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Live in Cook County Jail
     

Live in Cook County Jail

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by B.B. King
 

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B.B. King has cut a lot of albums since the success of Live at the Regal. And, like the live shows they document, none of them are any less than solid and professional, hallmarks of King's work aesthetic. But every so often B.B. truly catches fire; his playing and singing comes up an extra notch or two, and the result is a live album with some real sparks to it

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B.B. King has cut a lot of albums since the success of Live at the Regal. And, like the live shows they document, none of them are any less than solid and professional, hallmarks of King's work aesthetic. But every so often B.B. truly catches fire; his playing and singing comes up an extra notch or two, and the result is a live album with some real sparks to it. Live in Cook County Jail is one of those great concerts that the record company was smart enough to be there to capture, documenting B.B. firing on all cylinders in front of an audience that's just damn happy for him to be there. Possibly the best live version of "The Thrill Is Gone" of all its many incarnations, and rock solid renditions of classics like "Everyday I Have the Blues," "How Blue Can You Get?," "Sweet Sixteen" and a great medley of "3 O'Clock Blues" and "Darlin' You Know I Love You." Live at the Regal is still the champ of King's live output, but many say this runs a close second, and they just may be right.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/1998
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811176921
catalogNumber:
11769
Rank:
21362

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
John Browning   Trumpet
Sonny Freeman   Drums
Wilbert Freeman   Bass
Barney Hubert   Saxophone
Ron Levy   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Brooker Walker   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Aaron Baron   Engineer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Pluma Davis   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Riley King   Composer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Jane Feather   Composer

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Live in Cook County Jail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're stranded on a desert island and are allowed only one B.B. CD, then there's no choice. The first time I heard 'Cook County' I was awestruck. Forget about 'Live At The Regal'. This CD truly represents how powerful and moving B.B. King can be. I can't say enough. This one is a must have!