B.B. King - Live at the Regal (LP) -NEW-


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When he stepped onstage at the storied Regal Theater on Chicago's Southside in November 1964, B.B. King had 30 R&B hits but had barely creased the pop charts. Recorded that night, King's first live album would become an entry point for many white listeners, and blues aficionados still speak of it with awe — Eric Clapton was rumored to spin Live at the Regal to prep for his shows. Newcomers encountered an urbane but never slick professional, backed by a killer horn section, who belted each number with class and grit, all the better to showcase the jazzy yet terse yet economical solos he coaxed from his beloved black Gibson, "Lucille." His set here begins, as it did those days, with "Everyday I Have the Blues" — not a lament, but the boast of a touring workhorse who performed more than 300 shows each year. Keith Harris

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Every Day I Have the Blues" Memphis Slim 2:38
2. "Sweet Little Angel" Riley King, Jules Taub 4:12
3. "It's My Own Fault" John Lee Hooker 3:29
4. "How Blue Can You Get" Jane Feather 3:44
5. "Please Love Me" King, Jules Taub 3:01
6. "You Upset Me Baby" Joe Josea, Maxwell Davis 2:22
7. "Worry, Worry" Davis Plumber, Jules Taub 6:24
8. "Woke Up This Mornin'" King 1:45
9. "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" King, Joe Josea 4:16
10. "Help the Poor"