One of the Greatest Blues Albums Ever Recorded!
Rare Live Album in 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago!
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It was a cold, raw day in traditionally windy Chicago on November 21st, 1964, but hundreds of people found a quick way to warm up! They were the lucky ones who crowed into the Regal Theatre where an old favourite - B.B. King - generated his own brand of heat, via his guitar, his band, and his great blues songs.
"By the mid-sixties, King's career appeared to be winding down, as black audiences began to turn their backs on the blues. But the British blues revival which saw the Rolling Stones making a pilgrimage to Chicago's Chess Studios introduced the blues to young, white American rock fans. Live at the Regal, recorded in Chicago in 1964, paved the way for King's appearances on the rock-concert circuit and FM radio. It remains his definitive live set. His guitar sound was precise and powerful, driving emotional versions of some of his most influential songs, including "Everyday (I Have the Blues)" and "How Blue Can You Get?" - www.rollingstone.com
Playing a week's engagement at the Regal, B.B. fronted his band, singing and playing his guitar in the way that has made him one of the world's great blues singers, and this is a rare recorded "live" performance. There probably isn't a live recording anywhere that contains more spontaneous spectator enthusiasm. B.B. and his band perform the type of material that just naturally creates a dedicated audience.
At this performance, he included some of his fans' old favourites - "Please Love Me", "My Own Fault" and "How Blue Can You Get" - and their cheering reaction indicates the spot B.B. holds in their affection.
Presented at the Regal by disc jockeys Pervis Spann and E. Rodney Jones from Chicago's Radio Station, B.B. was in top form at this performance, and he's probably never sounded better on record. His sensitive feeling for the blues and his keen sense of rhythm create pure excitement.
2-channel Single Layer SACD
Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
1. Every Day I Have the Blues
3. Sweet Little Angel
3. It's My Own Fault
4. How Blue Can You Get
5. Please Love Me
6. You Upset Me Baby
7. Worry, Worry
8. Woke Up This Mornin'
9. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
10. Help the Poor