Up the Downstair

Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

Show #110: B.B. King at the Madison Blues Festival

March 12th, 2007

This week’s podcast is of a show that I just got a hold of last week. It features blues legend B.B. King.

bb1 Show #110: B.B. King at the Madison Blues Festival
(Photo by Andy Argyrakis.)

King is one of the last remaining blues legends around and, unfortunately, his face is becoming more recognizable in commercials for diabetes treatments than his music. He began recording in the late 1940s and he continues touring to this day. For a good bio, check out his webpage.

This set was recorded here in Madison, Wisconsin on 23 August 2003. The occasion was the now-defunct Madison Blues Festival. This is an excellent audience recording especially considering that it was an outdoor performance.

bb2 Show #110: B.B. King at the Madison Blues Festival
(Photo by Andy Argyrakis.)


A Long Time Ago
Let the Good Times Roll
I’ll Survive
Bad Case of Love
My Life
I Need You So
Early in the Morning
Key to the Highway

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B.B. King

Later on this night, Jeff Beck came out and played on a few songs. Here’s some video of B.B. and Beck doing a song also played here in Madison, “Paying the Cost To Be the Boss”. Not sure where this is form but it was recorded that same summer.

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  3. Show #68: King's X
  4. Madison Early Music Festival
  5. Show #69: King of the Surf Guitar

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