BB KING - Live in Japan (1971)

BB KING - Live in Japan (1971)

The first of the "Three Kings" and arguably the king of the blues. According to a 2003 listing in Rolling Stone magazine, B.B. King is the greatest living guitarist, and ranked 3rd among the "100 greatest guitarists of all time" - behind late Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman.

Recorded at Sankei Hall in Tokyo on March 4 and 7, 1971, Live in Japan was originally released as a two-LP set in Japan. Backed by many of the same players heard on Live at Cook County Jail, King is in excellent form on spirited, gutsy performances of The Thrill Is Gone and Sweet Sixteen as well as Sonny Boy Williamson's Eyesight to the Blind, Leon Russell's Hummingbird and Peter Chatman's Every Day I Have the Blues. The instrumentals Japanese Boogie and Jamming at Sankei Hall give the band a chance to let loose and improvise, and Lucille (King's name for his guitar) gets in some passionate, inspired solos.

1. Every Day I Have the Blues
2. How Blue Can You Get?
3. Eyesight To The Blind
4. Niji Baby
5. You're Still My Woman
6. Chains And Things
7. Sweet Sixteen
8. Hummingbird
9. Darlin' You Know I Love You
10. Japanese Boogie
11. Jamming At Sankei Hall
12. Thrill Is Gone, The
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