CHRONICLES contains: LIVE AT THE REGAL (1964)/BLUES IS KING (1967)/LIVE IN COOK COUNTY JAIL (1971).
Personnel: B.B. King (vocals, guitar); B.B. King; Ken Sands, Kenny Sands (trumpet); Leo Lauchie, Wilbert Freeman, Louis Satterfield (bass instrument); Booker Walker (alto saxophone); Johnny Board, Louis Hubert, Bobby Forte (tenor saxophone); John Browning (trumpet); Duke Jethro (piano, organ); Ron Levy (piano); Sonny Freeman (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Geoffrey Harding; Dick Shurman; Geoffrey Harding; Rick Ward; Stanley Dance.
Introduction by: Pervis Spann.
Photographers: Ray Flerlage; Chester Sheard.
Arrangers: Johnny Pate; B.B. King.
In 2005 MCA/Universal repackaged B.B. King's greatest live albums -- Live at the Regal, Blues Is King and Live in Cook County Jail -- as a three-CD box set. It's not a bad way to acquire the albums if you don't already own them, but there are no bonus tracks or new packaging or remastering, which means it's of marginal interest to hardcore collectors. ~ Al Campbell