Monday, April 23, 2018
Bobby Blue Bland - Little Boy Blue
The doo-wop song is melancholy, like something that happened long ago. Chet's song is like a sadness that will never fade. Mr. Bland sounds upset, upset with himself, maybe even angry at himself, and more than a little bit embarrassed at himself for playing the big man and blowing a good thing.
All three of these songs are great. That's Wayne Bennett doing the guitar work on the Bobby Bland cut, which is part of the "Two Steps from the Blues" album. Man, I thank God every day for music like this, all three of them.