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B.B. King – How Blue Can You Get

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

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B.B. King was one of the only musicians in the world who could slay an entire audience with just one note. Everything he played was dripping with soul and authenticity.

A lot of people love Live At The Regal, and there’s a good reason for that, but Live In Cook County Jail has an edge that the earlier record couldn’t hope to match.

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The King is dead. Long live the king.


Contact the author at chris@jalopnik.com.

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I had the good fortune to see Mr. King a few times from 2000-2005 (got to shake his hand after a performance once!) and I have to say the man had a knack for connecting with the audience. He’d banter with us the entire show between songs but then he’d also occasionally hold a chord for a long period of time and look out into the crowd - which would go nuts.

Between BB, Stevie Ray, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and all the other blues legends that have gone before, the afterlife must throw one heckuva fish fry every Saturday night.