Live in Cook County Jail

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811176921
  • Catalog Number: 11769
  • Sales rank: 9,616

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    B.B.'s Best

    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!

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