Friday, April 11, 2008

Live Blues Friday!

Bobby "Blue" Bland - That's the Way Love Is (live)

Thank God it's Friday!

Today I'm in the mood for some blues, and Bobby Bland rides to the rescue with this live version of "That's the Way Love Is," his 1963 hit, from the Live on Beale Street CD. I've heard quite a few live versions of this song, on recordings and in person, and the punchiness that Bland and the band gives the song makes all of the live versions better, in my opinion, than the record. (I heard one live version of the song on a blues radio station a few years ago, and it's eluded me thus far. It features Bland interacting with a late-arriving audience member. If anyone has this version and would share it with me, I'd appreciate it!)

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