Deuces Wild CD (1997)

Artist: B.B. King

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B.B. is the KING of the blues

by J.R. Cook on 5/10/1999

If you are thinking of getting this CD, think no more. It is most defintly a good choice. B.B. is sounding as good as ever, and you can tell by listening to it that he is enjoying his work here with others. One of my favorite songs is the one he does with Read More

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Uni/mca
SKU 60141240
UPC 008811171124
UPC 14 00008811171124
Format CD
Release Date 11/4/1997
Links
Author B.B. King
Compilation Appearance Happy Anniversary Charlie Brow
Compilation Appearance Rhythm Country & Blues
Compilation Appearance Thelma & Louise
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Best Blues Album In The World.
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance American Roots Music
Compilation Appearance Best Of The Blues (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Deluxe Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance 20th Century Masters Best Of
Compilation Appearance Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Compilation Appearance Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Compilation Appearance Pure Blues
Compilation Appearance Anthology (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Gold:blues
Compilation Appearance Milk Cow Blues
Compilation Appearance Last Man Standing
Compilation Appearance Gold:crusaders
Compilation Appearance Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Compilation Appearance Best Of Van Morrison Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Compilation Appearance Complete Clapton
Compilation Appearance Jimi Hendrix Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Shepherd Kenny Wayne-Ten Days Out
Compilation Appearance Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]
Compilation Appearance Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance All Time Gospel Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Smooth Soul
Compilation Appearance Sun 60Th Anniversary
Compilation Appearance All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Compilation Appearance Legends Of Rock N Roll
Compilation Appearance Mod Jazz And Then Some
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life 1954
Compilation Appearance Duane Allman's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Compilation Appearance Great 1 R&b Hits Of The 1950's
Compilation Appearance Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1964:ro
Compilation Appearance Unlock The Lock:kent Records Story 19
Compilation Appearance Big Blues Extravaganza The Best Of Au
Compilation Appearance Guitar Heroes Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Memphis Blues
Compilation Appearance Genius Loves Company
Compilation Appearance Speak Easy:rpm Records Vol 2 54-57
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Rough Guide To The Blues
Compilation Appearance Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Compilation Appearance 6 String Theory
Compilation Appearance Putumayo Presents: American Blues
Compilation Appearance Blue Moo
Compilation Appearance Forever Man
Compilation Appearance Forever Man
Compilation Appearance Living Proof
Associated Artist/Work BB King
Associated Artist/Work Berry, Chuck
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Lord-Alge; Ron Black; Joe McGrath; Steve Holroyd
Producer Chris Lord-Alge; John Porter
CatalogID 11711
Lable Name MCA (USA)
Released 11/04/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811171124
Musical Guests
Van Morrison
Tracy Chapman
Eric Clapton
Bonnie Raitt
D'Angelo
Dr. John
Heavy D
Marty Stuart
David Gilmour
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: B.B. King (guitar); Sid Page (conductor); Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ); Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Marty Stuart (vocals, guitar, David Gilmour); Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Mick Hucknall, Dr. John, D'Angelo, Joe Cocker, Heavy D, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson (vocals); Keith Richards, Ron Wood (guitar); Bruce Dukov, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Norman Hughes, Tamara Hatwan, Kenneth Yerke, Andrea Byers (violins); Robert Becker (viola); Larry Colbert, Marston Smith, Dane Little, Martin Tillman, Miles Tackett (cello); Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone); Brian Murray (trumpet); Jools Holland (piano); Leon Pendarvis (keyboards); Tommy Eyre (keyboards); Pino Palladino (bass); Andy Newmark, Charlie Watts (drums).
DEUCES WILD was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
Personnel: B.B. King (guitar); Mick Jagger (vocals, harmonica); Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboards); David Gilmour, Dean Parks, Eric Clapton, Hugh McCracken, Lee Schell, Johnny Lee Schell, Keith Richards, Marty Stuart, Michael Landau, Neil Hubbard, Randy Jacobs, Ron Wood, Bonnie Raitt (guitar); Ken Yerke, Tamara Hatwan, Andrea Byers, Norm Hughes, Sid Page, Bruce Dukov, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian (violin); Robert Becker (viola); Larry Colbert, Martin Tillman, Dane Little, Marston Smith, Miles Om Tackett (cello); Mickey Rafael (harmonica); Joe Saulsbury, Jr., Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone); Carl Blouin (baritone saxophone); Brian Murray, Darrell Leonard, Jamil Sharif (trumpet); Daniel Kelley , Yvonne S. Moriarty, Kurt Snyder, Daniel Kelly (French horn); Tommy Eyre (piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Jon Cleary (piano, Wurlitzer organ); Chris Stainton (piano, keyboards); Jools Holland (piano); Leon Pendarvis (organ); D'Angelo, Bill Payne (keyboards); Tony Braunagel (drums, percussion); Steve Jordan , Jim Keltner, Kenny Aronoff , Andy Newmark, Charlie Watts (drums); Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Simon Climie, Paul Waller (programming); Terrence Forsythe, Vincent Bonham, Sir Harry Bowens (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Joe McGrath.
Recording information: Cherokee Rec; Cherokee Recording St; Conway Studio, Hollywood, CA; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sound Castle Studios, Silverlake, CA; Westside Studios, London, England.
Photographers: Chris Taylor; Ron Keith; Daniel Root; Michael Wilson ; Kevin Mazur; Kevin Westenberg; Paul Cox; Timothy Duffy.
Unknown Contributor Role: Tisha Fein.
Arrangers: Darrell Leonard; Phillip Marshall; Wardell Quezergue.
You can't move an inch without tripping over a superstar on this album of celebrity duets. On DEUCES WILD, B. B. looks beyond the blues world to collaborate with such unlikely folks as Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, and even rapper Heavy D. On newly recorded versions of classic B.B. numbers such as "The Thrill Is Gone" (with Tracy Chapman) and "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss" (with the Rolling Stones), the legendary blues guitarslinger reinvents his own material to accommodate his famous pals, whose respect for King and enthusiasm for this project are apparent on each track. Most effective are the tunes that find B.B. paired up with veteran blues belters like Joe Cocker ("Dangerous Mood") and Van Morrison ("If You Love Me").
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (2/98, p.59) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "Every so often, the venerable Mr. King records with various pop stars: [DEUCES WILD] finds him entertaining with characteristic warmth and sincerity on a program mixing old favorites and new tunes..."
Disc 1
1 If You Love Me
2 Thrill Is Gone, The
3 Rock Me Baby
4 Please Send Me Someone to Love
5 Baby I Love You
6 Ain't Nobody Home
7 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
8 Confessin' the Blues
9 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
10 Dangerous Mood
11 Keep It Coming
12 Crying Won't Help You
13 Night Life
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