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B.B. King: Live at the Apollo

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Personnel: B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Jeff Clayton, Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone); Plas Johnson, Ralph Moore, Gary Smulyan (tenor saxophone); James Morrison, Joe Mossello, Glen Drews, Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); George Bohanon, Robin Eubanks, Paul Faulies, Urbie Green (trombone); Gene Harris (piano); Ray Brown (bass); Harold Jones (drums).

Producers: Carl Griffin, Josiah Gluck, Sidney A. Seidenberg.

Recorded live at the Apollo Theater, New York, New York on November 10, 1990. Includes liner notes by Andrew Whist.

LIVE AT THE APOLLO is a straight reissue of a famed 1990 recording by blues guitar master B.B. King at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater. Opening with a gospel-tinged take on U2's "When Love Comes To Town," the set features nine of King's most beloved songs, including his signature song, "The Thrill Is Gone." Backed by an 18-piece big band, King sings and plays at his most impassioned throughout. Though it contains no new material, the 2008 reissue is remastered.


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