Live in Cook County Jail

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Live in Cook County Jail
Live album by
Released1971 (LP)
1987 (CD)
RecordedSeptember 10, 1970
VenueCook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois
GenreBlues, R&B, soul
LabelABC, later MCA
ProducerBill Szymczyk
B.B. King chronology
Indianola Mississippi Seeds
Live in Cook County Jail
B.B. King in London
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Live in Cook County Jail is a 1971 live album by B.B. King recorded in Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois. It spent three weeks at #1 on the Soul Albums chart. The album cover of the original release was textured like prison denim. The album was included at #499 on the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.[3]

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., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 118. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ rs