Live in Cook County Jail

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Live in Cook County Jail
Live album by B.B. King
Released 1971 (LP)
1987 (CD)
Recorded September 10, 1970
Venue Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Blues, R&B, soul
Length 38:47
Label ABC, later MCA
Producer Bill Szymczyk
B.B. King chronology
Indianola Mississippi Seeds
(1970)Indianola Mississippi Seeds1970
Live in Cook County Jail
B.B. King in London
(1971)B.B. King in London1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Live in Cook County Jail is a 1971 live album by B.B. King recorded in Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois. It was ranked as number 499 in the book version of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It spent three weeks at #1 on the Soul Albums chart. The album cover of the original release was textured like prison denim.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introductions" – 1:50
  2. "Every Day I Have the Blues" (Memphis Slim) – 1:43
  3. "How Blue Can You Get?" (Jane Feather, Leonard Feather) – 5:09
  4. "Worry, Worry" (Pluma Davis, Jules Taub) – 9:57
  5. Medley: "3 O'Clock Blues", "Darlin' You Know I Love You" (Lowell Fulson - B. B. King) – 6:15
  6. "Sweet Sixteen" (Joe Josea, King) – 4:20
  7. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins) – 5:31
  8. "Please Accept My Love" (King, Sam Ling) – 4:02


See also[edit]


  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.