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B.B. King - Original Greatest Hits (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 18, 2016
B.B. King - Original Greatest Hits (2005)

B.B. King - Original Greatest Hits (2005)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 121 min | 278 MB
Label: Virgin Records America | Rel: 2005

As part of the celebration of B.B. King's 80th birthday Virgin released the double-disc set Original Greatest Hits in September of 2005 the week B.B. turned 80. Since there have been so many comps of King's long career, all bearing titles similar to Original Greatest Hits, it's easy to assume that this collection is yet another recycling of the familiar B.B. standards from the late '60s and '70s, but that's not the case at all. Instead, this 40-track collection is one of the first American reissues to offer a comprehensive survey of his recordings for RPM and Kent in the '50s and early '60s (both sides of his debut 45 for Bullet, "Miss Martha King"/"When Your Baby Packs Up and Goes," are added to the end of the collection for good measure). While the material has been reissued extensively overseas, most notably on the U.K. label Ace, which has offered an exhaustive overview of the majority of his RPM and Kent sides, there has never been a good U.S. comp of this material until this deceptively plain-titled Original Greatest Hits.

B.B.King - The RPM Hits 1951-1957 (1999)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 7, 2016
B.B.King - The RPM Hits 1951-1957 (1999)

B.B.King - The RPM Hits 1951-1957 (1999)
Rhythm & Blues, Modern Electric Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 75 min | 176 MB
Label: Ace | Rel: 1999

RPM Hits 1951-1957 is a first-rate summary of the cream of the first few years of B.B. King's career, the 26 songs all taken from 1951-1957 singles on the RPM label. Though relatively few of these have survived down the years to become famous standards or oldies, they were incredibly successful in their time; 18 of them were R&B hits, and another couple scraped into the bottom of the pop charts. "Three O'Clock Blues" and "Sweet Little Angel" are a couple of King's most famous tunes, but there are plenty of other ballads and shuffles here that made their mark in their day, like "You Know I Love You," "Woke Up This Morning" (how's that for titling a hit after one of the most overused blues clichés?), "Please Hurry Home," and "You Upset Me Baby."
B.B. King - In London (1971/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

B.B. King - B.B. King In London (1971/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:50 minutes | 790 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

B.B. King in London is the nineteenth studio album by B.B. King recorded in London in 1971. He is accompanied by US session musicians and various British R&B musicians, including Alexis Korner and Rick Wright ( not the same from Pink Floyd), as well as members of Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott and Jerry Shirley. The album was released in the United Kingdom on November 19, 1971 in order to coincide with the first date of King's tour of the country.

John Lee Hooker - King Of The Boogie (2017)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Jan. 16, 2018
John Lee Hooker - King Of The Boogie (2017)

John Lee Hooker - King Of The Boogie (2017)
Blues | WEB FLAC (tracks) | Covers | 5:54:43 | 1.83 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Craft Recordings | Tracks: 100 | Rls.date: 2017

Known to music fans around the world as the “King of the Boogie,” John Lee Hooker endures as one of the true superstars of the blues genre. His work is widely recognized for its impact on modern music – his simple, yet deeply effective songs transcend borders and languages around the globe.

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 7, 2018
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:54
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5163

It is so cool to find an album that was cut by professional musicians that sound like they are having a blast and doing what they were born to do, and a perfect example of this is Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s Fat Man’s Shine Parlor, a killer disc from their recent return to the venerable Blind Pig Records label!

B.B. King - Do The Boogie! Early 50s Classics (1988) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 6, 2018
B.B. King - Do The Boogie! Early 50s Classics (1988) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Do The Boogie! Early 50s Classics (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Electric Blues | Label: Virgin | # 7243 8 39654 2 7 | Time: 00:56:17

20 killer tracks from B.B. King's 1950s heyday, including quite a few alternate takes and a few tough-to-locate items ("Bye Bye Baby," "Dark Is the Night," "Jump with You Baby"). Many of the titles are familiar ones – "Woke Up This Morning," "Every Day (I Have the Blues)," "Please Love Me," "Whole Lotta Love" – but often as not, compiler Ray Topping unearthed contrasting versions from the same sessions that shed new, fascinating light on King's studio techniques.

B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 6, 2018
B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # 111 810-2, MCD-11810 | 01:16:39

Recorded in 1971, but unreleased in the U.S. until 1999, B.B. King's Live in Japan deserves high marks for exuberance alone. Had Live in Cook County Jail not just jumped into the charts, this live album might have been released long ago. The recording opens with a swelling of enthusiastic cheers, as King launches into an uptempo "Every Day I Have the Blues." There are plenty of other classics here as well, including "How Blue Can You Get?", "Sweet Sixteen," and "The Thrill Is Gone" (which elicits another round of cheering from the opening notes). Live in Japan may not have the long-standing reputation of Cook County Jail or Live at the Regal, but it's an excellent album, with a decidedly different feel from these two classics. King's obvious enthusiasm for his music and for his audience is infectious, and you can hear the sheer joy of it in every note. And, for those who don't really feel that they need additional versions of well-known songs, let it be mentioned that Live in Japan contains King's only live rendition of "Hummingbird," not to mention a couple of unique jams ("Japanese Boogie," "Jamming at Sankei Hall," and "Hikari #88").

B.B. King - Live & Well (1969) Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 29, 2017
B.B. King - Live & Well (1969) Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live & Well (1969) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD 233 | Time: 00:47:54

Although Live & Well wasn't a landmark album in the sense of Live at the Regal, it was a significant commercial breakthrough for King, as it was the first of his LPs to enter the Top 100. That may have been because recognition from rock stars such as Eric Clapton had finally boosted his exposure to the White pop audience, but it was a worthy recording on its own merits, divided evenly between live and studio material. King's always recorded well as a live act, and it's the concert tracks that shine brightest, although the studio ones (cut with assistance from studio musicians like Al Kooper and Hugh McCracken) aren't bad.

B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 29, 2017
B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Crown/P-Vine | # PCD-4374 | Time: 00:28:19

"Easy Listening Blues", from 1962, is an all-instrumental set with B.B.’s guitar, Lucille, well to the fore. An essential set for the many admirers of B.B. King and his all-conquering blues guitar style.

B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 28, 2017
B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) [Remastered 1997]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Early R&B | Label: MCA | # MCD 11646, 111 646-2 | 00:35:03

B.B. King is not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he's also a natural-born entertainer, and on Live at the Regal the listener is treated to an exhibition of all three of his talents. Over percolating horn hits and rolling shuffles, King treats an enthusiastic audience (at some points, they shriek after he delivers each line) to a collection of some of his greatest hits. The backing band is razor-sharp, picking up the leader's cues with almost telepathic accuracy. King's voice is rarely in this fine of form, shifting effortlessly between his falsetto and his regular range, hitting the microphone hard for gritty emphasis and backing off in moments of almost intimate tenderness. Nowhere is this more evident than at the climax of "How Blue Can You Get," where the Chicago venue threatens to explode at King's prompting. Of course, the master's guitar is all over this record, and his playing here is among the best in his long career. Displaying a jazz sensibility, King's lines are sophisticated without losing their grit. More than anything else, Live at the Regal is a textbook example of how to set up a live performance.