by John Nova Lomax
Bobby Bland: Two Steps from the Blues -- This oldie-but-goodie might be the one that started the whole story-based album cover tradition, and it remains one of the best ever. What form will those blues take, those blues that are just two short steps away from Bobby “Blue” Bland? An empty house? An angry woman brandishing a kitchen knife? A busted refrigerator? A sick cat? Buy the album and find out.