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on 12 July 2001
B.B.King has always been recognized as the King of the Blues,and after hearing live in Japan you can see why.All the classic songs are hear and B.B.King shows us his sensational blend of rythm and blues skills on this album.B.B.King shows off his amazing blues techniques with stunning guitar solos,and amazing boogie jams on the previously unreleased tracks,Japanese Boogie,Jamming at Sankei Hall and Hikari #88.The album was recorded in Japan,in 1971 and most of the material is unreleased. B.B.Kings magical fingers glide across the frets of his famous guitar Lucille,and the outcome is a complete blues masterpiece.The scorching blues guitar solos on this album will be enough to show why B.B.King is the King of the Blues,and always will be. The overall summary is a great blues album,with plenty of guitar solos from one of the all time Blues Greats.If you like the blues,then this album comes very highly recommended. Reviewed by......Mark Evans
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on 6 January 2010
A phenomenal show with BB King at his best.
His voice is absolutely majestic, his playing superb (as always), but what sets this album aside is the arrangements that he has for his familiar songs. In 1971, the world was gripped by funk (before the dreaded disco revolution), and his interpretations of his songs reflect this.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a funk album by any means, but the tunes that jam along are simply phenomenal with the syncopated style drumming. The track called "Jamming at Sankei Hall" is a great example of this.
And let's not forget he also sings "Chains and Things" on here too-you won't find that amazing song anywhere on a live album.
In my opinion, this is the best live recording of BB King out there as the clarity of the recording is fantastic as well. Live in Cook County is great, but nowhere near as good as this.
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on 3 February 2010
I completely agree with Bootsy, but I would say this is the best BB King album - full stop. The sound is crystal clear, the energy levels are high, BB King is playing his socks off (much less minimalist than in his later years) and the band is cooking!
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on 17 April 2015
Odd Metallic Flat Tone... to my ear...Others laud it Highly...maybe it 's a 'Grower'....
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on 12 May 2015
Quite possibly the best live Blues album ever recorded.
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on 4 November 2014
drat and double drat.
there is a really soulful instrumental on you tube described as "live in japan" so I bought this
it must have been a different concert
its not on this cd.
its ok as a stocking filler
but a long ways short of essential.
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on 10 January 2010
Not my cup of tea but bought for someone else. Service for purchase was good.
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