The Blues Master video tapes I, II, and III are now available on a single DVD. These three programs provide more than 3 1/2 hours of blues guitar technique by the master and a lot of great music with his entire band. This set makes a great gift! Special DVD features include a tuning segment, an interactive "Getting to Know Lucille" feature, additional video theory tips, a performance only option, and interactive motion menus.
Blues legend B.B. King offers a chance to master the guitar by studying his technique up close. For both beginners and adepts, he presents his thoughts, theories, and–most importantly–his style on such elements as bending, picking, phrasing, chords, scales, slides, and harmonics. Also includes performances of a few of his greatest hits.
On this release, King comes close to equaling his past triumphs on small independent labels in the '50s and '60s. He's ditched the psuedo-hip production fodder and cut a 12-song set matching him with blues peers. His duets with Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Albert Collins are especially worthy, while the songs with Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, and Irma Thomas have some good-natured banter and exchanges, as well as tasty vocals. The master gives willing pupils Joe Louis Walker and Robert Cray valuable lessons on their collaborations. There's also a medley in which King invokes the spirit of his chitlin circuit days, taking the vocal spotlight while his Orchestra roars along underneath.
This isn't his most well-known stuff, but it's a very solid late '60s set. Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate (who also worked with many prominent Chicago soul acts during the '60s), it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing…
One of the great guitarists of postwar blues, B.B. King teams up with an impressive roster of fellow blues legends in this concert video. B.B. King: Blues Summit Concert includes guest appearances by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Irma Thomas, Albert Collins, Ruth Brown, and Joe Louis Walker as they perform "The Thrill Is Gone," "T-Bone Shuffle," "I Can't Quit You Baby," "Hey Hey, the Blues Is Alright," "Playing With My Friends," "Call It Stormy Monday," and many more. ~ Mark Deming
Blues On The Bayou is a 1998 studio recording by B. B. King. In the CD liner notes, B.B. King writes: "Of the many records Lucille and I have had the pleasure of recording over the years, this one is especially close to my heart. It's also one of the most relaxed and, for me, most satisfying… No one was telling us what to do. No one needed to tell us what to do." He adds that he considers the band playing on this album as his best ever and that he got to the studio with the idea of keeping the music simple ("I've felt the urge to go back to basics."). With this state of mind, the record was cut in four days: "Found some old B. B. King songs. Wrote some new ones… All live, all real. No overdubs, no high-tech tricks. Just basic blues." The album won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
This is B.B. King's most delightful recording of the '90s. He duets with other blues greats, including Koko Taylor ("Something You Got"), Buddy Guy ("I Pity the Fool"), Etta James ("There's Something on Your Mind"), Ruth Brown ("You're the Boss"), and his dear friend John Lee Hooker ("You Shook Me"). The peaks come in his guitar shootout with Texas Telecaster slinger Albert Collins on "Call It Stormy Monday" and his high-spirited run-in with Katie Webster, who steals their performance of "Since I Met You Baby" with her saucy asides.
Japanese limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork. "Blues In My Heart" was released in 1963 and sees B.B. in a small combo setting with ample room for his strong guitar fills and concise solos. Plas Johnson supplies the smoky tenor saxophone backing while Maxwell Davis contributes the keyboard duties.
Jeff Beck is no stranger to Friday Music. We continue to strive to bring the fans his greatest music ever recorded in both 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and now on remastered compact disc collectors editions…..Jeff Beck Live At B.B. King Blues Club is such a wonderful performance, and this unique session fortunately was captured at this intimate setting. Hearing the Guitar Shop trio once again is a thrilling event to behold as you hear shredder delights like Angel, People Get Ready, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, material from Blow By Blow, There And Back…..he plays them all. SHREDDERS UNITE!
Led by top UK Blues singer and harmonica player Tim Elliott, award winning British Blues band "Blues 'N' Trouble" have forged an international reputation over almost 30 years as a hard driving, good time Blues and Boogie outfit. This five-piece blues band, all members of which were born in Scotland, was formed in the early 80s by Tim Elliott (harmonica/vocals) and John Bruce (guitar). After numerous personnel changes during their formative and semi-professional years, by the middle of the decade they settled into a hard driving and highly regarded band. In the mid-80s, Blues ‘N’ Trouble toured as support band to some visitors from the USA, including Robert Cray, B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins and Junior Wells.
On February 7, 2003, renowned artists across music genres and generations commandeered the stage atNew York City's Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion: the blues. Shared with thousands of fans in attendance, legendary performers from the roots of rock, jazz,and rap joined forces for a once-in-a-lifetime salute to the blues benefit concert whose proceeds went to musical education. Executive produced by Martin Scorcese, produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Antoine Fuqua, LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE captures the night's magic and weaves a history of blues through the juxtaposition of performers, backstage interviews, rehearsals, and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music, from blues royalty like Buddy Guy and B. B. King to theirmusical heirs ranging from John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt to Mos Def and Indie.
B.B. King is not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he's also a natural-born entertainer, and on Live at the Regal the listener is treated to an exhibition of all three of his talents. Over percolating horn hits and rolling shuffles, King treats an enthusiastic audience (at some points, they shriek after he delivers each line) to a collection of some of his greatest hits…