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Bobby Blue

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b. Everette Ellis, 1964, Savannah-Le-Mar, Jamaica, Western world Indies. Ellis nurtured his tone of voice performing in his college choir with Sunday college. His college concerts resulted in shows on Jamaica’s north coastline, which provided a normal income and allowed him to master his own design. Performances alongside Dennis Dark brown, Freddie McGregor and Ninjaman led the vocalist to Kingston, where he documented his debut, ‘Tranquility WITHIN THE East’, a touch upon the Gulf Battle, at Tuff Gong for the Ghetto Youths United subsidiary. The one led to additional recordings, like the well-known ‘I’m Vexed’, ‘Jah Is normally My Guiding Light’ and ‘Consider Away My Girl’. He appreciated worldwide notoriety when he released ‘Religious beliefs Is normally Personal’, which highlighted alongside his previously strikes on his debut record, Of A Beliefs. His achievement prompted recording periods with Donovan Germain, Mikey Spice, Lifestyle Dark and the increasing manufacturer Devon D. His following celebrity position within reggae circles in Jamaica, the united states and UK led Blue to London to market his debut record, which demonstrated a commercial achievement for the Palmer Brothers when released through their Plane Superstar label. Ellis after that embarked on periods for the best House Staff and Jet Superstar’s Attraction subsidiary. ‘Ragamuffin Soldier’ showed his flexibility and provisionally lent its name to his projected second record.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bobby Bland
Died June 23, 2013, Germantown, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter, Bandleader
Nationality American
Spouse Willie Martin Bland
Children Patrice Moses, Rodd Bland
Parents I. J. Brooks, Mary Lee Brooks
Siblings James Cotton


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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981.
2 Inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
3 Took last name (Bland) of his stepfather.
4 He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
5 He had his first No. 1 hit on the R&B charts with "Further On Up the Road" in 1957. Many of his songs, especially "Further On Up the Road" and "I Pity the Fool", were recorded by rock artists, including David Bowie and Eric Clapton.
6 He was a founding member of the Beale Streeters, a Memphis group that included B.B. King and Johnny Ace.
7 His singing blended Southern blues and soul. He was influenced by Nat 'King' Cole, often recording with lavish arrangements to accompany his smooth vocals.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
11.22.63 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Detective 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary performer: "Turn On Your Love Light" - as Bobby "Blue" Bland
The Butcher 2013/II Short performer: "St. James Infirmary"
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 performer: "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" - as Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Fighting 2009 performer: "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" - as Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brown Sugar 2002 performer: "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" - as Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Remember the Titans 2000 performer: "Call On Me" - as Bobby "Blue" Bland
The Fugitive 1993 performer: "The Thrill Is Gone" 1951
To Sleep with Anger 1990 performer: "Walkin', Talkin' And Singin' The Blues", "I Hear You Thinking"
Mystery Train 1989 performer: "Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time" - as Bobby Blue Band
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988 performer: "YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I ADORE"
Rolling Vengeance 1987 performer: "The Rhythm Of Love" - as Bobby Blue
Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 producer: "Boogie Nights" - as Bobby Blue

Thanks

Thanks

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Take Me to the River 2014 Documentary in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Take Me to the River 2014 Documentary Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
Austin City Limits 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1974 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1973 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Blues Singer (In Memoriam) (as Bobby Blue Bland)

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