bobby blue bland *Funeral services for Blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland will be held today, Thursday, June 27, 2013, beginning at 11AM at First Baptist Church. The church is located at 2835 Broad Avenue, Memphis TN 38112. Contact (901) 323-2429

The Bland family has invited the public to join in the celebration of the singer’s life and legacy by streaming the services live at www.Commercialappeal.com which will begin at 12 Noon.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Mr. Bland – a native of the Memphis area – was an icon whose career spanned decades as a hit maker and distinguished song stylist.

The family is asking that any memorials be sent to the Blues Foundation in support of its HART Fund.

For more about Mr. Bland’s life and career, please click on this link to read an article by Tony Russell at The Guardian.

Let’s remember and honor the great Bobby “Blue” Bland today. Here are two of my favorite songs that he recorded:

“That’s The Way Love Is”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xpKfqpfhw

“Lead Me On”   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrlsVJl4aYw