Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild

by B.B. King


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This is B.B.'s celebrity duet album, and a straight-ahead blues album this is not. But longtime fans who are aware of King's genre-stretching capabilities will find much to savor here. Kicking off with B.B. playing some beautiful fills and solo work behind Van Morrison on "If You Love Me," the superstars start lining up to jam with the King, with Tracy Chapman ("The Thrill Is Gone"), Eric Clapton (a funkified "Rock Me Baby"), the Rolling Stones ("Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," with a fine harp solo from Mick Jagger), Willie Nelson (his "Nightlife," long a standard in B.B.'s set list), Bonnie Raitt ("Baby I Love You"), and Marty Stuart ("Confessin' the Blues") all turning in fine efforts. The only clinker aboard here is an ill-advised attempt to make a rap record with Heavy D, the execrable "Keep It Coming."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/1997
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811171124
catalogNumber: 11711

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist,Guitar
Marty Stuart   Guitar,Track Performer
Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Paul Carrack   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Tracy Chapman   Track Performer
Joe Cocker   Track Performer
Dr. John   Track Performer
Jools Holland   Piano
Mick Jagger   Harmonica,Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Guitar,Track Performer
Rolling Stones   Track Performer
Ronnie Wood   Guitar
Charlie Watts   Drums
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Jim Keltner   Drums
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Brian Murray   Trumpet
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Robert Becker   Viola
Carl Blouin   Baritone Saxophone
Vincent Bonham   Background Vocals
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Tony Braunagel   Percussion,Drums
Andrea Byers   Violin
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Track Performer
Jon Cleary   Piano,Wurlitzer
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
D'Angelo   Keyboards,Track Performer
Tommy Eyre   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
David Gilmour   Guitar,Track Performer
Neil Hubbard   Guitar
Mick Hucknall   Track Performer
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Darryl Jones   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet
Dane Little   Cello
Phillip Marshall   Conductor
Reggie McBride   Bass
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Van Morrison   Track Performer
Yvonne S. Moriarty   French Horn
Andy Newmark   Drums
Pino Palladino   Bass
Dean Parks   Guitar
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Leon Pendarvis   Organ
Wardell Quezergue   Conductor
Mickey Rafael   Harmonica
Keith Richards   Guitar
Joe Saulsbury   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Lee Schell   Guitar
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet
Marston Smith   Cello
Kurt Snyder   French Horn
Chris Stainton   Piano,Keyboards
Joe Sublett   Tenor Saxophone
Miles Om Tackett   Cello
Martin Tillman   Cello
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Hammond Organ
Ken Yerke   Violin
Randy Jacobs   Guitar
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Terrence Forsythe   Background Vocals
Norm Hughes   Violin
Daniel Kelly   French Horn
Lee Schell   Guitar
Larry Colbert   Cello
Steve Jordan   Drums
Heavy D   Track Performer
Tamara Hatwan   Violin

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Chris Lord-Alge   Producer,Engineer
Walt Breeland   Composer
Paul Buskirk   Composer
Simon Climie   Programming
Steve Holroyd   Engineer
B.B. King   Composer
Darrell Leonard   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Phillip Marshall   Arranger,String Arrangements
Joe McGrath   Engineer
Candy Parton   Composer
John Porter   Producer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Sidney Seidenberg   Executive Producer
Keb' Mo'   Composer
Ron Black   Engineer
Paul Waller   Programming
Tisha Fein   Contributor
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer

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