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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bobby "Slim" James Band

In 1968 Bobby wrote and recorded his first record titled I Really Love You which became a major hit in England in the 1970’s. Bobby met O.V. Wright in the early 70’s while appearing at The Burning Spear. Recognizing his talent Mr. Wright invited Bobby to tour with him on the 'chitlin circuit' which proved to be an invaluable experience. Bobby had also taught himself to play the guitar and in 1973 he put his first band together. As guitarist and lead vocal Bobby began appearing at various clubs throughout the 1980's. Bobby performances continued throughout the 90's with club dates and venues such as pre-game entertainment for the Champion Chicago Bulls where he performed before audiences of thousands with his signature R&B style. In 1991 Bobby was featured in a stage production at ETA Theatre titled If Blues Was a Dolla. His character's name was "'Slim" and thereafter he became known as Bobby "Slim" James. In 1997 Bobby met Songwriter, Promoter and Publisher Bob Jones. In collaboration with Mr. Jones Bobby completed his CD Beyond the Blues. This new release contains a re-recording of the hit song I Really Love You along with other hot tunes. One of the biggest shows Mr. Jones booked was the First Blues Show of the Century. Also on this show was Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, Peggy Scott-Adams Mel Waiters and, of course, Bobby "Slim" James. Bobby has performed around Chicago with his Variety Blues Band. Some of the venues are: Blue Chicago on Clark; Kingston Mines; Buddy Guy’s Legends; 2002 Chicago Blues Fest; 2007 Chicago Blues Fest; Blue Chip Casino as well as numerous other clubs. Additionally, he has performed in many out-of-state events. Bobby also performs at a variety of private functions (i.e., retirement/birthday parties) by special requests. Bobby recently recorded a new CD in collaboration with Bob Jones. The CD titled Brand New Man has been released and is receiving rave reviews. Included on the CD is a song titled The Real Story which is autobiographical. This CD expresses my feelings about life which is optimism and a positive mental attitude which is expressed in the song Got To Believe. If your mind can conceive it, if deep down in your heart you believe it, do the work and achieve it. Aside from his many achievements in music, Bobby has established a reputation among his peers and audiences for his commitment, steadfastness and expertise to his profession. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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  1. Just making it do what it do...
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