Sunday, September 23, 2012

Record #0124: I’m Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) / If You Could Read My Mind – BOBBY BLAND

Duke 393 (original) USA, 1965
Words & Music by:  Side AClyde Otis, Belford Hendricks; Side B – Deadric Malone
Musicians:  Bobby “Blue” Bland (vocals), side A others unknown; side B: Joe Scott (trumpet), Melvin Jackson (guitar), Jimmy Beck (tenor sax), Bobby Forte (tenor sax), Johnny Board (alto sax), Teddy Reynolds (piano), Wayne Bennett (guitar), Hamp Simmons (bass), John “Jabo” Starks (drums), others unknown
Recording sessions:   Side A - New York, NY, Nov. 11, 1965; Side B – Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 27, 1964
Highest chart positions:  US #62, US R&B #8, UK -

Deadric Malone” was quite a character and it’s very unlikely that he actually wrote the flip side song.

List price:  Very Good+ $5, Near Mint $10

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