My Kind of Blues 1: Crown Series

My Kind of Blues 1: Crown Series

  • Record Label: Ace
  • Catalog#: CDCHM 881
  • Country Of Release: NLD
  • Year Of Release: 2003
  • Notes: Crown Series/Incl. 8 Bonus Tr.

Remastered reissue of the blues legend’s classic 1960 album includes eight bonus tracks, ‘Sunny Road’ (prev. unissued), ‘Running Wild’ (prev. unissued), ‘Blues At Sunrise’ (the first song King performed on the radio in 1948 – prev. unissued), ‘Drifting Blues’ (prev. unissued), ‘Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door’ (prev. unissued), ‘Looking The World Over’ (Undubbed Version), ‘Walking Dr. Bill’ (Overdub), & ‘Hold That Train’ (prev. unissued). Ace. 2003.

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3 thoughts on “My Kind of Blues 1: Crown Series

  1. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    BB King – My Kind of Blues, November 11, 2009
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    This review is from: My Kind of Blues 1: Crown Series (Audio CD)
    This is, to my mind, the greatest BB King album. A pretty bold claim (I know), but I recently read BB King’s autobiography, in which he states that this is his favorite album. After checking it out, I can see why he says this: the album is very sparse, relative to his other albums. Mostly, it’s recorded with a backing combo of just bass, drums and piano (and very occasional backing horns) and the result is that it’s the true “essence” of BB King, just him and Lucille with the backing band. On most of his other albums, the production is much more “layered,” with a heavy dose of a “big band” sound, and you just don’t get to hear the man himself and see what he can do when he really stretches out on his guitar. This album is a real rarity and expresses the true essence of his art–if you like BB King, then this is an absolute must-have album.

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  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    A great place to start, November 22, 2008
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    If you are new to BB (there may be some out there), this serves as a primer. If you are a fan of his newer stuff, this serves to show what he sounded like some 40-odd years ago. He sounded great then too !

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  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Small Band BB King, June 4, 2013
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    This 1960 album has a laid-back club feel that features piano up front in the mix. It was the first electric US blues album I heard on vinyl that said that’s the “real deal.” I got to see him in 1976 with a big swinging band with a very funk bass player. What an artist!

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