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B.B. King's Out-Of-Print Albums Are Getting Re-Issued on Vinyl

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B.B. King’s 90th birthday is this week and his life will be celebrated in a major way.

Geffen Records and Universal Music Enterprises are planning to reissue nine of the blues legend’s early albums that haven’t been available for decades. Recorded in the 1950s and 1960s, these albums include B.B. King Wails (1959) B.B. King Sings Spirituals (1960), The Great B.B. King (1960), King of the Blues (1960), My Kind of Blues (1961), More B.B. King (1961), Easy Listening Blues (1962), Blue in My Heart (1962) and B.B. King [aka The Soul of B.B. King] (1963).

On top of that, two classic live albums will be re-issued on vinyl as well. Live at the Regal, recorded in 1964, and Live in Cook County Jail, recorded in 1970, are considered two of the greatest live blue recordings ever made. They’ll be available on Sept. 18.

Lastly, B.B. King’s Deuces Wild, his duets album, will be released on vinyl for the first time as a double LP gatefold edition. It’ll feature collaborations with D’Angelo, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John and many more. That will be released on Oct. 9.

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