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Eighty-three year-old Bobby Blue Bland died from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure. Eighty-three year-old Bobby Blue Bland died from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure.
He recorded many of his hits at Malaco Studios in Jackson. He recorded many of his hits at Malaco Studios in Jackson.
Wolf Stephenson Wolf Stephenson
Jesse Robinson Jesse Robinson
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Nationally known blues singer Bobby Blue Bland passed away Sunday at his Memphis home. The 83-year-old Tennessee native spent a lot of time in Mississippi. He recorded many of his hits at Malaco Studios in Jackson, and also sang at Hal and Mal's nightclub.

The nationally known singer was highly regarded by the man who produced his records at Malaco Studio,Wolf Stephenson.  

"Bobby was consistently one of the biggest selling artists," said Stephenson. "He had a very developed sense of voice control. And he could really project quite well."

Sixty-nine-year-old Jesse Robinson of Jackson, a blues musician, played with Bobby Blue Bland and has strong memories of  him.

"I grew up listening to Bobby Bland," said Robinson. "You could live to his music. You know was wasn't in a church house, you still had that feeling and it was uplifting."

Eighty-three year-old Bobby Blue Bland died from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure.

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