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The Soul of the King

The BB King Blues Band

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Irene Irene (feat. Russell Jackson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
The BB King Blues Band; Russell Jackson; Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sweet Little Angel (feat. Kenny Neal)
The BB King Blues Band; Kenny Neal
There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (feat. Diunna Greenleaf, Eric Demmer)
The BB King Blues Band; Diunna Greenleaf; Eric Demmer
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (feat. Mary Griffin, Taj Mahal, Eric Demmer)
The BB King Blues Band; Mary Griffin; Taj Mahal; Eric Demmer
Low Down (feat. Russell Jackson, Lamar Boulet, Kirk Joseph)
The BB King Blues Band; Russell Jackson; Lamar Boulet; Kirk Joseph
She's the One (feat. Eric Demmer)
The BB King Blues Band; Eric Demmer
Taking Care of Business (feat. Russell Jackson, James "Boogaloo" Bolden, John Del Toro Richardson, Wilbert Crosby, Eric Demmer)
The BB King Blues Band; Russell Jackson; James "Boogaloo" Bolden; John Del Toro Richardson; Wilbert Crosby; Eric Demmer
Becoming the Blues (feat. Russell Jackson, Diunna Greenleaf, Kenny Neal, Will Crosby)
The BB King Blues Band; Russell Jackson; Diunna Greenleaf; Kenny Neal; Will Crosby
Hey There Pretty Woman (feat. James "Boogaloo" Bolden, Eric Demmer)
The BB King Blues Band; James "Boogaloo" Bolden; Eric Demmer
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (feat. James "Boogaloo" Bolden, Darrell Davigne)
The BB King Blues Band; James "Boogaloo" Bolden; Darrell Davigne
Regal Blues (A Tribute to the King / feat. Joe Louis Walker)
The BB King Blues Band; Joe Louis Walker
Pocket Full of Money (feat. James "Boogaloo" Bolden, Lamar Boulet)
The BB King Blues Band; James "Boogaloo" Bolden; Lamar Boulet
The Thrill is Gone (feat. Michael Lee)
The BB King Blues Band; Michael Lee
Total Playing Time    59:27
In modern times, most musicians shrink from the challenge of covering King’s material, wary of being hopelessly exposed as they strain to capture the soul. But as the King’s faithful sidemen, this band of blues lifers have his music under their fingernails, and during sessions at Hollywood’s Paramount Recording Studios and Houston’s Lucky Run Studios, their performances soared.

“After being with B.B. for 35 years,” says producer Terry Harvey, “this band lives and breathes his music. It has become a part of them.”

They might have an illustrious history, but The Soul Of The King reminds us that The B.B. King Blues Band are a lineup moving forward, writing a love-letter to their fallen leader while staking their own claim in the modern era. “When we started this album, we wanted to let the world know the B.B. King Band is live and well,” explains Harvey. “And that we are continuing B.B.’s musical legacy…”
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ruf Records Studio Masters

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