MCA Special Products' Lucille Talks Back is a budget-line compilation that culls ten highlights from B.B. King's recordings for ABC and MCA in the '70s. Many fans are divided in their opinions of this era, since the production and performances were quite slick, but each album has its moments. Some of those moments are on this collection, which seems to have been chosen at random. Those moments may be enough for the budget-minded listener who only wants a sampler of this era, but most collectors and listeners will find either the original albums or more comprehensive compilations preferable to Lucille Talks Back.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine