Live at the Regal

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Live at the Regal
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Live album by B. B. King
Released 1965 (LP)
1997 (CD)
Recorded November 21, 1964, Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Blues
Length 34:46
Label ABC, later MCA
Producer Johnny Pate
B. B. King chronology
My Kind of Blues
Live at the Regal
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Live at the Regal is a 1965 live album by blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. It was recorded on November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago. The album is widely heralded as one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded and is #141 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2005, Live at the Regal was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.

Some musicians, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Mark Knopfler, have acknowledged using this album as a primer before performances.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Every Day I Have the Blues"   Memphis Slim 2:38
2. "Sweet Little Angel"   Riley King, Jules Taub 4:12
3. "It's My Own Fault"   John Lee Hooker 3:29
4. "How Blue Can You Get?"   Leonard Feather 3:44
5. "Please Love Me"   King, Taub 3:01
6. "You Upset Me Baby"   King, Taub 2:22
7. "Worry, Worry"   Maxwell Davis, Taub 6:24
8. "Woke Up This Morning (My Baby's Gone)"   King, Taub 1:45
9. "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now"   Joe Josea, King 4:16
10. "Help the Poor"   Charlie Singleton 2:58


  • B.B. King – guitar, vocals
  • Leo Lauchie – bass
  • Duke Jethro – piano
  • Sonny Freeman – drums
  • Bobby Forte, Johnny Board – tenor saxophone


Chart (2014–15) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 75
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 85
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 74
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 96


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 118. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2015-05-23). "ARIA Albums: Hermitude Dark Night Sweet Light Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  5. ^ "B.B. King – Live at the Regal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  6. ^ "BB King | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 2015-05-24.