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Live At The Regal

B.B. King

1965

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Live At The Regal

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3.69

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best live album of all time

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B.B. King is THE king for a reason. He's just a phenomenal performer. This live album is a great demonstration of his power, skill, and sheer magnetism. There are so many great, utterly classic blues tracks here that it's hard to find much to fault. The biggest issue is that there isn't MORE B.B. King on this list.

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I wonder if the people screaming in the crowd knew they were witnessing something special. I hope they had a sense of occasion and weren't so drunk they remember little. This is legendary, BB King cannot be faulted because he set the standard himself. His voice gives me chills. Nothing here is perfect and that in itself is just perfect. It's gritty, raw, honest, covered in smoke and whiskey, and just wonderful.

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Great album love the crowd interaction. Sent me on a blues rabbit hole.

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I'll give this 3 stars just because it's B.B. King, but I don't have the willpower to go through a full live blues album. Not at this stage of my life.

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Familiarity: 1/10 Notes: I was not familiar with BB King live prior to this recording. The energy and drive he had as a showman as well as a musicians combined, with a fantastic backing band, led to an enjoyable and fun 35min jazz journey. Would definitely like to find myself listening to more Favorite Tracks: - Sweet Little Angel - Worry, Worry - Woke Up This Morning True Rating: 7/10

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Loved this. Blues is great but it’s made even better when it’s live. I could smell the cigarette smoke. BB’s banter was amazing.

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Brilliant album and a fantastic atmosphere created by the audience too

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From the 1970s, blues has become a dirty word. A dull genre that rewards dry technical efficiency and growling to signify passion. I automatically think I don't like blues as a result. This album shows what it can be. The energy, looseness from brilliant musicians (they could be tighter, they choose not to be) and the sheer energy of it is infectious and wonderful. You could draw a line from this album through James Brown, Hendrix, George Clinton, Prince, Outkast to Kendrick Lamar and it all makes sense. Are there occasionally overlong noodly guitar breaks? Of course there are, it's a live blues album. Do the nature of the restrictions of the genre sometimes make the songs sound a bit samey? Of course they do, it's a blues album! But there is a lot to say for a simple thing done well - sometimes a Victoria sponge is the treat you wanted. A great album - when the horns are allowed to fly free and the energy is high it's perfect, even if it does get a little samey at points. The high energy opener, Every Day I Have the Blues, and the Slinky, building closer, Help the Poor are highlights.

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I liked it but there wasnt a lot I would come back for.

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Great primer in blues. They're all bops.

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Classic blues album and legendary performance

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Good times

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Yeah

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Love

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Fantastic! Prime bb king

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Great album, not a single dud track.

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Fucking great

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Fantastic performance

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I love it. I like blues music, and I like music from the 60s. And the live version of this was not nearly as annoying as live rock music.

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Dope. I don't think I've ever listened to a Blues album before, but to start with the best was a treat. I hope to hear a lot more blues in the future.

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Didn't think I would enjoy blues so much! Great background music

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Incredible album with a live atmosphere

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Pues una joyísima de álbum. A veces pienso que el blues suena a una mezcla de sensualidad y desesperanza, no sabría bien cómo explicarlo. Igual aquí suena a pura fiesta. Y qué chingón. Pistas favoritas: "How Blue Can You Get?", "Please Love Me" y "Help the Poor". 10/10

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A great album! Just it!

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There's a reason BB King is regarded as a preeminent blues musician

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La frieguita que se ha de haber llevado quien remasterizó esto. Me encantó, complejo, pero comercial. Energía, ritmo, silencios, seducción. Voz legendaria.

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The King of the Blues. At his sublime best. No misses here, only hits. Cracking recording considering its from 1964. One of the most captivating live recordings I've listened to in any genre. The mans was a force of nature, Powerful, passionate and perfect. 5/5

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He is the king after all

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awesome legend, played live even better

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Душевненько

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BB was rockin and rollin the night they recorded this album, and it comes through perfectly. He’s having fun and sounds spectacular. This is new to my “best live album” shortlist.

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Awesome! Wishlist

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perfect. This is the best the Blues has ever been.

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one of the best live blues albums, a hallmark of the genre

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Wonderful! Love the extra live comments, the fun instrumentation, the classic lyrics. His voice is great too, Live at the regal feels like an obvious classic.

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todas son joyitaaaas

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Será de las mejores versiones del señor kKing? Probablemente si.

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too short by half! i mean, it's bb king, live, in 1965. i could've listened to a LOT more of that. i mean...damn

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Amazing album, briiiant guitar as expected but a special mention to bass player Leo Lauchie who is outstanding all the way through.

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Amazing lol I've performance. B.B. truly was one of the all time greatest blues musicians.

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Incredible!

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Секс

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Fantastic Blues Album. Lots of fun. Definitely listen if you are in the mood for some blues.

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10/10 - BB is the GOAT that album fuckin’ delivers

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Smooth blues classic. The added audience is a strong vibe and you get that B.B.King knew how to connect with people on stage

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wow, early ska! Yeah, Blues is good.

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nice jazz

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Beautiful live album. Really enjoyed it

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Classic, uncomplicated blues.

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Ouvindo BB king sem parar

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I have always been a big fan of B.B. King. His live albums are the best, studio albums seem too sterile for him... you have to be able to let Lucille out to play. It's strange, Spotify has a different track listing than on wikipedia or youtube. So I've listened to it a couple of times now. The difference between this and Fats Domino.... it seems so much rawer here. This is pure, unadulterated blues. This is where so many rock and rollers started. Or they should.

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Great live blues album.

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Enjoyed it. Not my usual genre but I like it enough as I am a fan of 90s & modern r’n’b. a fun album

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One where I think crowd noise really helps. Not that this album isn't fantastic, but the crowd is hyped up to see BB and it really makes the record that much more fun. BB was a phenomenal showman, and this album showcases it very well. Favorite tracks: "How Blue Can You Get?", "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now"

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Nice Surprise! Outstanding live

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Genialny album, 35 minut po których nie da się nie lubić bluesa

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10/10

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Powerful. You watch tv and there always seems to be that character that says "Listen to that guitar! listen to that pain and emotion!" and in the middle of a sitcom you kinda ignore that comment...but now that I've listened to this album I think I get it a bit more

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BB King is the best, saw him live a few times and it's always amazing.

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Nobody since and to this day (besides Jimi Hendrix) has ever made their guitar cry in the way that the king of blues did all those years ago. A stellar live album, jam packed with hits and no misses, classic

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Now this is the blues!

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I am familiar with B.B. KING and his twelfth or his first live album LIVE AT THE REGAL, which I have and like very much. After listening to LIVE AT THE REGAL, I still enjoyed this live performance, but the one major complaint that I have is that the songs are incomplete. They are shortened versions of the studio songs. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, B.B. KING’s LIVE AT THE REGAL Is the only album listed Rate Artist: B.B. KING (5.0) Rate Album (Year): LIVE AT THE REGAL (US 1965 Original) (5.0) Ranking of B.B. KING - LIVE AT THE REGAL songs No. Title Length Ranking Introduction By Pervis Spann, Disc Jockey 01. "Every Day I Have the Blues" 2:38 09.5/10 02. "Sweet Little Angel" 4:12 10.0/10 03. "It's My Own Fault" 3:29 10.0/10 04. "How Blue Can You Get" 3:44 09.5/10 05. "Please Love Me" 3:01 09.5/10 Introduction By E. Rodney Jones, Disc Jockey 06. "You Upset Me Baby" 2:22 10.0/10 07. "Worry, Worry" 6:24 09.5/10 08. "Woke Up This Mornin'" 1:45 09.0/10 09. "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" 4:16 09.0/10 10. "Help the Poor" 2:58 10.0/10 US 1965 Original Release 96.0/100 = 9.60 / 2 = 4.80

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A majestic live album. I adore the dialogue the segues into the songs, and his expertly placed guitar links. This guy had everything, the less-is-more thing, perfect phrasing and the sweetest note choice and tone. Blues = B.B. King.

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How can I critique a 1965 BB King live concert other than I wish I was there. Recorded at the Regal Theatre in Chicago in late 1964. His backing band sounds very solid with piano, tenor saxes trumpets and a great rhythm section. My favorite songs here ("Sweet Little Angel", "Worry, Worry", "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now") start with his booming voice and incredible guitar and let the band build momentum to the song end. But every song sounds great. Really not a negative comment; it's BB King in his prime. The recording tries to capture the crowd's excitement and is successful to some extent. Other artists, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton. John Mayer and Mark Knopfler apparently have used this album as primers before performances. An album that I will gladly add to my collection when I come across it.

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It’s BB King! Soooo good.

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I love the blues

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Absolutely incredible voice. Not usually a fan of live albums, but this is shaping up to be an exception.

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Cd

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Incredible voice, interaction with the public ina very good modd

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classic, liked it blues, jazz, all kinds of music that i adore

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Legendary album by a legend. Bit confused by some of the editing, but did this leave me blue? Hell no.

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9/10. Blues!

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Awesome album. B.B. King has a great blues voice and his playing is excellent. This album starts with some killer versions of "Everyday I Have The Blues" and "Sweet Little Angel". And when I started listening to the album, my living room felt like a concert. B.B. plays well with the audience and has good showmanship. If I want to listen to some nice guitar blues album, in a live performance setting for extra atmosphere, I would choose this album.

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100/100 i loved this. felt so much life and soul in it. his voice is amazing, and the guitar shredded. never heard it before so thanks for a new fav

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The King of Blues live! Amazing, amazing live album.

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Oj, omöjligt att inte bli sugen på en rökig blues-bar i New Orleans eller Chicago när man hör detta!

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king of blues!

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Standout Tracks: How Blue Can You Get?, You Upset Me Baby, Help The Poor

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I don't love live albums. Cheering, little stories told to keep the crowd interested while instrumental changes are made, background noises - these are things I don't care to listen to when I put on some music at home or in the car. This album is one of the worst offenders from that standpoint. People whistle and cheer throughout. At one point early on, B.B. laughs at a comment somebody makes, so the crowd spends the next 2-3 songs making pithy comments after every sung line, trying to get some acknowledgement. Makes me want to tear my hair out. At the same time, I get why, if he's only going to get one entry on this list (?!), it would be a live album. The guy played 250+ shows a year for decades. The musicianship is off the charts (of course), and it feels like an honor to spend a little over half an hour with the King. I just wish it were under better circumstances. Best track: Please Love Me (because it has the least crowd noise)

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Kongen af blues, lækker elektrisk guitar, live-optræden

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vilken känsla han har på gitarren alltså. det låter så bra.

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Excellent album. Captation d’époque.

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Love it <3

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This is so rockin.

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Very good. I'm not a big fan of live albums, but this one is very good. The King is amazing, as usual.

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fkn bbking yo

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A classic!

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false

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Classic blues.

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This is indeed the blues.

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Gillade verkligen! Kan vara i brist på konserter under corona, men verkligen härligt med inspelad livekonsert. Mycket bra blues. Kommer lyssna fler ggr.

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I think listening to Dad listen to BB King my whole life lead me to believe I didn't really like it. This album was good and not how I remember King sounding. Lots of horns, it mostly didn't feel like the guitar was the focal point, and I think it being a live album improved the collection.

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A line that stuck with me is I love the way you do

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Party groves

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What a great album, had such a nice vibe being love and loved his stories and crowd play. Worry worry is such a great song.

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How Blue Can You Get Felt like one continuous experience. Quintessential Blues. Lively, soulful, but blues

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Amazing live album! Did they take any breaks??

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Fun. Not as peaceful as I would have liked.

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+ Every Day I Have the Blues

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Excellent live blues from the master. 4 stars.

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Real nice, lots of good energy.

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I already know I'm going to enjoy this. B.B. King is a legend.

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Great!

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Very fun album. It’s great to hear live concerts from years ago especially since we can’t go to any now

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Really like this album. I wish I was a bigger fan of the blues, but this is pretty solid.

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Super enjoyable album, front to back.

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Black

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Bien. Un 4

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Really nice!!!

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OMG talk about crowd particpation! The sequence of songs from 2-4 is amazing. His playing, his banter, his howls and of course, the perfectly timed screaming women in the crowd. After that, it's a bit disjunctive: he get's introduced again (maybe second set?) and the R&B-ish track sounds like it got pasted in from another performance. Still loved it!

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Yeh boy. Good fun album.

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Amazing sounds

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good vibes. an intense soulfulness with just enough of a live rowdy crowd as a pleasant spice

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Great blues, great band.

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Magic. B.B. and Lucille - what a pair!

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fun! made it through without looking at the clock more than once or twice. he's the og.

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Schönes gefühlvolles Bluesalbum. Um es mit Annes Worten zu sagen: das würde ich gern mal mit den Ohren der 60er hören. Dass B.B. King so viele Musiker*innen inspiriert hat, finde ich musikgeschichtlich sehr spannend.

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Klassische Blues Musik kriegt mich immer! Ich wünsche mich in einen vollen, stickigen und verrauchten Keller Club, nippe am Bier und der Fuß wippt mit.

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it's a serve omg exactly what i love very soulful and bluesy the fact that its live purr

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Great live album! B.B. King is amazing!

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I really love 12 bar blues, it's easily my favourite genre, but I don't like the big Chicago sound: saxophone, horns, piano and intrusive American crowds screaming at every little word. When he actually gets round to playing the guitar rather than playing the audience, he's pretty good. B.B.has produced some sublime moments, but not many of them are on display here. This is just cheesy showbiz. The thrill may be gone but it still beats the Pet Shop Boys hands down.

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Super good. The energy from the live show comes through really well too.

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The album starts out upbeat. I enjoyed B.B. King's performance style. He almost has a conversation with the audience as he talks in between songs. The album slides from one track into the next, linked by B.B.'s narration. I recognized one track, "How Blue Can You Get", because it was sampled for the song "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods (1996). I'm pretty sure I've never heard the original song before. The rest of the album was 100% new to me. There are a couple tracks that I'd have a hard time listening to with my daughters in the room, because of the way B.B. talks about his ideal woman. Nothing crazy, but I would never sing along to those lyrics. Overall I liked the music and the performances. The album is borderline between a 3 and 4. I could see myself listening to the album again at least once, so that makes it a 4.

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Album molto piacevole, pazzesco uso della voce, arrangiamenti molto belli

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This live album was pretty good, I enjoyed it. Can definitely see why it is considered to be one of the best blues albums ever recorded. 4.5/5 stars.

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I’m not usually a Blues guy but this B.B. King album may have won me over. His guitar work and vocal performance is just fantastic! All the more impressive that this is a live album. My favorite track is “How Blue Can You Get?”

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I enjoyed it.

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Excellent live blues album, sensational band, excited crowd and bb king being charismatic and good at guitar. Jazzy and 60s cool. Good for a dinner party 4/5

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Excellent blues

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BB King does live up to the name. The beginning felt like a real concert experience.Some of the songs were catchy, but overall a lot of it was relying on a lot of the same blues riffs and got a bit repetitive.

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Jethro was originally scheduled to play the organ, but after his organ broke, King instructed Jethro to play the piano.[11] When Jethro said he did not know how to play the piano, King replied "Well, just sit there and pretend that's what you do most of the time anyway."

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Great atmosphere. Not a big blues guitar fan The band cooks I like the way the music doesn't stop even between songs. The banter between songs can get a little tiresome His singing on Worry Worry is amazing. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now...might be my favourite. A good listen just not something I would return to 3.75 stars (out of 5)

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4/5 Classic bluesy BB King album.

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Classic live album. Love BB King

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Lots of fun interplay with the crowd. Great recording too.

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Solid live album, classic blues elements with a polished sound

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yeah this guys cool

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When I first heard BB King I was disappointed. He just sat in half circle with his band and played a very slow-paced show. It was much later in his life though. It took me years to listen tp him again. Hearing these live shows from the 60s is what made me appreciate him for his greatness.

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Brilliant. Being live adds so much energy to it.

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Ya like Jazz?

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Very solid live performance for sure. Maybe not as tight as I'd like it, but pretty solid for a live show. Dude's one of the greats for sure.

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Captures the energy of the live performance and the impeccable playing.

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4 of 1,001. Not bad, definitely feel I'd like it more with more listens.

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How blue can you get? Pretty blue, with the song that asks that question. That's a magical recording: Almost fifty-seven years old, it captures the crash of the band with King's voice somehow - magically - leading. The followup number is rock of the old and fine school. Then we get some artifacts, acknowledgement of the physical limitations of the live album. This is a slightly sly take on music, with its emotional directness measured. That clarifies the blues as a transparent form, one that the musicians all have their chance to play in. I want to be at the show more than I want to hear the album again.

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What a man. Never been the biggest fan of the blues, but there's something I really love about it, and whatever that is, this man has it. 4/5

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One of the best blues musicians of the history. Love the way he plays guitar and do with the public.

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Not really a huge blues fan, but fantastic album. Sounds were great, BB had so much passion in his music.

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standard blues

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Bon mood pour le matin

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Captures what an incredible live blues musician BB King was. Great set.

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Awesome, almost unfair that someone could be such a good singer AND guitarist. Every day I have the blues, worry worry worry, and woke up this morning were the best songs

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Great jazzy album. Classic.

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Love his voice and his playing and I enjoyed this, but I think I get a lot more out of seeing video of him play than listening to a recording. Hearing the recording is still really good, but not the same as seeing him. I can only imagine what it was like to actually be there when he played.

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I love live music. I hate recordings of live music. Still, this was pretty good. The sound quality is junky but BB and his band's energy is great. His storytelling to go from one song to the next was cool. The transition from the two sides was weird, with BB King being introduced again (to much less fanfare) on the first song of side two - they took a break and came back? It lost some of the energy from the first set. Still he ain't the King of the blues for nothing. Great voice, great guitar playing (his band is good too), great stage presence.

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Classic and fun, a little bit misogynist.

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great voice, would definitely recommend

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7/10

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If you're into blues, well, this is where it's at. Pretty classic.

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This one was cool! I was impressed with the remaster. Worry Worry was a bit victim-blamey, so I’m taking off a point for that.

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yes

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Look no further than this album to understand exactly why B.B. King's is synonymous with the blues. I'm not what you would call a big fan of the blues (just between us girls, I sort of hate the blues - maybe hate is too strong of a word, but it's certainly not one of my go-to genre's), but I absolutely love this album. B.B. King had the misfortune of appearing in the bad Blues Brothers movie, which almost feels like a make-good for not having him in the original 1980 classic. Other than that, my familiarity with the legend was limited to a duet he did with U2 and a sample of his "I've been downhearted baby" line on a song from the 1996 movie "The Cable Guy" by a one-hit wonder of a band called the Primitive Radio God's called, I kid you not, "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand". Oh the '90's! Plus I seem to recall that prick Eric Clapton trying to associate himself with King whenever it suited his purpose. I apologize to B. B. King. He deserved better from me. I'll make up to him by enjoying this album some more and taking a deeper dive into his catalog. I'll probably never go all in on the blues, but I'll forever be on board with B. B. King. What an absolute joy of an album.

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Superb clear recording. Very listenable and accessible album. Powerful and charming vocal delivery and band leadership. BB never really seemed to vocally or musically change between 60s and 90s! Great guitar playing as always and a terrific sounding band notable piano and brass.

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I feel like I should be drinking and dancing while listening to this. Really enjoyed it, even if its not usually the music I'd choose to listen to.

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Not what I normally listen to, but it is pretty good stuff. I tend to avoid live performance stuff, would rather just have the music, but not sure if this is an option for this album. That being said, I still enjoyed it!

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the lyrics are a little dubiouse, but in overall a great album.

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It's pretty hard to stay still while listening to this album. Whether you are jumping up and down to upbeat songs like Every Day I Have the Blues, or you're slowly rocking around your living room with Sweet Little Angel, make sure you have a good stereo system where you can listen to this. Earplugs will just not do.

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Greatest blues singer in tha wooorrrrlddddd BB King! I love a live album. Feels like I was there! This is a fun one and carries so much energy.

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first listen some roarin blues recorded in Chicago

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He’s the king for a reason

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This was great but I don’t think it’s his best.

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Otro de esos discos en vivo que nos ha traído la lista que valen mucho la pena. Se escucha un concierto espectacular y divertido con grandes momentos musicales y que si algo me falta es que sea un poco más largo. La habilidad técnica de B.B. King en la guitarra luce a lo largo de todo el show (y también la de cada miembro de su banda) y de alguna forma, su voz aguardientosa es ideal para los temas que canta.

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Muy buen disco en vivo aunque corto. Blues ejecutado impecablemente. 4 estrellas porque nunca he investigado su música y ahora me pregunto porque tardé tanto en darle oportunidad.

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Everyday We're live, when you play in the studio is a thing, when you improvise live, there's another. Blues, this is the first one up to review and the first live album too. What a way to start your weekdays, just woke up on monday morning, make breakfast while listening to the concert. This is the one and only album from B.B. King and probably the unique Blues album, but when I get into the style, it was from another artist that unfortunately doesn't feature in the list (John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan). King leaves a legendary signature way to play the strings and your history in the stages, plus his style for what he always spoke of, is not how blue can you get, but how you feel it. B

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Not bad for a live album

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Oh, that voice. Good one!

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Undeniable master of the blues, incredible singing and playing and really captures the club atmosphere.

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BB King is a smooth entertainer and this live show proves it. His band is crackin’ with horns and keyboards especially shining. King has a story to tell and plays Lucille, his guitar, with shimmering leads and most importantly restraint. He is not a flashy guitarist but it fills the sound perfectly. How Blue Can You Get? And Woke Up This Mornin’ are standouts for me.

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Always love a live album but I feel he didn’t emote the lyrics very well. Like, are you really sad that your baby is gone because you sound really excited, BB? Dripping with confidence. Basic blues, not blown away by any of the solos. Don’t see myself listening to this again.

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A good time cover for an album that I assume contains some good time fun. Live is not my preference, especially from a long time ago, but I suppose for some people you make an exception. And after listening, yep, that was fun.

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Great atmosphere. Not a big blues guitar fan The band cooks I like the way the music doesn't stop even between songs. The banter between songs can get a little tiresome His singing on Worry Worry is amazing. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now...might be my favourite. A good listen just not something I would return to 3.75 stars (out of 5)

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I’m not a huge blues listener, so all the songs kind of sounded the same to me, but they were all great and I enjoyed listening to them. Really great lyrics

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Full of raw emotion and very powerful singing. Enjoying it quite a bit. Awesome recording, I loved every minute of it!

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Ah yes. The blues! More of a Chicago blues listener myself but still B.B. King is still a legend. Help The Poor was the standout track here for me. Pretty good!

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p78. 1965. 4 stars Damn I love me some blues :) It doesn't get much better than this. The blueprint for everything Eric Clapton and Peter Green became famous for, only done better. One of the great guitarists on top form. 1 star deducted for it being a live album.

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Was not hopeful after the Marvin Gaye live album, but this was next level.

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Got into it more as it went on. Not my usual type of music but can appreciate 3.7

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Blues descarnat i viu com poques vegades he sentit. B.B. King i Lucille es posen al públic a la butxaca, no només l'assistent a The Regal, sinò també tot el que hauria de sentir aquestes expressions en viu en les décades per venir. Les revissions aquí de temes com 'How Blue Can You Get' o 'Help the Poor' posen els péls de punta

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-Very solid blues album -Lots of great songs that started calm and built to a climactic jam/finish. The songs were not stagnant and boring which I highly appreciate, lots of instruments helped in the jam as well.

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If you're not sure what Blues are this is the album for you.

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What a fun, moody live album, really makes you wish you were there for it. There aren't any standout songs for me, but the whole vibe sounds like a great night.

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nice live album

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Liked one or two songs but overall not my vibe

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Enjoyable.

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Just fun rock/blues album!

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50/50

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Can’t really criticise can you?

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Was fine

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BB King is a great blues singer and guitarist. This is just a showcase of his work. His best album? No idea.

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3-4

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Such a great album, except where he jokes about hitting women.

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classic blues, Holds all the vibes. Really takes you back to what the 60's concerts were like with the screaming girls and chit chatting to the crowd about relationships. Super chill. 3.5/5

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As much as I tried to listen to this...I really couldn't push through. Not my jam but can appreciate the music stylings of this legendary blues artist.

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Not too bad. Would listen if it was on.

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Apparently 1965 was a little bit of a sexist time. Outside of that, How Blue Can You Get is awesome and the rest of the album definitely solid. I could go back and listen again.

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King's lyrics are a product of their time, but offensive nonetheless. Not crazy about the album.

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Fine - didn't dislike it, but probably wouldn't seek it out

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Influential no doubt

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This isn't Miles but it's still good. Track 1: Jazz song. BB is charismatic and has a great voice. Track 2: Jazz song, but good stuff, more my thing. Very 'Barfly' with Mickey Rourke. Tells the story of how he wanted something but got something different. Lots of audience screaming. Track 3: These are simple and relatable songs but very formulaic. Of course, the formula was more or less perfected here. Some WICKED guitar at about 3:00. Track 4: Big hand for the other musicians, very considerate. A song about how women are bad. Track 5: Nice Dick Dale-esque start. Can't understand what he's saying, probably about how women are bad. Track 6: Greatest Hits of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. Women = bad. Track 7: This is like being trapped in a Scorsese movie. We follow the guy from 'Home Alone' as he walks through a casino and then shanks a guy. Track 8: This dude doesn't have a lot of luck with the ladies. Track 9: This sounds a lot like something I heard a few tracks back. Track 10: Actually good, my favourite track of the record. Reminds me of 'Down In The Hole'.

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Very jazzy, but good background music

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This album feels more like a tribute to the man and the concert than to the songs which comprise an album. Very good, nevertheless.

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good album, something i wouldnt mind listening to but not my go to album either

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Ok

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Wat een soepele jazz. Heerlijk

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No soy muy fan de BB King. De todos los blueseros, se me hacía que era el que tenía el sonido más “genérico”, el que uno identifica con el blues cuando no sabes mucho de blues. Entonces medio lo descartaba, no era Howlin Wolf pues. Pero este disco creo que me pone en mi lugar. Dan ganas de haber estado ahí. De hecho te sientes ahí, sentado en la mesa del rincón, fumando sin parar, tomando whiskey. El disco lo tiene todo: baladas tristes, solos intensos, sensualidad, baile, sudor, lágrimas. Aquí realmente está el template para el sonido de media Inglaterra: Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, no sé, yo creo que casi todo el rock inglés. Y bueno, de la lista interminable de gente a la que le debe dinero Jimmy Page por robarles, BB King está en la cabeza. Sigo sin ser fan de BB King pero lo respeto más. Y este disco está muy bien para acompañar con tragos. Supongo, no lo he hecho. Se me ocurre. Reconocimiento a la banda de BB King. Tight. Help the Poor.

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That was a fine live album. His vocal range is quite impressive.

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Very good classic Blues.

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The first thing I noticed about Live At The Regal is that the drummer and bass player are horrible and the horn arrangements add absolutely nothing to the presentation. On Every Day I Have The Blues, the drummer takes the tune at at the most literal thudding blues shuffle I have ever heard. He singlehandedly ruins the cut and the bass player is almost as bad, with his thoroughly unimaginative note choices. The horn charts are seemingly ported over from a Vegas review with no blues feel whatsoever. That's a terrible shame because there's a lot that's good about this recording. King's voice is in great shape and his guitar playing is just fine. The audience is clearly there to have a good time; they're incredibly responsive, to the point that they're integral to the power of the recording. King has them eating out of the the palm of his hand. Thankfully, the drummer and bass player aren't as wretched on the downtempo tunes and the horns aren't as up front either. Okay, maybe the drummer and bass player were only warming up on Every Day I Have The Blues. They're not quite as awful on the other uptempo tunes. Okay, in the end, the reason to listen to this album is B.B. King and the audience, who are both on fire. The band and arrangements are mediocre at best. This scrapes by with a 3/5

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Some good tunes. The live album element gets a bit grating though, all the talking and screaming crowds dont add anything

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high quality blues, good compositions, great playing and a bit of musical variety

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It's good music, but I would have way way way preferred studio recordings over live recordings. Bleh. Not sure why the Albums Generator is doing this to us :-( Probably a 4 or maybe even a 5 for the studio recordings of the same tracks.

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Solid live outing from BB King. The blues are well delivered but a little rote if it wasn’t for his immense voice. Again, I have a hard time considering most live albums in the same context as these others. Interesting document, but not entirely essential. Favourite track: “Help the Poor”

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BB King, what can you say. He's got such a distinctive blues voice and his guitar stylings are second to none. But Live At The Regal doesn't really stand out to me. I enjoyed the stories, but it felt a little out of place on a best 1001 albums list. Fav Tracks: "Help the Poor" and "Sweet Little Angel"

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Live at the Regal is an absolutely necessary acquisition for fans of B.B. King or blues music in general. A high point, perhaps even the high point, for uptown blues.

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i’m sorry but i just had a breakdown over a jazz recording and this is triggering my fight or flight senses also i am noticing a 60’s trend 🧐 ok nvm my this is doing things to my live music withdrawal no cause i miss concerts SO MUCH shout to the woman who just howled (marry me, you won’t) no cause i want to get drunk and dance to ‘sweet little angel’ in my kitchen while having a life crisis (cigarette optional) i am having fun ok this woman is my everything THE FLOW BETWEEN TRACKS I AM AT A CONCERT bb, who hurt you? ok but ‘how blue can you get’ is a baddie anthem v much in love with the energy we have created in the studio the flow’s been interrupted 😞🤚 worry, worry is 6 minutes...i’m bucklin up simp energy ngl not the misogyny DAMN yeah that was super yuck cant believe i sat through 5 minutes of wailing for the moral of the song to be mega small dick vibes again, howling woman in the crowd be my wife challenge ok, the first half of this album is CARRYING this second half with everything it has first half supremacy idgaf ‘help the poor’ makes me feel mischievous 😏 no this is just a simp album shakin my ass 🤫 cause this whole album would be better if the simp favor wasn’t dialed to 10

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Veoma opusteno. Svidelo mi se. Lep zvuk na giatari idk

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ca. zur Hälfte gehört. B.B. King halt

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Dont really like blues. He was very passionate in his lyrics. Fav songs: How blue could you get & Help the poor

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Cool live album, great backing band, very repetitive but that’s blues for ya

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Nice listening and enjoyed hearing the crowd.

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Poggin. Awesome voice on the lad. Let's all give a hand for the band! Seems like a cool dude. I liked most of it.

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I know the blues is cool and the album was nice, but it kinda blurred into background music for me after a while.

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классный блюз (наверное?), но не совсем моё

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I thought it was a solid live album - BB sounded great. 7/10.

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Not my favorite live BB King album, but you really can't go wrong with this kind of thing.

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Good for the genre. 3/5

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Protiv ovog žanra nikad ne bih ništa loše rekao. Jednostavno ako si u tom điru, to je nešta predobro. Općenito BB King je tata mata, a ovaj live album to govori. Nije mi wow album, ali jednostavno je dobar i vrijedi ga se poslušati.

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Good blues music

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I dock this one star because it was a bad version of a live album. Edited wrong

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Good for blues good for a live album but still not really doing it for me.

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Not my favourite genre, but can appreciate that this guy is one of the legends and it being a live album makes it that little bit more special.

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Bit Jazzy for me

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It's nice to listen to the Blues Boy for the first time. Can't say that I'll relisten anytime soon, but it was good enough.

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Bb king is bb King. But it’s life…

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I grew up listening to this. It’s part of the soundtrack of mg childhood and brought back great memories.

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"I gave you 7 children, and now you want to give them back" BB is complaining about this lady but he never thought to wrap that shit up? Classic voice and classic riffs. BB knows how to do the blues nice and smooth.

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This album is made so much better by the live audience. Feels good to hear a bunch of people just absolutely losing their shit to blues music

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2021.11.11

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Hard not to enjoy.

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Sounds like a fun concert, crowd engaged.

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3.5/5 it was nice, but needed something more. I'll have to relisten.

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Pleasant listen!

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Easy blues not too blues well played.

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Stsndard blues, nice

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I like BB (not to be confused with a certain ex Israeli prime minister!), but I think that over the years we have received better blues than this.

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Meh. I've said it before, but Chicago blues is so samey and boring. It's such a shame that a genre as interesting and diverse as the Delta blues evolved into it.

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Good but not my favorite. Wouldn't listen to it on my free time but I can appreciate it

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Prima hoor.

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Not bad B.B., not bad.

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Goes so. Bissl stressig. Aber natürlich gut gespielt

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blues is einfach nicht meins aber musikalisch ists sicher top also gibts einen zusatzstern

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Fairly early stuff, and not many tracks I'm familiar with. Love it though!

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Initial thoughts: would be great on vinyl, listening to while i’m cleaning the house. reminds me of dad. Fav from album: It’s my own fault 3.5

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3.5

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Great performance but the songs all sound the same.

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Powerful live blues album.

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Good, but not the best B.B.I’ve heard.

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Not bad. Gave it a few plays through, but probably won't play it again

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Great album!

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A bit over orchestrated and showy for me but I bet it was amazing if you were there

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decent live album

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It’s great, but loses a lot of Re listen potential since it’s a live album

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Why did they let a bb be king

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I can appreciate this but I'm just not that much of a B.B. King fan. Personal taste really

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Groovy

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The recording is great and its all very tight but it does kinda wash over me....The guitar solos are great... but tberes just not enough light and dark. Embarrassingly sorry.

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I’m not sure I was able to give this one a fair listen. It was on while I made dinner and did stuff around the house, so I wasn’t able to fully focus on it. What I heard I liked, but a lot of it sounded the same. Maybe I’ll change my mind upon second listen.

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Blues con todas las letras. Buena voz y sintonía. Para amantes del género

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Pas habituellement mon genre et encore moins les albums live, mais celui-ci est bien fait et démontre bien le talent de l’artiste pour livrer un spectacle. Pas trop long en plus.

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Très classique comme Blues, mais vu l’année, je dirais que c’est très bien.

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I'm not the biggest B.B. King fan, I'm not sure what it is. Feels a bit like a slightly dumbed down version of the blues or something. Still, this is a fun live record that for me feels like good background listening.

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Very jazzy and bluesy and definitely one of the absolute best at it, but not quite my taste. Not sure about the live aspect of this album either but I did feel like I was at a speakeasy in 1950s America.

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It is good if you like the trumpet!

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This wasn't very good IMO. It's just the same song over and over again. Maybe blues is not for me or at least not so much blues in this rapid of a succession.

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Not really for me

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Not for me

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Great energy for a live album, but felt the tracks didn’t have enough variation to keep me hooked

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Its okay

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Solid live blues record. Fun. 2.5 stars for me if I could.

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Too loud for regular listening

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No soy yo de mucho Blues ni de tanta guitarra. Suena bien para ser un directo y más aún pensando que es del año 1965. Lo mismo es un gran disco, pero yo no lo se apreciar en su justa medida.

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Legendarny czarny grajek, krol bluesa, jedna z najwazniejszych gitar w historii muzyki popularnej, czyli B.B. King, albumu nie znalem, ale to nic dziwnego po tak bogatej dyskografii jaka stworzyl krol, gatunek granej muzyki jest tu raczej oczywisty, jako ze jest to material z 65, to wiekszosc kawalkow jest od kogos pozyczona, jak to sie gralo za dawnych czasow, autorskimi trakami sa woke up this mornin, please love me i you done lost your good thing now, kingu jest backowany przez dosc standardowa 6 osobowa bande, wiec basior, saksa, drumsy, saksy, no i wyjatkowo pianinko, zazwyczaj w tych czasach to powinny byc organy, nie mozna takze zapominiec o wodzirejach, bo prezenterow mial dwoch, ktory jakies wstawki przed trakowe prowadza, sam material jest dosc pociety, bo niby jest to zapis jednego koncertu z tytulowego regalowego theatru, ale traki sa pociete, bo takie wystepy to nie byla tylko muzyka, ale pomiedyz trakami wodzireje wodzili widownia zeby ja w dobra strone prowadzic, a to wlasnie ta widownia najbardziej mnie boli na tym materiale, doslownie jakby stado baboonow wposcic na widownie i niech wyja, tak wiem ze o to chodzi w wystepie bluesowym, zeby ruszyc widownie i miec z nia polaczenie, ale jesli na plycie ktorej sluchasz wieksza czesc lewego kanalu zabiera widownia i ich wyjcowate UGA BUGAAA UUUUU AAAA, to nie pomaga to w odbiorze materialu, o ile takiej muzyki uwielbiam sluchac z zamknietymi oczami maja za powiekami rozlozona bande, tak tym razem lewa strona calkowicie okupowana byla baboonami ktore chowaly sie za drumsami, podobne odczucia co do wystepu wodzirejow, wracajac do trakow, to chyba nic nowego nie wymysle piszac o tym, ze tematyka jest milosc polaczona z proza zycia, no i niebieskimi uczuciami, no i preachowaniu, czy to samym spiewem, czy wstawkach miedzy wersowych krol zawsze jakas zartobliwa madrosc stara sie rzucac, albo po ultra solowkach ktore potrafia nawet otwierac traki, najgorsze ze nawet w ich trakcie baboony nie moga wytrzymac i musza dac upust swej pasji, tak w ogole to az czuc kolor skory widowni po takim zangazowaniu, jestem ciekawy czy podobnie biale koncerty bylo slychac, ale pewnie lepszy enginering rekordu nie pozowlilby na nagranie az takich poglosow widowni, ale endziner jednak tutaj mial inna wizje, na plejke wrzucam how blue can you get i help the poor

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Production: 8/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 7/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 6/20 =29 Fairly underwhelming fair - sorry BB

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1965 war das bestimmt revolutionärer Blues. Heute bleibt nicht viel davon hängen. Erinnert mich an die Jazzahead in Bremen.

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As a live album it is not bad but nothing stands out for me. The guitar work is pretty standard for a blues album and vocal delivery is good. 2 1/2 stars.

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The performance started out good but seemed over-dramatized. Judging from the audience screams it was probably amazing to hear live, but not something i would put on myself.

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It was okay.

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Its k

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No es mi estilo

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B.B. being B.B. Fav new track: You Upset Me Baby

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Ben nooit echt een blues man geweest, maar dit klinkt wel aardig op een zondagochtend.

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ההתחלה טובה, השאר לא שמעתי

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Decent album for what it is....I am just not a massive blues fan. Most of the songs sound too similar for my taste. BB is a GREAT singer though...really enjoy his voice. 2/5

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The crowd is annoying. I'm just not interested in listening to a live album if I don't like the music anyway. Just got on my tits

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The live audience whistling got annoying and the album made me feel sleepy

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I have deep respect for B.B.King as a musician. Having written that, this album, for me, is just blues overkill. The genre just fails to move me in any way, no matter how masterful (like here) it is presented. 2/5.

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La prise de son est pas full hot... J'aime pas trop le blues... en 30 minutes de disque ça trouve le moyen d'être trop long, trop répétitif, bourré de clichés et pas différent de tous les disque de blues que j'ai subi dans ma vie .... Après 100 ans des mêmes 3 accords avec la même gamme et des mêmes licks il serait temps d'essayer autre chose... J'exagère mais pas tant que ça😅

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Meh, osaahan ukko soittaa vaan eipä silti koveta.

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sorry bb

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Blues... nichts für mich. Ist "Live" aufgenommen.

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Nice

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