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Blues Is King
B.B. King
Blues Is King
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: B.B. King
Title: Blues Is King
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Special Products
Release Date: 10/22/2002
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Blues Is King
UPC: 076743136825

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The best, just the best
(5 out of 5 stars)

"B.B. King has produced some wonderful live recordings; no surprise from an artist who performs as much as he does. His "Live at the Regal" is usually cited as the greatest, but in my opinion "Blues is King" is better and more exciting (although "Live at the Regal" is also a great recording). The performances here are blazing, and the guitar sound is achingly beautiful. I bought my first copy sometime in the late 1960s, one of the first blues albums I ever purchased. After thirty years, I still get a chill when B.B. says "we're going to do our best to try and move you tonight...if you like the blues, I think we can." Oh yeah, he can."
It'll make your speakers sweat
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered this one about the time it came out on vinyl and bought it without really knowing the strength and passion it represents. I've always preferred it to his other live recordings including 'Live at the Regal'. There's something special about BB with a live audience. It'll make your speakers sweat."
Best B.B. performance , but WORST SOUND. Shame on you Univer
Highway 61 Revisited | Dallas, TX USA | 02/03/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Some 20 years after this was sloppily mastered for CD, we are still without a proper sonic upgrade with additional material recorded at the show/s.

Universal should go back to the original 3 or 4 track remote tapes and remix them and include previously unissued material.

The performance is wonderful, but the frequent drop outs, poorly executed tape edits and extremely thin, shrill mastering on the current edition is truly depressing.

Why is B.B. King's greatest live performance completely ignored by Universal and left in this terrible state?"