I saw Bobby Blue Bland perform at Lincoln Center two years ago and I have
to, sadly, second that opinion.
--On Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:06 AM -0400 "=?windows-1252?Q?Dave_Nolan?="
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> Hello all :-)
> So sorry to throw a damp blanket on expectations for Bobby Blue Bland's
> show, but I have seen him several times in the past 3 years (doing lights
> for him when he appeared at B.B.King's Blues Club in NYC), and I am sad
> to report that it is a borderline-painful experience. Mr. Bland has,
> shall we say kindly, seriously diminished performing abilities. It's a
> decent pickup blues band, but he can barely sing (or stand) anymore.
> Forgive me for pointing this out, but I figured I'd warn you that if you
> were expecting a James-Brown-level performance of "Turn On Your
> Lovelight", then you will be sorely diappointed.
> ON THE OTHER HAND
> If anyone is arriving on Tuesday 5/16, George Clinton is appearing that
> night at the Showbox Theater, 5 blocks from the Red Lion Hotel, for only
> $20 advance, $25 day of show. I have done lights for him many times at
> BB's, and he still has more funk in his little pinky finger than any 20
> Black-Eyed-Peas-Outkast-Prince-you-name-it funksters put together...
> Expect them to pick up their instruments and essentially not take a
> breath or stop playing for 3 solid hours... Doors at 8pm, not sure when
> the music is supposed to start... It might make one a little bleary for
> the first part of Wednesday's all-day program, but I can guarantee from
> personal experience that it will be worth it :-)
> dave nolan
> 92nd Street Y
> P.S. - Lou - I know I still owe you for the DAT labels ;-) - see you with
> check in hand in Seattle...
>> Just found out that Bobby Blue Bland will be playing at Dimitriou's Jazz
>> in Seattle on the weekend of the ARSC Conference. Anyone interested in
>> There aren't many pioneers left and this should be a great show. I was
>> of Thursday night since the 78 schmoozing session is on Friday. Here's
>> Let me know if anyone wants to join me.
>> Cary Ginell
>> Sound Thinking Music Research
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