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Blues You Can Use


Download links and information about Blues You Can Use by Bobby " Blue " Bland. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 37:37 minutes.

Artist: Bobby " Blue " Bland
Release date: 1987
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 9
Duration: 37:37
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No. Title Length
1. Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:49
2. Spending My Life With You (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:28
3. Our First Blues Song (featuring Bobby Bland) 5:22
4. Restless Feelin's (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:14
5. 24 Hours a Day (featuring Bobby Bland) 3:01
6. I've Got a Problem (featuring Bobby Bland) 4:49
7. Let's Part As Friends (featuring Bobby Bland) 4:03
8. For the Last Time (featuring Bobby Bland) 5:45
9. There's No Easy Way to Say Goodbye (featuring Bobby Bland) 4:06



Blues You Can Use could have accurately been titled Blues and Soul You Can Use because it offers a generous dose of R&B along with straight-ahead electric blues. But then, that title wouldn't have been as catchy. More important than the title, of course, is the music itself — and Bobby "Blue" Bland is in decent form on this album, which came out when the singer was 56 or 57. To be sure, Blues You Can Use isn't in a class with Bland's classic Duke output of the 1950s and 1960s — and his voice is undeniably thinner than it was in his younger days. But Bland demonstrates that he could still be expressive and charismatic on 12-bar ditties like "I've Got a Problem" and "For the Last Time" as well as laid-back soul numbers such as "Restless Feelin's," "There's No Easy Way to Say Goodbye" and the tear-jerker "Let's Part as Friends." Produced by Malaco founders Tommy Couch, Sr. and Wolf Stephenson, Blues You Can Use isn't essential. But it's enjoyable, and it's a good example of the fact that Malaco often did well by Bland in the 1980s and 1990s.