In Memoriam Bobby "Blue" Bland

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  • Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • Bobby "Blue" Bland

Not Long Down the Road

After signing with Duke Records in the mid-'50s and honing his sound on the Chitlin' Circuit, the future R&B icon scored his first hit with the bluesy-soul cut "Farther Up the Road" in 1957. A year later, he'd land another hit with "Little Boy Blue."

 (Photo: James Fraher/Redferns)

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