Lucille

B.B. King

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1
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Blues
Label
Traffic Entertainment
Released
June 30, 2014

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

In 1949, legendary blues guitarist Riley B. King played a dance hall in Arkansas. During a scuffle between two patrons fighting over a woman, a barrel of lit kerosene used to heat the venue was knocked to the ground and set the building ablaze. The show was evacuated, only for King to realize he'd left his Gibson inside, who dove back in to retrieve it. King would later name that first guitar and every forth-coming guitar Lucille, after the woman the two patrons fought over.

Fast-forward to 1968, when B.B. King released the album Lucille and told the story in full on the eponymous title track. Since that time King has owned a slew of other guitars, all of them named Lucille, and has a deep-seated appreciation for each one. As he says on the album's title track: "Ive had many guitars since that first incident, and I always call them Lucille. She's taken me a long way, even brought me some fame...Most of all, shes kept me alive...being able to eat. Lucille represents early B.B. King at his finest. The arrangements are more sparse, raw, and simple. King's own skills with an ES-355 Gibson are on full display, amidst a crew of famed blues session musicians.

Guitars squeal, bass and drums rumble, brass instruments blare, King's powerful vocal howl complements Lucilles winding licks. An important piece of blues history that can't be overlooked.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number TEG74005CD
Barcode 0829357400529
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 64g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Lucille -
2. You Move Me So -
3. Country Girl -
4. No Money, No Luck Blues -
5. I Need Your Love -
6. Rainin' All The Time -
7. I'm With You -
8. Stop Putting The Hurt On Me -
9. Watch Yourself -