Bobby "Blue" Bland
Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT
November 30, 2003

Source : Sony ECM-MS907 mic > Sony MZ-N510 Minidisc (Recorded by kingrue)

Transfer : Sony MZ-R700 > Sony PCM-M10 (24/48) > Sound Forge (tracking) > Wave > dBpoweramp Flac 8

Traders Den - April 16, 2024

tracked & posted by kingrue upload #3968

Recorded from the bar area. The band was rather quiet, and Bobby's vocals were sort of weak.
I expected more from him. But his band was good enough to carry him through the show.

I decided to apply a 2:1 ratio dynamic compression.
This really added some fullness and punch to the recording.

My first impression on hearing Bobby’s band. They sounded like a light version of BB King's Orchestra.
And honestly I wasn’t very impressed with the performance, not enough energy.
But I went just because I wanted to see for myself what a Bobby Bland show would be like.
I’m personally not a fan of his frog-ish growl. Maybe it'll grow on me with a few more listens.

I wasn't familiar with this catalog. It took me an entire afternoon to figure out the setlist and get this tracked properly.

Introduced as Joe Harding and the Bobby "Blue" Bland band (passed June 23, 2013 age 83)

Total Time = 01:29:04

Set list
01 Instrumental
02 Instrumental
03 When The Sun Goes Down
04 That's The Way Love Is
05 Farther Up the Road
06 Share Your Love With Me
07 Love of Mine
08 Soon as the Weather Breaks
09 I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
10 St. James Infirmary
11 Ain't No Sunshine
12 Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
13 You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal
14 Take Off Your Shoes
15 Sunday Morning Love
16 Stormy Monday
17 Goin' Down Slow
18 Members Only
19 Ain't That Loving You - outro

Band line-up (presumed)
Joseph Hardin Jr. - trumpet
Rodd Bland - drums
Harold Smith - guitar
Jackie Clark - bass
Chris Stephenson - keyboard
Scott Thompson - trumpet
Marc Franklin - trumpet
Kirk Smothers - saxophone