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on 14 July 2002
I listened to this on the way to see BB King, and a smile didn't leave my face once on the way up or on the way back home.
The man's voice is absolutely magical - emotion, talent, and experience all combined in spades. The first track sets the scene, and from then on it just continues; the style and sophistication of 'We're gonna make it' is just one example of what a great musician this man is. And that's even before you consider the strength and depth of his band, and the awesome material that they play - music combined with the traditional live humour of a BB King concert.
Robert Cray's appearance is excellent, and some of the female singers just blow me away. There's only one bad song (sadly featuring the late great John Lee Hooker), and even that fails to detract from the sheer class act that is BB King and his band. The rest of the album is exemplary...
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 22 November 2014
Albums that assemble a cast of thousands, all of whom are purported to be friends of the artist can generally be counted upon to be turkeys of the first order. What sounds like a marketing master ploy in reality sounds deeply shallow and disappointing.'Blues Summit' is the exception to the foregoing rule. Twelve tracks of BB's patented soulful blues, even without the likes of Robert Cray,Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker would still be a proposition worth parting money for, with them, this disc represents seriously good entertainment.

BB King is obviously enjoying himself here, energized by no doubt by the competition offered by his dueting partners. 'You're The Boss' with Ruth Brown sounds like fun but what about 'You Shook Me' with John Lee Hooker and the stand out 'Call It Stormy Monday' with guitar slinger Albert Collins? My favourite however has to be 'I Gotta Move Out of This Neighborhood', featuring some sweet guitar from BB and an angst ridden vocal that suggests the great man can still turn in a heart -felt performance when it matters.

Yes its a great album. No dud tracks but plenty of inspiration and enjoyment on offer. Recommended.
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on 23 July 2014
This is from 1993 . By then , BB had his bus pass but , with two football teams worth of children and a gambling habit to support , he had to keep working . Apart from one track , the album consists of duets with the creme de la creme of the blues world - Robert Cray , Katie Webster , Buddy Guy , John Lee Hooker , Koko Taylor , Etta James , Lowell Fulson , Albert Collins , Ruth Brown , Irma Thomas and Joe Louis Walker . I would dry those lips you were wetting because it all falls a little bit flat . Like many a celebrity project , it never really gets off the ground . Definitely considerably less than the sum of it's parts .
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on 2 July 2013
Excellent cd!! Recommended. A really good selection of music. This is an amazing album - a 'must-have' collection of brilliant songs spanning the years of quality music
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on 11 January 2016
Great CD. The duet with Etta James alone is worth the price. Highly recommend.
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