B.B. King – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 (2012) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

B.B. King - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 (2012) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

B.B. King – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 (2012) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 18.6 GB (BD) + 2.60 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Shout! Factory | EU | Cat#: 602527966038 | Genre: Blues

On June 28, 2011, the “King of the Blues” B.B. King played to an adoring sold-out crowd at London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall. It was another unforgettable night in the career of one of the most legendary bluesmen to ever pick up a guitar. Joining the illustrious Mr. King onstage were guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, “songbird extraordinaire” Susan Tedeschi, The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall and former Guns N’ Roses axeman Slash. Continue reading “B.B. King – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 (2012) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]”

B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965) {2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1965) {2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965) {2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (ISO) + 733 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9062 | Genre: Jazz, Blues

B.B. King is not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he’s also a natural-born entertainer, and on Live at the Regal the listener is treated to an exhibition of all three of his talents. Over percolating horn hits and rolling shuffles, King treats an enthusiastic audience (at some points, they shriek after he delivers each line) to a collection of some of his greatest hits. Continue reading “B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965) {2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 855 MB (Hi-Res) + 260 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-235 | Genre: Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

A decent but short (nine songs) late ’60s set, with somewhat sparser production than he’d employ with the beefier arrangements of the “Thrill Is Gone” era. Brass and stinging guitar plays a part on all of the songs, leading off with the eight-minute title track, a spoken narrative about his famous guitar. Continue reading “B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}”

B.B. King – Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King - Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King – Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.05 GB (ISO) + 1.01 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 2.55 GB (FLAC Multichannel) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MCA Records | USA | Cat#: B0000577-26 | Genre: Blues

B.B. King was 77 years old when Reflections was released, which perhaps entitled him to reflect back on the song standards the album contained. Despite advancing age, King had already been unusually busy on the recording front for a septuagenarian, turning out the gold-selling duets album Deuces Wild in 1997, Blues on the Bayou in 1998, Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan in 1999, the double-platinum Riding With the King with Eric Clapton and Makin’ Love Is Good for You in 2000, and the seasonal recording A Christmas Celebration of Hope in 2002. Continue reading “B.B. King – Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King (2000) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King & Eric Clapton - Riding With The King (2000) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King (2000)
{2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 471 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.49 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.11 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ 211 | Genre: Blues Rock

The potential for a collaboration between B.B. King and Eric Clapton is enormous, of course, and the real questions concern how it is organized and executed. This first recorded pairing between the 74-year-old King and the 55-year-old Clapton was put together in the most obvious way: Clapton arranged the session using many of his regular musicians, picked the songs Continue reading “B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King (2000) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King - Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5 GB (CDs) + 655 MB (Book & Box Covers) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music B.V. / Amazon.com Exclusive | EU | Cat#: 0600753384992 | Genre: Blues

Universal’s 2012 box set Ladies & Gentlemen…Mr. B.B. King is hardly the first B.B. King box set — MCA assembled a similar four-disc set called King of the Blues in 1992, Ace had a tremendous four-CD box called The Vintage Years in 2002 that covered his pre-ABC/Paramount recordings (apparently every ten years it’s time for a new B.B. box) — but it certainly is the most ambitious, arriving in two separate career-spanning incarnations. Continue reading “B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}”