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Reaching new heights

Blues Summitt
Blues Summit
By B.B. King

MCA Records: 1993

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This review first appeared in the August 6, 1993 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

This is the all-star blues album to end all blues albums. B.B. King, senior statesman for the blues, is joined on duets by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor and more.

The best part of what is a ridiculous smorgasbord of riches is the sound of absolute fun that shines through. The musicians sure seemed to have been having a gas, and it is readily apparent in their performances.

As strong a career as King has had, as many tremendous albums as he has released over the past 35 years, this may be the best one yet. The song selection was spot-on perfect, and the recording quality is state of the art.