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Monday, April 24, 2006

Playing with his friends

In 1990 U2 released their famous live album "Rattle and Hum" on which they did a song with B.B. King: When Love Come To Town. Not only was this a big hit for U2, but it introduced B.B. King to a whole new generation of music lovers. I for one know for sure that after "Rattle and Hum" it began twice as hard to get ticket to his concerts, and the average age of the audience was cut by half. B.B. King used this renewed attention for his work not only to make a few well received (and sold) albums, but also to bring the blues, in a wider perspective to the attention of this audience. This album from 1993 is a beautiful example of this.
On Blues Summit B.B. King truly plays with his friends! The album is recorded in two weeks on two locations (Memphis, Tn - B.B.'s hometown, and Berkeley, Ca) and contains duets with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, etc, and the playlist contains both very famous blues classics as new, specially written, material.
The album proved to be an 'instant hit' and is one of B.B.'s best sold original albums ever. Perhaps only beaten by "Deuces Wild".

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