Just had an unconfirmed report that the great Bobby 'Blue' Bland passed away this afternoon. The great man was a blues and soul legend, known for his classic "Call On Me" amongst others on the Northern Soul scene and many more amongst the Blues/Soul fraternity.
So glad I got to see the great man perform on a couple of occasions.
Rest In Peace Mr Bland
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GRENADA, Miss. (AP) – Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83.
Rodd Bland said his father died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday due to complications from an ongoing illness at his Memphis, Tenn., home surrounded by relatives.