B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail (1971/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail (1971/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 38:49 minutes | 975 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Geffen Records
Recorded: September 10, 1970, Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois

One of the best live blues albums of all time from the spokesman of the Blues. The record spent three weeks at the top of the Souls Albums chart and is listed in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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. -AllMusic Review by Cub Koda

1 Introductions 1:51
2 Every Day I Have The Blues 1:42
3 How Blue Can You Get? 5:12
4 Worry, Worry 9:55
5 Medley: 3 O’Clock Blues / Darlin’ You Know I Love You 6:18
6 Sweet Sixteen 4:21
7 The Thrill Is Gone 6:19
8 Please Accept My Love 3:08

B.B. King – guitar, vocals
Wilbert Freeman – bass
Sonny Freeman – drums
John Browning – trumpet
Louis Hubert – tenor saxophone
Booker Walker – alto saxophone
Ron Levy – piano

Producer: Bill Szymczyk