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Blues On the Bayou

Making his producing debut, B.B. King summons a slow-rising, down-home aroma, like bacon and grits in the morning. Blues on the Bayou is all standard fare for the Delta blues king, but what really invigorates this 15-track set is rollicking instrumentals like ”Blues Boys Tune,” ”Blues We Like,” and ”If That Ain’t It I Quit.” Of course, King’s tremulous, church-deacon voice caroling between (Lucille’s) high-tone twangs is always a thrill. B+

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