Starting with the Kent issue of "Rock Me Baby"
Next is United issue "Blues For Me:
Here's another United cassette.. the "Original Folk Blues" album..
Next, a few more of the Kent cassette issues:
Here's an alternate release of the above "Live" album..Upon listening, it sounded to me like applause was simply added to studio tracks.. if anyone has the above album, could you confirm that?
One of the 'Timeless series' BB king issues.. ( a favorite of mine too)
Here's one from 1969 / 1970:
Here's some of his later 80's and 90's cassettes:
Some assorted compilations to lead things out:
Here's the first ABC 'Best of' compilation...
And here's one of those budget 'MCA Special Product' tapes that flooded the market some years ago.. what was really bad about some of them , was that (like this one) they would use the name of an out of print album, but place common tracks on it..
Next, BB's most well known two live albums
Certainly, the first one here (Live at the Regal) is, by anyone's definition, a pure classic.. 100% pure B.B. King, as he sounded in the early 60's
Instrumental..! And on Ace! This is a true treasure, especially to me..
During the very lean years between the early 80's and the late 90's.. blues of any calibre was *Extremely* hard to find.. naturally, the latest BB King albums were available, but, no\t to be too unkind, they weren't really BB at his most fiery best.. Stored sometimes orderd in the occasional import, but almost everything Blues related was Out Of Print (OOP)..
But out of the blue, like a life preserver to an overboard sailor resigned to drowning, companies like Ace Records and Charly R&B appeared.. Slowlly, compilations of stuff that hadn't been issued for 20 years appeared, in awesome sound quality.. Buying an Ace BB King, or a Charly R&B Freddy King,, or Jimmy Reed, was an event! You'd wake up early, take the first bus to the shop that had ordered it in from the UK.. and call your friends over, to listen to it all day,
There was no internet.. and absolutely NO way to access these tracks any other way.. other than the Collector's store, for rare LP's (and that could cost you 20$ PER TRACK! for a rare album..
Nope , this was it.
This album bel;ow, came out in the middle of the import boom.. in 1986...
It's still priceless...;-)
All for now...Cheers!