Friday, January 14, 2011

R.I.P. Bobby Robinson

Here's an obit for one heck of a record label master:

Once I got off into blues music, Elmore James was one of my go to guys. Nobody sang with more intensity or conviction than Elmo or came close to his raw slide tone, and it was Bobby Robinson who brought us The Sky Is Crying, Rollin' and Tumblin', Done Somebody Wrong, Look Over Yonder Wall, Shake Your Money Maker, Stranger Blues and a half a dozen other gems from the slidemaster. If Robinson had recorded nothing else, then, in my mind, his legacy was set. Of course, we'll all remember Wilbert Harrison's Kansas City topping the charts. Gather those angels around you Bobby and get a heavenly choir going.

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