B.B. King - Live At The Regal

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue

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Live At The Regal is a live album by American blues guitarist and singer B.B. King, originally released in 1965 by ABC Records.

B.B. King was not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he was 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 to a collection of some of his greatest hits from the time. The backing band is razor-sharp, picking up the leader's cues with almost telepathic accuracy.

King's voice was 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. Talking to the crowd, setting up the tunes with a vignette, King is the consummate entertainer.

Live At The Regal is an absolutely necessary acquisition for fans of B.B. King or blues music in general. A high point, perhaps even the high point, for uptown blues.

The album has also been widely heralded as one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded. Rolling Stone magazine ranked this album at #141 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time listing. Some musicians, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Mark Knopfler, have acknowledged using this album as a primer before going on stage for their live performances.

Check out the tracks: “Sweet Little Angel” and Every Day I Have The Blues”. 

This reissued LP with reproduced artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(0008811164614)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Every Day I Have The Blues

2:39

A2

Sweet Little Angel

4:14

A3

It’s My Own Fault

3:25

A4

How Blue Can You Get

3:43

A5

Please Love Me

2:59

B1

You Upset Me Baby

2:39

B2

Worry, Worry

6:23

B3

Woke Up This Mornin’

1:44

B4

You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now

4:24

B5

Help The Poor

2:47

SKU 0008811164614
Record Label MCA Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 1116461
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 April 2009
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1965
Barcode # 0008811164614
Shipping Weight 0.2750kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Electric Blues
Format VINYL LP

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