One Kind Favor - B.B. King
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  • Summary: The blues legend releases his latest album produced by T Bone Burnett.
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  1. Elegiac by intent, the record is awash in poignancy, radiating from the deeply felt guitar and vocal performances of the 83-year-old King and his supporting band (anchored by drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Nathan East and pianist Dr. John) and from the carefully chosen material.
  2. Even if King winds up returning to his familiar slick, star-studded sound somewhere down the line, having an album as earthily elegant as One Kind Favor in his canon provides a fitting coda for one of the great musical careers of the 20th century.
  3. This is his best since his 2000 collaboration with Eric Clapton, "Riding with the King."
  4. The ache, the anger, the elegance and the edge of Mr. King’s blues are undiminished and authentic.
  5. 80
    The result is a rich, easy-rolling album that finds King's fingers still nimble and his megaphone voice barely creaking. [Dec 2008, p.100]
  6. This isn't just B.B. King's best album in years, it's one of the strongest studio sets of his career, standing alongside classics such as "Singin' the Blues" and "Lucille."
  7. This is his best in aeons. [Nov 2008, p.121]

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