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Deuces Wild

B.B. KingAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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listen  1. If You Love Me (Album Version) [feat. Van Morrison] 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Thrill Is Gone (Album Version) [feat. Tracy Chapman] 5:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Rock Me Baby (Album Version) [feat. Eric Clapton] 6:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Please Send Me Someone To Love (Album Version) [feat. Mick Hucknall] 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Baby I Love You (Album Version) [feat. Bonnie Raitt] 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Confessin' The Blues (Album Version) [feat. Marty Stuart] 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss (Album Version) [feat. The Rolling Stones] 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dangerous Mood (Album Version) [feat. Joe Cocker] 4:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Keep It Coming (Album Version) [feat. Heavy D] 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Cryin' Won't Help You Now (Album Version) [feat. Paul Carrack] 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Night Life (1997 Album Version) [feat. Willie Nelson] 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 4, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: November 4, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002P86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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. --Stanley Booth

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album with a few weak tracks February 25, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I got this cd as a gift from my fiancée and I loved it. B.B. King, however aged , seems in shape and at ease in this album of duets. It is , however , strange to hear the opening track of the album, "If You Love Me", not being sung by B.B.King. The song was written by Van Morrison and he sings it, while the old bluesman merely plays guitar, adding no vocals. But it is a beautiful song anyway. The best track are "Rock Me Baby", in which Eric Clapton shares vocals and B.B. share vocals and guitar, "Baby I Love You", in which Bonnie Raitt's slide guitar does a great counterpart with Lucille, "Payin The Cost To Be The Boss", which reminds us that The Rollings Stones DID start off as a blues band, and "Hummingbird", where Dionne Warwick sounds perfectly at home belting out a blues tune. There are other good tracks too, but there were ones that I did not like, such as "The Thrill is Gone", with Tracy Chapman. It is not Tracy's fault. The song is just tired from being included in virtually all of BB King's anthologies and live albums. Another weak track was "Keep It Coming", in which Heavy D and King attempt a bluesy rap but it never catches fire. A track that is not great but not weak either is his duet with Joe Cocker in "Dangerous Mood". Joe is one of the best rock performers alive today, and his participation is worth notice. Well, to sum it up, it is a great album with a few weak tracks. If I were you, I'd purchase the import version which has a few more tracks, including "Let The Good Times Roll", with Zucchero.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tried to hate it, ended up loving it. February 20, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Okay folks . . . take it from me. Buy this album. But please promise me to buy another couple of albums if you like this one, okay?
I don't care if you've new to the blues, have never before heard a BB King song before, or have never seen BB King in concert. This is perhaps the best introduction to the blues as you'll ever hear. From the Rolling Stones to Heavy D, there's something for everybody.
Typically the phrase "something for everybody" means lukewarm acceptance across a wide range of genres. I tried so hard to hate this album, but I just can't help loving it. Every artist here really sounds like they're pouring their best into the recording.
I defy you to tell me Bonnie's not leaning back and gritting her teeth when she plays slide guitar. Tell me that Heavy D wasn't breaking more than his usual room-temperature sweat when BB kicks the track back to him. My money's on Mick Jagger wishing he had some of Keith's alcohol-sodden blood running in his veins when the first few riffs of BB's guitar hits back harder than Mick expected.
Now that you've listened to it, go buy Blues on the Bayou. Then buy a Susan Tedeschi album. Grab some Little Milton too. Oh, and it wouldn't hurt at all to round it out with some Albert King, Ronnie Earl, and maybe some Johnny Lang or Kenny Wayne Shepherd if you're feeling spunky. But overall, shame on you if you don't have any John Lee Hooker!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's fun to play with B.B. January 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This cd again proves that it is great fun to play with B.B. King. The man loves his music and brings out the best in people he performs with. On this cd they are all superb musicians on their own . There are some wonderful duos here. The first cut with Van Morrison If You Love Me is the kind of soulful and moving vocal that Morrison can do so well. Hearing Tracy Chapman do The Thrill is Gone is worth the price of the cd. I could listen to it over and over. There isn't a song on here that's a throwaway. I even enjoy Keep It Coming with Heavy D and Rap is definitely not my thing.
This cd would be a good introduction to the blues. We can see how many of these popular musicians have been influenced and moved by the blues.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A royal flush March 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
B.B. King got to be the King of the Blues for a good reason. He is a phenomenal blues guitarist and a great vocalist to boot. Then you add an incredible presence and charisma and you get the man who is called King. No slight is intended toward Freddie King or Albert King but B.B. is the true king of the blues. This album is filled with great tracks. Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (featuring the Rolling Stones) is one of the highlights for me. I also like the duet of The Thrill is Gone with Tracy Chapman. Bonnie Raitt who also did a fantastic duet with John Lee Hooker in the late 80s shines on Baby I Love You. I could go on forever about what B.B. King means to me but it would take too long. Just do yourself a favor and buy this CD. This is a great celebration of a true American icon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another solid collaborative effort September 28, 2009
By H. Jin
Format:Audio CD
Unlike 'Lucille and Friends', 'Deuces Wild' is a collection of more recently-recorded B.B King duets and collaborations. Once again, there is a mixture of standard blues and roots covers and original songs. If anything, the range of artists and styles present here is even greater than on 'Lucille and Friends', making it a more interesting but perhaps less consistent album.

The best tracks here include takes on 'The Thrill Is Gone' (Tracy Chapman) and 'Rock Me Baby' (Eric Clapton), two songs which were hits for King himself in the distant past. 'Baby I Love You' (Bonnie Raitt), 'Confessing the Blues' (Marty Stuart) and 'Dangerous Mood' (Joe Cocker) are other strong songs. A great rendition of 'Paying The Cost To Be The Boss' with Mick Jagger on vocals is a highlight, 'Night Life' with Willie Nelson provides a surprisingly poignant closer, and 'Keep It Coming' with rapper Heavy D is not quite as embarassing as it might have been. Interestingly, a couple of songs from 'Lucille and Friends' are present in new arrangements, but unfortunately neither 'Hummingbird' (Dionne Warwick) nor 'Let The Good Times Roll' (Zucchero) match the standard of the original versions.

A solid collection that is not quite as strong as 'Lucille And Friends'. The diversity of the collaborators means they don't always gel with B.B., although once again King proves his ability to adapt his singing and playing to many different styles. It's maybe a bit too calculated and over-thought, and lacks some of the spontaneity of the older tracks on 'Lucille...'. It's still a good enough effort, though, and will be of interest to B.B fans old and new.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BB King is the greatest blues artist ever
I could hear this day and night. Great blues by a great artist. I saw him in person, but, the album is greater because it was what used to be.
Published 1 month ago by AMA
4.0 out of 5 stars Still B.B. means better blues .
This is not my favorite release from this great blues artist but it will do.
Published 3 months ago by Jack V. Carlisle
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest duets CDs
B.B. King has put together aq really super duet CD. Deuces Wild iw very enjoyable and most enjoyable! Great Buy!
Published 7 months ago by The Wolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My favorite cd and I'm not a blues fans love the various artist featured on the album . . .
Published 9 months ago by XOXO Gi-Gi
5.0 out of 5 stars breat blues album
I was in a record shop with 4 other guys and this cd was playing over the store speakers. Every one of us went up to the counter, asked what cd was on, and bought it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Anthology of Duets With the King Himself!
I couldn't live without this album. You must listen to the way BB King interacts with other musical legends to appreciate this amazing collection.
Published 15 months ago by Marc Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MASTER!!
B.B. could not have picked better artist's to jam with!!! He only get's better, how is that possible?!!! Read more
Published 16 months ago by pay-it-forward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I was looking for this in my country and I could not find it. Now I have it I recomend listen this great music. It arrived on time and in perfect state.
Published 17 months ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars BB King
Perfect title for a perfect CD. I fell in love with BB almost 12 years ago when I was introduced to the "blues". Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars BB KING
Can't go wrong with BB King! He has some awesome duets with music greats. Nice, smooth, kick-back music that all would enjoy.
Published 22 months ago by Sue
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