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

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Product Overview


Label Uni/mca
SKU 60141240
UPC 008811171124
UPC 14 00008811171124
Format CD
Release Date 11/4/1997
Author B.B. King
Compilation Appearance Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Associated Artist/Work BB King
Associated Artist/Work Berry, Chuck
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Associated Artist/Work Brown, James
Associated Artist/Work Brubeck, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Clapton, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Danger Danger
Associated Artist/Work Ears, Rabbit
Associated Artist/Work Hooker, John Lee
Associated Artist/Work Naruyoshi, Kikachi
Associated Artist/Work Rabbit Ears
Associated Artist/Work Santana
Associated Artist/Work Schuur, Diane
Associated Artist/Work Waters, Muddy
Associated Artist/Work Webster, Ben
Associated Artist/Work Williamson, Sonny Boy
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Lord-Alge; Ron Black; Joe McGrath; Steve Holroyd
Producer Chris Lord-Alge; John Porter
CatalogID 11711
Lable Name MCA
Released 11/04/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811171124
Musical Guests
Van Morrison
Tracy Chapman
Eric Clapton
Bonnie Raitt
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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