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B.B. King live in Cook County Jail
King, B. B., performer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : MCA, [1998?], 1971.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:

Originally released in 1971.

Compact disc.

Program notes by Geoffrey Harding and [inmate] 2,117 ([8] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Every day I have the blues / How blue can you get? / Worry, worry / 3 o'clock blues ; Darlin' you know I love you / Sweet sixteen / Thrill is gone / Please accept my love
Format :
Music CD


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Material Type
Home Location
Frank E. Merriweather Library R&B .K516 BBK Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
Central Library R&B .K516 BBK Compact Disc Central Library
West Seneca Library R&B .K516 BBK Compact Disc Audio Visual

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B.B. King has cut a lot of albums since the success of Live at the Regal. And, like the live shows they document, none of them are any less than solid and professional, hallmarks of King's work aesthetic. But every so often B.B. truly catches fire; his playing and singing comes up an extra notch or two, and the result is a live album with some real sparks to it. Live in Cook County Jail is one of those great concerts that the record company was smart enough to be there to capture, documenting B.B. firing on all cylinders in front of an audience that's just damn happy for him to be there. Possibly the best live version of "The Thrill Is Gone" of all its many incarnations, and rock solid renditions of classics like "Everyday I Have the Blues," "How Blue Can You Get?," "Sweet Sixteen" and a great medley of "3 O'Clock Blues" and "Darlin' You Know I Love You." Live at the Regal is still the champ of King's live output, but many say this runs a close second, and they just may be right. ~ Cub Koda

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