My wife’s CDs have gone back-to-back here.
The album does showcase B.B.’s distinctive and highly influential guitar stylings. The wails from Lucille are splendid.
What is curious is the extent to which this not a blues album, but more of a mish mash of some blues classics, some mediocre R&B, and some down right lousy crooning.
I’m presuming this reflects this a particular cut-rate label’s poor (or is it just idiosyncratic?) song selection policy. I can find no decent information on the provenance of this CD beyond it being one in a serious of 90+ in some German label’s Blues Collection.
I haven’t been discouraged from chasing up more from this master (i.e. The Thrill Has [n’t] Gone), but I certainly wouldn’t recommend this compilation.
I can recomend B.B.’s suit in this clip though:
File under: A poor tribute to a well-dressed man