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Deuces Wild
B. B. King

MCA Records MCAD-31361
(Released 1997)

  1. If You Love Me - (with Van Morrison)
  2. Thrill Is Gone, The - (with Tracy Chapman)
  3. Rock Me Baby - (with Eric Clapton)
  4. Please Send Me Someone To Love - (with Mick Hucknall)
  5. Baby I Love You - (with Bonnie Raitt)
  6. Ain't Nobody Home - (with D'Angelo)
  7. There Must Be A Better World Somewhere - (with Dr. John)
  8. 8. Confessin' The Blues - (with Marty Stuart)
  9. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss - (with The Rolling Stones)
  10. Dangerous Mood - (with Joe Cocker)
  11. Keep It Coming - (with Heavy D.)
  12. Cryin' Won't Help You - (with David Gilmour/Paul Carrack)
  13. Night Life - (with Willie Nelson)

Musicians: (See above)

Review by Stanley Booth:
B.B. King, probably the most celebrated living blues player, has come a long way from Itta Bena, Mississippi, and this CD illustrates just how far. A series of guest shots by such artists as Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Mick Hucknall, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Marty Stuart, the Rolling Stones, and Willie Nelson, Deuces Wild is far removed from the blues King played in the '40s and '50s. It's more like psychodrama, especially in the case of the Cocker track, "Dangerous Mood." Nobody here, celebrity notwithstanding, is just going through the motions. The album's crass concept is redeemed by, among others, drummers Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, and Charlie Watts. Although it's an overblown international project with no affinity for the meaning of the blues, the players and their love for the music triumph.

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