Personnel: Bobby "Blue" Bland (vocals); Jimmy Johnson, Larry Byrom, Jerry Puckett, Wayne Bennett, Bernard Jenkins (guitar); Mickey Davis, Bob McNally, Claudette Hampton, Peggy Plucker, Janet Dressler, Steve Dressler, John Frantz, Patrice Evans, Mark Hatch, Tim Mika (strings); Cybil Cheesman (flute); Harrison Calloway, Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Wayne Jackson (horns); Carson Whitsett (keyboards); Ray Griffin (bass); James Robertson (drums); Thomisene Anderson, Jewell Bass, Catherine Henderson (background vocals).
Engineers: Wolf Stephenson, Tom Easley, Tim Facok.
Recorded at Malaco Studios, Jackson, Mississippi; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama.
Personnel: Bobby "Blue" Bland (vocals); Jimmy Johnson , Bernard Jenkins, Jerry Puckett, Larry Byrom, Wayne Bennett (guitar); John Frantz, Tim Mika, Mark Hatch, Steve Dressler, Bob McNally, Mickey Davis, Peggy Plucker, Janet Dressler, Claudette Hampton (strings); Harrison Calloway, Wayne Jackson, Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades (horns); Carson Whitsett (keyboards); Ray Griffen (bass guitar, drums); James Robertson (drums); Jewel Bass, Thomisene Anderson, Catherine Henderson (background vocals).
Recording information: Malaco Studios, Jackson, MS; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, AL.
Photographer: Patti Perret.
From 1986, AFTER ALL was the follow-up to Bobby Bland's MEMBERS ONLY, which started his long relationship with the Jackson, Mississippi-based Malaco Records. While not as celebrated as its predecessor, AFTER ALL finds Bland in fine voice throughout.
He works his way through a set comprised primarily of originals by Malaco regular writers such as George Jackson, Robert A. Johnson, and Larry Addison. Recorded at Malaco's own studios as well as at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, producers Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson embellish the songs tastefully--the strings on the title song, arranged by Harrison Calloway, underscore as well as sway. The closing version of "I Stand Accused" is a powerful example of Bland's confident ease with his impassioned and impressive voice.