amazon
6 2:39
7 2:45
8 2:37 Amazon
9 2:28 Amazon
10 2:59 Amazon
11 2:53 Amazon
12 2:43 Amazon
13 2:48 Amazon
14 2:49 Amazon
15 3:36
16 2:41 Amazon
17 2:18 Amazon
18 2:40
19 2:38 Amazon
20 2:37 Amazon
21 2:46 Amazon
22 2:31 Amazon
23 2:43 Amazon
24 2:53 Amazon
25 2:27 Amazon
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