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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.

B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 13, 2017
B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991) [Reissue 2008]

B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517655102)

There are both good and bad points to this CD. Of the latter, the Phillip Morris "Super Band" is confined to background work with - other than a few spots for Plas Johnson's tenor - no soloists being heard from. As an ensemble, the all-star orchestra performs well, but is essentially anonymous. Also, despite the backing, B.B. King does not attempt to play jazz, a wasted opportunity. But, switching to the good points, Live at the Apollo is an excellent example of a strong B.B. King live performance. Somehow he always makes his combination of blues and familiar hits sound fresh. With a liberal amount of space set aside for his guitar solos, B.B. is in top form throughout the well-paced set, which is far superior to most of his overproduced studio sessions for MCA…

B.B. King - BB King In The House Of Blues (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 4, 2017
B.B. King - BB King In The House Of Blues (2017)

B.B. King - BB King In The House Of Blues (2017)
Chicago Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:37:13 | 87 MB
Label: Harbour Lights

His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. He was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. In his youth, he played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career. Memphis was where every important musician of the South gravitated, and which supported a large musical community where every style of African American music could be found. B.B. stayed with his cousin Bukka White, one of the most celebrated blues performers of his time, who schooled B.B. further in the art of the blues.

B.B. King - The Complete 1958-1962 Kent Singles (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 29, 2017
B.B. King - The Complete 1958-1962 Kent Singles (2017)

B.B. King - The Complete 1958-1962 Kent Singles (2017)
Chicago Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:32:19 | 356 MB
Label: Soul Jam Records

Universally hailed as the King of the Blues, the legendary B.B. King's nearly seven-decade career came to a close when he passed away in Las Vegas, on May 14, 2015. One of the most imitated of all the blues giants, King projected tremendous presence on stage, both singing and playing guitar. His musical influence around the world remains incalculable.

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Non-Remastered]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 28, 2017
B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Non-Remastered]

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-31039 | 00:50:06

Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the proceedings or gets in the way. King, for his part, sounds like he's having a ball, playing and singing at peak power. This is certainly not the place to start your B.B. King collection, but it's a nice stop along the way before you finish it.

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 18, 2015
B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered]

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-11768 | Time: 00:50:04

Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the proceedings or gets in the way. King, for his part, sounds like he's having a ball, playing and singing at peak power. This is certainly not the place to start your B.B. King collection, but it's a nice stop along the way before you finish it.