Live at the BBC

Live at the BBC

by B.B. King
     
 

Universal's 2009 set Live at the BBC contains 15 highlights from live B.B. King performances the BBC aired between the years of 1978 and 1991 -- a span that at first seems pretty impressive for a single-disc set, but a close inspection reveals that this 15-track collection covers just three specific dates, with one of those (a session for See more details below

Overview

Universal's 2009 set Live at the BBC contains 15 highlights from live B.B. King performances the BBC aired between the years of 1978 and 1991 -- a span that at first seems pretty impressive for a single-disc set, but a close inspection reveals that this 15-track collection covers just three specific dates, with one of those (a session for Andy Kershaw's Radio 1 program) yielding just two tracks tacked onto the end. The rest is split between a five-track set from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1978 and seven cuts from a 1991 show at Croydon's Fairfield Hall, and while there are a few notable differences between the sets -- B.B.'s guitar growls in 1978 and he sings U2's "When Love Comes to Town" in 1991 during a performance that is a bit more laid-back -- the two aren't all that different in form or feel: they still capture B.B. backed by a soul-spiked big band playing songs they play every night, so they know how to deliver them with precision and not a small degree of panache. This means the performances are certainly enjoyable, but they are familiar and not too easy to distinguish from the many latter-day live B.B. King recordings that are on the market -- which means there may not be much reason to get Live at the BBC if you have one of the other live B.B. sets, but there's nothing unpleasant about this at all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0600753063149
catalogNumber:
001244802
Rank:
19722

Tracks

  1. Caldonia  - B.B. King
  2. I Like To Live The Love  - B.B. King
  3. Night Life  - B.B. King
  4. When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)  - B.B. King
  5. The Thrill Is Gone  - B.B. King
  6. I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood  - B.B. King
  7. When Love Comes To Town  - B.B. King
  8. Let The Good Times Roll  - B.B. King
  9. Stormy Monday Blues  - B.B. King
  10. Ain't Nobody Home  - B.B. King
  11. Five Long Years  - B.B. King
  12. How Blue Can You Get?  - B.B. King
  13. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss  - B.B. King
  14. The Thrill Is Gone  - B.B. King

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Edge   Composer
Charles Mann   Composer
Bono   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Dale "Buffin" Griffin   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Griffin   Producer,Audio Production
Will Jennings   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Gareth Watson   Engineer
Nick Gomm   Engineer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Dave Crawford   Composer
Anthony Pugh   Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Jane Feather   Composer
Anthony Pugh   Audio Production

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