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Bobby Blue Bland: Arrival

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1973

WHEN THE news was announced that the vast ABC/Dunhill Record complex had purchased the Duke-Peacock group of companies, speculation began as to what ABC would and could do with the Houston-based company's major asset — one Robert Calvin Bland, universally known as Bobby Blue Bland, and who for more than eighteen years had consistently churned out hits on the beloved orange Duke label. Well, now comes the happy part of the story.

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