B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991/2000) [Electric Blues]; mp3, 320 kbps

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B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991/2000) [Electric Blues]; mp3, 320 kbps

Unread postby CountryBlues » 15 Mar 2020, 06:15

Artist: B.B. King
Album: Live At The Apollo
Genre: Electric Blues
Origin: USA
Released: 1991/2000
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
  1. When Love Comes To Town
  2. Sweet Sixteen
  3. The Thrill Is Gone
  4. Ain't Nobody's Bizness
  5. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
  6. All Over Again
  7. Nightlife
  8. Since I Met You Baby
  9. Guess Who
  10. Peace To The World


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. Even if the big band is mostly irrelevant, this CD is recommended for B.B. King's singing and playing.

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