|Blues Is King|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||November 5, 1966|
|Venue||International Club, Chicago|
|Producer||Johnny Pate, Louis Zito|
|B.B. King chronology|
Blues Is King is a live album by blues musician, B.B. King. It was recorded in Chicago in 1966 and released by the BluesWay label in 1967.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings|||
A staff review by AllMusic commented:
By 1967, King had refined his singing and guitar style (which were always intertwined) to a fine point. What was just beginning to emerge during this period was King the showman, the singer with a story to tell his audience; sometimes a sad story, sometimes an angry one, occasionally even a downright mean one. Nowhere was this more apparent than in live performance. Here he's captured in concert in Chicago, home of the blues and the ideal place to testify to the congregation ... B.B. lets his audience in on the ups and downs of romance in no uncertain terms, both through his impassioned vocals and characteristically stinging guitar. The effect is both cathartic and awe-inspiring.
The album title also influenced the Marshall Crenshaw song of the same name.
Details are taken from the original BluesWay LP and may differ from other sources.