Live At The Regal Review

artist: B.B. King date: 09/17/2003 category: compact discs
B.B. King: Live At The Regal
Released: 1965
Genre: Blues
Tones: Earthy, Cheerful, Rollicking, Sweet, Plaintive
Styles: Soul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Electric Blues, Urban Blues
Number Of Tracks: 10
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Live At The Regal Reviewed by: AcidMother, on september 17, 2003
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Sound: In contrast to his two Blues namesakes, Freddie and Albert, B.B. was always regarded as having the sweetest tone and this is instantly proven upon listening to this album. Although a massive guitar album the mans voice is also worth a huge mention and he effortlessly switches from his trademark falsetto to a deep growl through many of the lyrics. // 10

Lyrics: Very good althogh B.B. wrote few of the more famous tracks himself. The themes change from gentle tearjerkers to rousing rockers and back to guilt-ridden apologies. // 8

Overall Impression: This is the B.B. King equivalent to James Browns` Live at the Apollo with B.B. giving an inspired performance although he readily admits not one of his best. The album flows and it would a sim to select individual tracks although 'Sweet Little Angel' seems to be the Everest amongst this fine selection of tunes. // 10

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