Blues Summit

Blues Summit

by B.B. King


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On this release, King comes close to equaling his past triumphs on small independent labels in the '50s and '60s. He's ditched the psuedo-hip production fodder and cut a 12-song set matching him with blues peers. His duets with Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Albert Collins are especially worthy, while the songs with Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, and Irma Thomas have some good-natured banter and exchanges, as well as tasty vocals. The master gives willing pupils Joe Louis Walker and Robert Cray valuable lessons on their collaborations. There's also a medley in which King invokes the spirit of his chitlin circuit days, taking the vocal spotlight while his Orchestra roars along underneath.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1993
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811071028
catalogNumber: 10710
Rank: 56901

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Robert Cray   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lowell Fulson   Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Track Performer
John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals
Etta James   Track Performer
Koko Taylor   Track Performer
Joe Louis Walker   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Katie Webster   Track Performer
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Irma Thomas   Track Performer
Ruth Brown   Track Performer
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
James Bolden   Trumpet
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Tony Coleman   Percussion
Richard Cousins   Bass
Tim Devine   Horn
Walter King   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Lewis   Horn
Henry Oden   Bass
Antoine Salley   Percussion
James Toney   Keyboards
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Nancy Wright   Saxophone
Mike Eppley   Keyboards
Jim Pugh   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Eric Thompson   Engineer
Vincent Cirilli   Engineer
Denny Diante   Producer
Tom Harding   Engineer
Walter King   Director,Horn Arrangements
Andy McKaie   Liner Notes
Jeff Powell   Engineer
Sidney Seidenberg   Executive Producer
Dennis Walker   Producer
Gil Morales   Engineer

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