Bobby Bland

“I'm So Tired” (Duke) 1972

 
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bobby-bland-im-so-tired-dukeOn this early ’70s side, Bobby Bland—who was a member of Memphis’s Beale Streeters with B. B. King and Junior Parker—yokes his ageless, raw-throated vocal style (similar to Rufus Thomas) to a circular funk riff so insistent that to loop it would be redundant.

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  1. I LOVE this one. R.I.P. Bobby.

    – Eric S.

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