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Last Call for the Blues

by The Bobby Kyle Band

"Kyle may be one of the best ... blues singers in the business. Yes, he really is that good and proves it time and again." - Blues Revue Magazine
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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1. Spider and the Fly
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2. Start All Over Again
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3. Let's Straighten It Out
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4. Last Call for the Blues
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5. Part Time Love
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The Bobby Kyle Band

In today's music scene there are hundreds of talented guitarists vying for the brass ring, and there are many, many great players out there. But there are very few with the heart and soul of Bobby Kyle. Blunt and to the point, Bobby's singular stylings resonate with maturity, talent and inspiration, bringing us a genesis of contemporary music that is characteristically all his own.

Kyle, who now leads his own high-energy quartet at clubs and festivals around the Northeast, spent eight years touring the world with the late guitarist, songwriter and singer Johnny "Clyde" Copeland. Copeland was one of contemporary blues' more gifted songwriters, breaking new lyrical and thematic ground with each new album he recorded through the 1980s and '90s.

Bobby was backing up Bill Dicey by the late seventies, and the pair later became a duo. In the early eighties, Bobby joined the house band at the Stuffed Pepper, a Tampa Bay blues mecca. There he worked with such luminaries as James Peterson, Johnny Shines, Raful Neal, Mary McClain Smith, and Tabby Thomas. In 1984 Handy Award winner Eddie Kirkland invited Bobby to join his band. After six years with Eddie, Bobby joined the band of Grammy Award winner Johnny "Clyde" Copeland. Bobby performed with this legendary Texas bluesman on major-label recordings, and in concerts, festivals, and clubs worldwide until Johnny's death in 1997.

Between touring dates with Eddie Kirkland and Johnny Copeland, Bobby took his solo act on the road, performing his own material at nightclubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Bobby's emotional, soulful voice rings true, and is forged with a raw, distinctive quality all his own. Honest and forthright, Bobby's original songs tell the story of Everyman with a passion born of life, love and loss.


Bobby Kyle (The Bobby Kyle Band)

"The whole package is great. He sings good, his song writing is good, and his guitar playing is outstanding."
- Johnny "Clyde" Copeland

"Kyle's instrumental and vocal chops are razor-sharp and to the point." - Blues Access Magazine

"Kyle provides tasty, yet restrained guitar soloing to match his confident vocals." - Philadelphia Blues Machine

"One of the most promising of the next generation of blues artists on the scene today." - Blues Power Blues Society of New Jersey


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Blues the way it should be...
The spirit and intent of the Blues is demonstrated ably by Bobby Kyle and the Bobby Kyle Blues Band. You'll be shakin' your moneymaker and tappin' your toes. This band does it right!

Rose Valley

Refreshingly real, yet contemporary; unpretentious; tight, discplined
Great to hear this contemporary Blues CD, sincere in the sound, tight and disciplined in arrangements, and professionaly recorded. Kudos for being up to date to the World and incorporating the Spoken Word. Been hearing it on the Web. Best wishes to the Band.
Rose V.


Blues, contemporary
Very refreshing CD, Blues, honest, straightforward. Has the guts to include spoken word of title song. Lovely to listen to breathless bass on "Spider & the Fly"; anguish in Bobby's "Let's Start All over Again" guitar & voice; not to mention Alex Harding's hypnotizing baritone sax!

Blues through and through.
Bobby does a great job on this cd. Keep up the good work.


Great songs, no fillers !
Super album only too short. The quality of the songs is so good that 5 songs is not enough. This is top class blues and fans of Mighty Sam McClain should check this album out. Bobby's raspy voice perfectly suits the material and the playing throughout is great. One of the best blues records I own. I need more of that !

george g

oh yeah.
5 great blues tacks. Leaves you wanting more. Best 5 bucks I spent this year.

Markus Fischer-Kiepe, Osnabruecker Radio, Germany

Old school blues with a contemporary sound
" blues cd with great songwriting, singing and playing. reminds me of the old school blues records with a sound of today!"
Osnabruecker Radio, Germany


heard it on wcni radio
nice sound, will buy more when i get back to work

fred scribner

Last call by Bobby Kyle is truly great...
Once again Bobby comes through strong, gritty...and real.This cd shows that Bobby Kyle is still at the top of his game.

Paul Bondarovski, Midnight Special Blues Radio

Certainly one of the best Blues records of the year.
An excellent example of how free and creative can be a great artist even staying within the space of everlasting tradition. Five all-original contemporary blues tracks which sound like classic. The vocal and instrumental performance is so rich that you'll need to play the CD several times in a row to fully get it. A strong five-star work!
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