B.B. King – Blues Is King – LP

B.B. King - Blues Is King - LP

B.B. King – Blues Is King – LP

This Elemental Music 180-gram LP reissue presents an album which is considered B.B. King’s definitive live recording: the essential Blues Is King, originally released in 1968 by the BluesWay label (ABC Records’ blues division imprint). Blues Is King was recorded at the International Club of Chicago on November 5, 1966. King and a group of session heavyweights unleash a set of standards
and originals upon an eager audience. King is flanked by several revered blues sidemen, including Sonny Freeman on drums, Kenneth Sands on trumpet, and Louis Satterfield on bass, to name just a few. But the star of Blues Is King is the leader, frequently bantering with the club audience, and spinning musical stories of heartache and rage with his impassioned vocal roar and precision blues guitar zeal. An unequivocal must-have for any blues fanatic, and a perfect audio depiction of King’s invigorating live act.

SIDE A:

01. INTRODUCTION
02. WAITIN’ ON YOU
03. B.B. KING INTRODUCES HIS BAND
04. GAMBLERS’ BLUES
05. TIRED OF YOUR JIVE
06. NIGHT LIFE
07. BUZZ ME

SIDE B:

08. DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR
09. BLIND LOVE
10. I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE PUTTIN’ DOWN
11. BABY GET LOST
12. GONNA KEEP ON LOVING YOU

Recorded Live at the International Club, Chicago, Illinois, November 5th, 1966.

B. B. KING, guitar and vocals
KENNETH SANDS, trumpet
BOBBY FORTE, tenor saxophone
DUKE JETHRO, organ
LOUIS SATTERFIELD, bass
SONNY FREEMAN, drums.