B.B. King, Lucille Talks Back (1975)
I don’t know if this is actually any good – but I like it (and that’s what matters, right?) I was turned onto the music of B.B. King by my mum. She had some cool old blues records, mostly compilations, but great tracks, great artists. A fine starter-kit of sorts. Enough to get (and keep) me interested. Then I bought some cheap B.B. King compilation tapes. And I was away. The great live albums are the ones I care about most these days but I have a soft spot for this because it was (I think?) the very first B.B. King record I bought. Certainly one of the very first anyway. And I used to play it a lot – then I gave it to someone on a long-term loan. And now it’s back in the fold. And I welcomed it in, gave it a whirl again, still liked it enough. Not because there’s anything amazing there, just that wee whirl of nostalgia that lights up when a record goes on the turntable sometimes (a lot of the time – unless it’s a brand new LP). I reckon I paid no more than $3 for this LP – and I’ve certainly got more than my money’s worth from it.
Sample Track: Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
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