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Things Ain't So Bad

by The Bob Lanza Blues Band

Blues from the soul.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gotta Little Girl
4:11 album only
2. Lost In Love
4:24 album only
3. Can't Say No
6:45 album only
4. Pick Your Head Up
4:26 album only
5. Real Men Play Esss
6:38 album only
6. Why You Treat Me That Way
4:01 album only
7. I Cry For You
3:18 album only
8. Cowgirl
3:00 album only


Album Notes
Bob Lanza has been a bandleader on the NY/NJ bar scene for 30 years. He has performed with the bands, Cancellation Blues Band, Cruisin For A Bluesn, The Bob Dwyer Band, Fat Chance, Riff Raff, The Homewreckers, Blue Swirl, Big Nancy and Supreme Court, Ann Rabson, Johnny and The Tutones, Big Daddy and The Wildcats, The Randy Lipincott Band, Charlie Hilbert, Bobby Kyle, Filthy Rich and The Poorboys, The Bluzemonsters, Floyd Phillips and The Mudflaps,Jason Ricci and New Blood, James “Superharp” Cotton. Bob learned at the feet of Nashville Legend Dave Perkins. A four year period from 1979 thru 1983. This time was the start of a musical journey that continues to this day. Playing the bar scene with various bands passed the time nicely. Then In 1997 Bob met Floyd Phillips while playing in “ The Bluzemonsters”. Floyd Phillips and The Mudflaps were born. What followed in the next 3 years was an education in life and music, taught by a legend. Floyd had been Johnny Clyde Copelands’ piano player and childhood friend. He also cut an album with T-Bone Walker, worked with Johnny Adams, O V Wright , Lowell Fulson, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown,and so many more out of The Houston area. In the fall of 2000 the band cut a nice demo that featured some of Floyds original material. A great influence and greater friend Floyd Passed away on Christmas day 2001. Now with more fire in his gut than ever before Bob decided to take a few of his friends advice and form The Bob Lanza Blues Band. The band is stone cold blues and continues to play the NY/NJ area. The Band was asked By “Superharp” James Cotton to back him on a few dates in 200



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good stuff
This is a great blues cd. recomended for guitar and harmonica lovers. very tight grooves and some nice b3 work.


The real deal
This band is full of the best the NJ/NY area has to offer. Bob is stellar on guitar he swings with a groove few have, Sandy is always drivin the funky bass lines, Dave " snakeman" is a Harp player full of tone TONE TONE then on the skins either steve or jamo the both are masters of dynamics. They are also some great people , do yourself a favor and listen to this disc.

Bob thanks for all the times you invited me to play some harp, Dave thanks for making it so hard to keep up with your playing.


Great Album
Excellent album of straight ahead blues. I've had this album in my car's CD player for the last few days and have played it all the way through a few times. The songs just keep getting better every time I hear them. If you're looking for a great blues album to listen to, this is it.