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Rubrik Neu erschienen
Blues - Back to basics
Yau! Die Hammond gospelt ein Intro. Lucille singt mit ihren drei unverkennbaren Gitarren-Tönen. Farewell to Producers!
"But recently I've felt the urge to go back to basics. Maybe it's my age - I'm turning 73 this year - or maybe my conviction that this current band is my best ever. Whatever the reason. I wanted to simplify. And this was my simple idea: Go to a studio and, without a lot of fanfare, cut B.B. King songs with B.B. King's band under B.B. Kings supervision. Well it worked. We went down south. We settled into a secluded state-of-the-art studio in the country outside Lafayette, Louisiana. The setting was kicked back, the feeling was down-home. Me and the fellas had a ball. No one was telling us what to do. No one needed to tell us what to do. After all, this is the band I travel with - play with, live and die with - night after night, 225 nights a year. Found some old B.B. King songs. Wrote some new ones. Got to the studio about 11 AM and recorded till we got tired. Working that way, the record was cut in four days. All live, all real. No overdubs, no high-tech tricks. Just basic blues."
Die ehrlichsten Liner-Notes seit Menschengedenken, der stimmlich und gitarristisch überzeugendste B.B. King seit langem - in dem down-to-earth-Kontext, der ihm womöglich einfach am besten steht! [bs: @@@@]