0054. B.B. King – Live At The Regal [1965]

BB_King-Live_at_the_Regal_(album_cover)

If you haven’t picked up a taste for blues music yet, try this album.  B.B. King is definitely one of the greatest blues guitarists ever, and it’s pretty hard to go wrong with anything in the guy’s catalog.  I actually gained a respect of blues guitar when I saw my dad’s favorite guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, in NYC.  I didn’t quite appreciate the music itself, but I definitely appreciated the guy’s skill.  It wasn’t until I played Stevie Ray Vaughan’s, “Texas Flood,” on the first Guitar Hero game that I realized how cool blues music was/is.  Anyway, check it out.  You’ll most likely dig it.

Wikipedia Says:

Live at the Regal is a 1965 live album by blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. It was recorded on November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago. The album is widely heralded as one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded and is #141 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2005, Live at the Regal was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.

Some musicians, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Mark Knopfler, have acknowledged using this album as a primer before performances.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Every Day I Have the Blues Memphis Slim 2:38
2. Sweet Little Angel Riley King, Jules Taub 4:12
3. “It’s My Own Fault” John Lee Hooker 3:29
4. How Blue Can You Get? Leonard Feather 3:44
5. “Please Love Me” King, Taub 3:01
6. “You Upset Me Baby” King, Taub 2:22
7. “Worry, Worry” Maxwell Davis, Taub 6:24
8. “Woke Up This Morning (My Baby’s Gone)” King, Taub 1:45
9. “You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now” Joe Josea, King 4:16
10. “Help the Poor” Charlie Singleton 2:58

Personnel[edit]

  • B.B. King – guitar, vocals
  • Leo Lauchie – bass
  • Duke Jethro – piano
  • Sonny Freeman – drums
  • Bobby Forte, Johnny Board – tenor saxophone
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