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King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B. B. King Live!
B.B. King
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B. B. King Live!
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1

All-star jams with Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter & George Bens on. Includes a dazzling version of 'The Thrill Is Gone'. A King Biscuit Flower Hour Records release.

      
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All Artists: B.B. King
Title: King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B. B. King Live!
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: King Biscuit Flower
Original Release Date: 10/20/1998
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 707108803822

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All-star jams with Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter & George Bens on. Includes a dazzling version of 'The Thrill Is Gone'. A King Biscuit Flower Hour Records release.

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B.b. king, you dog
mojostrapper | arizona | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"for anyone who has watched an older and more tired b.b. king perform the last couple years the younger generation might wonder what all the fuss was about. well this album from 1978 will give anyone a textbook lesson on b.b. king. his guitar tone is biting and nasty and this is a time when he really cared about playing the guitar. he makes his guitar sing, his makes multiple bends on one note and even shows some fast licks which is not normally a b.b. trademark.also on the album is johnny winter who does a marvelously restrained lead on the song going down slow. if you only own one b.b. king album this should be the one."
George Benson guest stars and shines with BB KING!
Justice For Humanity | 05/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We already know how awesome BB KING is as a Blues player. He's the man, plain and simple. But it was especially interesting to hear when BB KING called George Benson up on the stage to play along with him. Benson then clearly demonstrated that he can play "BLUES" as well and not only the "Jazz" he usually plays.
BB KING even commented on how he feels that GEORGE BENSON is one of the greatest guitarists alive. If BB KING is giving this much well-deserved credit to George Benson, then it really says a lot.

Again, I want to point out that Benson demonstrates that he Blues and not ONLY Jazz (which is what I love about him)
You all need to hear this!
5 Stars and TWO THUMBS UP!"
3 1/2 - 4 stars...some good live jams
Keegan R. Lerch | Bethlehem, PA | 06/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album, alternatively listed as "Greatest Hits Live," "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King" and "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B. B. King recorded live over 2 Nights in NYC June 1978," the latter of which is some sort of import, which people like to charge a lot of money for. Do yourself a favor and buy one of the first two copies, both of which are on King Biscuit Flower Hour label, and you'll spend less money.

This album, which features 6 cuts from B.B. King on the King Biscuit Flower Hour in NYC, recorded over two nights in June of 1978, shows King in fine form. Some reviews may lead you to believe that this is nothing special; granted, he does run through casual material, and plays the classics How Blue Can You Get and The Thrill is Gone. The versions of these songs are not particularly as inspired as some other live B.B. King recordings available, but if you want to hear some live tracks from the master of the Blues, this is a bargain starting point.

There are guest appearances by Johnny and Edgar Winter on Goin' Down Slow, which features guitar solos with Johnny (as well as Johnny's vocals) and some funky organ playing by Edgar, it's a fun slow blues-jam that you don't normally get to hear King playing in. George Benson sits in on the next two tracks: I Got Some Help I Don't Need and Just a Little Love. Benson returns to his roots of R&B and blues playing that he did with Brother Jack McDuff in the early 1960s, and tears it up and brings out the best in B.B. The 26 minutes with George Benson is the real treat of this album, and makes it worth getting just to hear the two tracks he is on.

This is a pretty good live album with a pretty tight back up band (not as tight as his 1960s bands), which is made a little sweeter with the guests Johnny & Edgar Winter and George Benson. It is worth getting just to hear George Benson in his blues element."