King of the Blues

by B.B. King

(1992) MCA #MCAD4-10677

Description This 4-disk set has all the B.B. you could ever hope to own!
Posted By Jim Burger (4613)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 12/11/1999, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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    I think a lot is missing here, but it is made up through just as many hidden gems ("Gamblin' Blues", "Goin' Down Slow"). The set also highlights B.B. King's amazing voice--I don't think anyone worked falsetto into his or her regular singing quite like he did, and few have ever had as much sheer power behind their vocals. One evening I sat in the dark and listened straight through the entire five hours. Man, was that ever an experience...
On 12/10/1999, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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If you want the full deal on BB King, then this is it! With 4 CDs covering his career from 1949 to 1991 (42 years of blues!!), there's not much missing.

In addition to covering all of BB's best known tunes (like "Everyday I Have the Blues," "Rock Me Baby," "How Blue Can You Get," "Sweet Little Angel," "Sweet Sixteen," "Paying the Cost to be the Boss," "The Thrill is Gone," and a million more), this album has some great live cuts and even features tracks recorded with U2 and Bonnie Raitt.

This is another one to buy for your blues-fan friends for the holidays (or get your friends to buy it for you!).