B.B. King records ‘Live in Cook County Jail’ in Chicago, Illinois (1970)

B.B. King‘s ‘Live in Cook County Jail’ is a live album recorded on September 10, 1970 in Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois and released In 1971 By Mca.


B.B. King records ‘Live in Cook County Jail’ in Chicago, Illinois (1970)

1 . Sweet Sixteen (1970)

2 . Thrill Is Gone (November 25, 1971)

3 . Darlin’ You Know I Love You (Live)

Track Listing : 1.Introductions – 01:50 . 2.Every Day I Have The Blues (Memphis Slim) – 01:43 . 3.How Blue Can You Get? (Jane Feather, Leonard Feather) – 05:09 . 4.Worry, Worry (Pluma Davis, Jules Taub) – 09:57 . 5.Medley: 3 O’Clock Blues, Darlin’ You Know I Love You – 6:15 . 6.Sweet Sixteen (Joe Josea, B.B. King) – 04:20 . 7.The Thrill Is Gone (Darnell, Roy Hawkins) – 05:31 . 8.Please Accept My Love (B.B. King, Sam Ling) – 04:02

Musicians : B.B. King – Guitar, Vocals . Wilbert Freeman – Bass . Sonny Freeman – Drums . John Browning – Trumpet . Louis Hubert – Tenor Saxophone . Booker Walker – Alto Saxophone . Ron Levy – Piano

Production : Produced By Bill Szymczyk Aaron Baron – Engineer

Recorded On September 10, 1970 At Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois.

Released In 1971 By Mca.

(Source B.B. King – Live in Cook County Jail | The Official Website of the King of the Blues, B.B. King)

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Rolling Stone
With the assistance of his young producer, Bill Szymczyk, he has found an attractive middle ground in which he has continued to grow artistically without giving up any of the body and soul that made his music so great in the first place. […]

“If anybody had the blues, it was those people incarcerated. And B.B. really felt compassion for these guys,” said Levy. “And let’s face it, a lot of the people who are incarcerated, they were in his audience at one point or another.” […]

All About Jazz
Live in Cook County Jail is comfortable extension of not the sound of the Chicago blues, but rather that forged by T-Bone Walker, whose sparse and exact […]


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