Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop
One of B.B. King's first pop-inclined efforts, this CD features the support of rock- and blues-raised session players. King's progeny, in a sense. Keyboardist Al Kooper is the most notable, but it's guitarist Hugh McCracke... more »
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One of B.B. King's first pop-inclined efforts, this CD features the support of rock- and blues-raised session players. King's progeny, in a sense. Keyboardist Al Kooper is the most notable, but it's guitarist Hugh McCracken who engages the master in a six-string duel on the jam "Cryin' Won't Help You Now/You're Mean." The album also contains King's breakthrough hit "The Thrill Is Gone." King didn't particularly enjoy the tune when he recorded it. But when he returned to the studio the next day to hear the strings that were added to sweeten its chorus in his absence, he was as taken by the transcendent, majestic sweep they lent his performance as the rest of the world was soon to be. Indeed, his visceral vocal and stinging guitar leads define the bittersweet aftertaste of lost love. While the sheen of the hit's production stands out among this album's cuts, the unvarnished emotion of its lyrics is what the blues is all about. --Ted Drozdowski
THE ONE SONG (FOUND ON THIS ALBUM) THAT PUT B.B. KING BACK O
Mr. Nightshift | Los Angeles, CA | 11/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to the Billboard #3 Hit Single: "The Thrill Is Gone" (Which has taken B.B. King around the world, and back again!). This Album also included another Billboard Top 20 Hit Single "So Excited" that was a favorite in the R&B/Soul Market. Although the other tracks were decent Blues/Rock/Pop flavored tracks Bluesway/ABC was quicky grooming B.B. for a whole new market with future releases and from that point on B.B. has NEVER looked back and has made it to his 7th decade...WOW!!!"
BB King goes off
L. R. kohlmeier | louisville, Ky | 12/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a couple of cuts on this cd you can keep but, Keep" the Thrill is gone " and, the deep cut of " you're mean " cause it rocks .Over 8 minutes long it's BB's best jam session ever! With Hugh and all the boys they jam.. sounds more like a rock band than blues.... awesome.."