Live at the Regal by B.B. King

Live at the Regal by B.B. King
Live at the Regal by B.B. King Live at the Regal by B.B. King Live at the Regal by B.B. King Live at the Regal by B.B. King Live at the Regal by B.B. King Live at the Regal by B.B. King (click images to enlarge)
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Released 1997-07-29

Released by Mca

Available in Audio CD format

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This legendary 1964 live performance is a compelling testimonial to the "Blues Boy's" power as a musician, entertainer and communicator. Long considered one of the greatest blues albums ever, Live at the Regal received a 5-star review from Downbeat upon release and has been on "Greatest Album" listings ever since. Now, for the 1st time, it is 20-bit digitally remastered and repackaged. Highlights: "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Woke Up This Mornin'," "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" and more.

Heralded as one of the greatest live blues albums ever recorded, this set catches the singer-guitarist as his star was in ascent: in 1964 playing Chicago's answer to Harlem's Apollo Theater--the Regal. King's performance is visceral. He sings so hard that gravel flies even in his clearest high notes. And his trademark single-note guitar lines are sharp and steely, matching his voice with trembling vigor. He offers early hits like "How Blue Can You Get," "Worry, Worry," and "You Upset Me Baby" to what's essentially his adopted hometown crowd (by his own account, King had already played the theater hundreds of times). They give him a hero's welcome. In fact, the audience's screaming enthusiasm is distracting. But rarely has a love-fest of this magnitude between a performer and fans been documented. --Ted Drozdowski