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I saw Bobby Blue Bland perform at Lincoln Center two years ago and I have 
to, sadly, second that opinion.

Marcos

--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
> nyc
>
> 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
> Alley
>> in Seattle on the weekend of the ARSC Conference.  Anyone interested in
> going?
>> There aren't many pioneers left and this should be a great show. I was
> thinking
>> of Thursday night since the 78 schmoozing session is on Friday. Here's
>> the
> link:
>>
>> http://www.jazzalley.com/artist.asp?name=Bobby_Blue_Bland
>>
>> Let me know if anyone wants to join me.
>>
>> Cary Ginell
>> Sound Thinking Music Research
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Marcos