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B.B. King - Anthology

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B.B. King
Anthology

Label MCA
Erstveröffentlichung 01.12.2000
Format DoCD
Lieferzeit 1 – 8 Werktage
Preis 23,00 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Doppel-CD mit 34 Tracks von 1962 bis 1998, incl. u.a. The Thrill Is Gone, How Blue Can You Get, Why I Sing The Blues, seine Duette mit U 2, der Bobby Blue Band und Robert Cray und die bisher unveröffentlichte komplette Version des They Call It Stormy Monday-Jams mit Albert Collins von den Blue Summit-Sessions. Im Booklet gibt’s Track-by-track-credits, seltenes Fot-Material und Liner Notes von Mark Humphrey.

Review

The two-disc, 34-track Anthology could be subtitled "The Crossover Decades," for it covers the years when B.B. King (like his "Sweet Little Angel") spread his wings. Spanning the era 1962-1998, the set begins when King was a recording veteran whose renown was confined to the blues ghetto. Applying vocal grit and guitar sting to the dramatic call-and-response of his material, King won rock converts with his Live at the Regal album (represented here by two highlights), climbed the pop charts with the string-laced "The Thrill Is Gone," employed the jazz grooves of the Crusaders and the soul tinge of the Memphis Horns, and even invaded MTV with U2þs "When Love Comes to Town." More scattershot survey than comprehensive career summary, this collection isnþt as consistent as Kingþs single-disc hits compilations or as expansive as his four-disc King of the Blues box, but it amply documents his staying power.

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