Midnight Run

Midnight Run

by Bobby "Blue" Bland


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When Bobby "Blue" Bland was recording for Malaco in the '80s and '90s, many blues experts asserted that he was past his prime -- and they were right. Bland had done his best work for Duke in the '50s and '60s, and his voice wasn't what it once was. But the blues/soul singer was still capable of delivering a worthwhile album, and he still had a loyal fan base. In fact, the singer was a consistent seller for Malaco, which could generally be counted on to give him good or excellent material to work with. Recorded when Bland was in his late fifties, Midnight Run isn't remarkable but is generally decent. The production of Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson is rock solid, and Bland is soulful and satisfying on the amusing "Take off Your Shoes," the reggae-influenced title song, and arrangements of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and the Mel & Tim hit "Starting All Over Again." Although casual listeners would be better off with a collection of Bland's Duke material, Midnight Run is a CD that his hardcore fans will enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/1989
Label: Malaco Records
UPC: 0048021745029
catalogNumber: 7450
Rank: 36847

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Performance Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frederick Knight   Background Vocals
Pete Carr   Guitar
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Robert Basso   Strings
Mickey Buckins   Percussion
Harrison Calloway   Horn
Duncan Cameron   Guitar
David Chappell   Strings
Carol Freedman   Strings
Ray Griffin   Bass
Mike Haynes   Horn
David Hood   Bass
Jim Horn   Horn
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Roslind Lang   Strings
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
James Robertson   Drums
Charles Rose   Horn
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Michael Toles   Guitar
Carson Whitsett   Keyboards
Geremy Miller   Strings
John DiPuccio   Strings
Jorge Orbon   Strings
Stuart McDonald   Strings
Debra Spring   Strings

Technical Credits

Harrison Calloway   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tommy Couch   Producer
Tom Easley   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Don Robey   Composer
Wolf Stephenson   Producer,Engineer
Robert A. Johnson   Composer
P.R. Allen   Cover Design
Nathaniel Baldwin   Engineer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Sam Ray Mosley   Composer
Joseph Medwick   Composer
Alonzo Peters   Composer

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