B.B. King

Everyday I Have the Blues [Planet Entertainment]

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No information is provided about the source of the recordings on this disc, but aural evidence suggests airchecks from the '50s as the most likely source for most of them. The tracks sometimes have an informality consistent with radio, and there are occasional introductions and spoken remarks from King, and occasional applause. He essays such familiar tunes as the title track, "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" and "Sweet Sixteen" (prefaced by the studio-like comment, "take one") as effectively as he usually does. Sound quality is adequate, with surface noise sometimes very audible, suggesting transcription discs as the primary mastering origin. This album of odds and ends should be considered an inessential addition to a B.B. King collection.