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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two great albums for the price of one, 9 Aug 2001
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This review is from: Double Bill (Audio CD)
This latest package from these old rockers is nothing short of fantastic. With this many great musicians to call on Bill Wyman has produced this double album that should appeal to all the old Stone's, blues and rock 'n' roll fans alike. I've now started back tracking to pick up the earlier CD's by Bill and the boys
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY good, but "single Bill" would have made 5 stars, 4 Jun 2001
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Practically everything that can be said about this album is already in Amazon's own review. The album is a joy to listen to and almost all the tracks are great foot-tappin'stuff. In Bill Wyman's own words, he spent hours ("hours?") selecting the songs. Makes you wonder what he might have come up with if he had spent a few days. As it is, a few minutes' further selection, eliminating the nice-but-not-truly-great songs and getting the number down to a one cd-level might have produced an even greater cd. But then this selection process might well have meant scrapping a few of his own lead-vocalizing efforts which is of course never easy. Rumour has it that there is a (hard tot get) cd on the market called "Bootleg Kings" containing concert recordings that have been called 'steaming'. Perhaps a little of that steam might be allowed to rub off on the Rhytm King's next studio effort, because rarely if ever are the soloists allowed to divert from the safe and often brief solo-arrangements. But let's not get too critical: the songs and the renderings are on average way above what you will get anywhere else and this is an album to listen to over and over again.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic and Brilliant, 26 May 2001
This review is from: Double Bill (Audio CD)
Bill's fourth Rhythm Kings album to date and by far his best. It is a brilliant and eclectic mix of music, that only a band with such talent in depth could pull off. From the beauty of George Harrison's guitar solo on Love letters to the wit of My Handy Man to the exhuberance of The Joint is Jumping there is not a bad track, and a number of brilliant ones! It's the sort of album that you can play whatever your mood, it will fit. Great songs, great musicians and great playing = Bill's Double Bill. Try and catch them on tour, they are fantastic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double value from double top Double Bill, 6 April 2010
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R. F. Stevens "richard23491" (Ickenham UK) - See all my reviews
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Here is a collection of favourites played by enthusiasts having a good time. And we are privileged to be able to enjoy listening to them again and again. It is obvious that the numbers have previously been played live at gigs because the sound is so tight and yet joyously spontaneous.

The sound is rooted in the blues, with strong flavourings of rock and roll and jazz. Some of my favourites include 'Long Walk to DC', 'Boogie Woogie All Night Long', 'My Handy Man', 'Rollin' & Stumblin''. All the usual crew are featured, and I'm always impressed by their skills, because the superb recording quality allows one to identify everyone playing (if so inclined) or to just wallow in the soundscape.

None of these tracks are on the earlier three CDs, Struttin' Our Stuff, Anyway the Wind Blows, Groovin' or the later Just for a Thrill. However, the later live concert recordings, available from Bill Wyman's website as the Bootleg Kings, are collected together in a double CD Jump Jive and Wail and those are almost all live and enhanced repeats of material on the first five CDs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bill Wyman at his best, 30 Nov 2011
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Steven Reid (aberdeen. Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Really good double album from the Rythem Kings, saw them recently live but I think this is some of there older stuff and maybe
a different line up , but Albert Lee`s guitar is still there, I can`t say there is a bad track, if you you like bluesey rock
jazz then get this album
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun to listen, 19 April 2014
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R. D. Barr "Bob Barr" (England) - See all my reviews
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There's little on this set which is memorable, but it's all pleasant, good fun and performed with flair Good party music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD., 7 April 2014
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Great fan of this band. A great tribute to their talent and entertainment ability. A must for any blues fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album., 25 Aug 2013
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I've played and played this since I had it and it's excellent. Just been to see them too and will be buying more. So nice to hear music made by people just having fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Founded in 1997, 15 Mar 2013
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The albums made by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings are not only a vast improvement on the 2 under his own solo name for the Rolling Stones label but are head and shoulders above all the Stones' albums made since 1974.
Though Wyman was only the bass player who had written only one song (In Another Land)and was only heard on one vocal (Jiving Sister Annie) in the Stones years there are 3 vocals here the rest divided between Georgie Fame,Gary Brooker,Andy Fairweather Lowe,Albert Lee and the female bvs the catalyst for the Rhythm Kings' albums was Willie & the Poorboys (which is also on video)
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