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The Old Steady: Soul Of The Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland by Charles Farley (University Press of Mississippi)

Andy Gill, Word, The, September 2011

FORGET JAMES BROWN: the hardest working man in show business is surely bluesman Bobby "Blue" Bland, who played over 300 shows per year, for decades on end, until triple heart bypass surgery at the age of 65in 1995 forced him to take it easy. So he reduced it to around a hundred shows per annum.

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