Bobby "Blue" Bland dies at 83
Tony Russell, The Guardian, 24 June 2013
BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, who has died aged 83, was among the great storytellers of blues and soul music. In songs such as 'I Pity the Fool', 'Cry Cry Cry' and 'Who Will the Next Fool Be', he created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed.
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