BB KING AND ERIC CLAPTON - ATLANTA 1979

May 21, 2015 – 5:27 am

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BB KING AND ERIC CLAPTON
Atlanta 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta, Georgia; April 19, 1979. Fairly to very good soundboard. Clapton with BB King - Talking With the King; SFX Radio; June 18, 2000.

BB KING R.I.P. 1925-2015

Here’s one more for the road. As a bonus, there is a compilation of interview segments done to promote “Riding With the King”.

Thanks to petzi217 for sharing all the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Caledonia 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 102. Sweet Little Angel 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 103. Jam 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 104. Don’t Answer the Door 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 105. You’re Mean 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Why I Sing the Blues 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 107. Outside Help 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 108. Made Your Move Too Soon 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 109. I’m Not Me Without You 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 110. The Thrill is Gone 11:03 (18.6MB)
Track 111. Hold On * 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 112. unknown * 8:29 (14.2MB)
74 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Jam 1 * 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 202. Jam 2 * 8:51 (14.9MB)

SFX Radio; June 18, 2000
Track 203. Interview 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 204. Marry You - Interview 7:39 (12.9MB)
Track 205. Ten Long Years - Interview 7:46 (13.0MB)
Track 206. I Wanna Be - Interview 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 207. Riding With the King - Interview 5:41 (9.5MB)
Track 208. Three O’ Clock Blues - Interview 9:31 (16.0MB)
Track 209. Hold On I’m Coming - Interview 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 210. VH1 Interview - June, 2000 4:03 (6.8MB)
63 mins

* with Eric Clapton and Diana Ross.

Thanks to kingrue who provided this Atlanta setlist:

Caledonia
Sweet Little Angel
BB’s Blues
Don’t Answer The Door
Time Won’t Help You
Why I Sing The Blues
I Got Some Help I Don’t Need
Midnight
Hold On
The Thrill Is Gone
I Just Can’t Leave You Alone
Bell’s Blues
I Got Some Help I Don’t Need
Introductions
Band Outro
Encore Jam

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  1. 14 Responses to “BB KING AND ERIC CLAPTON - ATLANTA 1979”

  2. Steven Sherard trombone
    Edgar Synigal baritone sax
    Calep Emphrey drums
    Phil Blackman keyboards
    Calvin Owens trumpet
    Russell Jackson bass
    John Willie Cook trumpet
    Lonnie LaLanne trumpet

    I make the track listing;

    Caledonia
    Sweet Little Angel
    B.B.’s Blues
    Don’t Answer The Door
    You’re Mean
    Why I Sing The Blues
    I¹ve Got Some Outside Help I Don¹t Need
    Made Your Move Too Soon
    Thrill Is Gone
    Unknown
    Jam 1
    Jam 2

    By Liam NSW on May 21, 2015

  3. on this date bb played the fox theater in atlanta. on that same date eric didnt do a show but he did do a show in atlanta on the 21st. he did shows on the 18th and 20th in knoxville tn and tuscaloosa al respectively. his opening act incidentally on those shows was muddy waters interestingly enough.
    there isnt a set list for bb’s set for the fox th listed at the setlist site. one must wonder if the venue listed here is accurate or if perhaps the date is accurate. could it be a 2nd show on the same date? if so.. why at a different venue?

    By darth on May 21, 2015

  4. darth- did u post these comments just to annoy people? u said that u do that sometimes.

    By barth on May 22, 2015

  5. why should you care glen as long as you don’t have to pay for official releases & are ripping people off loser criminal con boy…?

    By Jerry's Finger on May 22, 2015

  6. BB did indeed play THE GREAT SOUTHEAST MUSIC HALL… that is the same venue that the SEX PISTOLS OPENED their AMERICAN tour at on July 5, 1978.

    I was at The Clapton show at The Omni…and MUDDY WATERS did indeed open for Clapton.

    After the CLAPTON show, we went over to the AGORA BALLROOM here in ATLANTA and saw BLACKFOOT play… it was an early early show on their STRIKES Tour. Ted Nugent was also in town and came out to jam with BLACKFOOT….what a magic evening

    By The Russian Assassin on May 22, 2015

  7. Re: Sex Pistols Atlanta. It was January, not July. I know because I was there. Those knuckleheads wouldn’t have lasted ten minutes of a summer day in Georgia . ;-))

    By Tom L on May 22, 2015

  8. u saying he did indeed play it 36 years later.. isnt good enough for me. i have proof to what i said above. i know that he played the fox theater that nite. its not as if u were at the show that nite. or that u have a ticket stubb. however i did find ticket stubs online for the fox theater that nite.
    the clapton show on the 21st at the omni coliseum isnt the one in question. which btw.. even tho its likely the same set list as most of the shows around that date the actual set list isnt known. but the topic is the date 2 days earlier.

    By darth on May 22, 2015

  9. yes the sex pistols atlanta show in 78 was jan 5th. their first usa concert.
    heres the 58 min show complete audio -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzNMWp7wPmY

    By darth on May 22, 2015

  10. isnt good enough for me. i have proof to what i said

    same old horseshit there`s proof and then there`s darth proof. darth expects us to all believe EVERYTHING he writes but doesn`t reciprocate.

    By dropkick sarge on May 22, 2015

  11. Hot tuna broke up in April 78.

    By niroopa on May 22, 2015

  12. actually hot tuna has been active after 77 again in 83 and then again from 86 thru today. theyve done 100s of gigs and released a number of recordings both old and new. perhaps u might wish to check out their site.
    failing that check out wiki -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Tuna#Current

    By darth on May 22, 2015

  13. Jeff Beck / B/b/King tribute.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=19&v=0isxxmxrCb4

    By sluggo on May 27, 2015

  14. nice…!

    thanks sluggo…good to hear Jeff laid off the techno for the tribute… & good vocals too from Jimmy…!

    By Jerry's Finger on May 28, 2015

  15. The Great Southeast Music Hall moved from the old Broadview Plaza on Piedmont (now the intersection of Sidney Marcus Blvd.) to Brookhaven in the summer/fall of 1978. One of the last shows at the Broadview site was BB King in later June. He had done an 8 and 10 PM show that night, and added a midnight show at the last minute. The management brought in the NightHawks, a DC bar band, famous for the lead singers electric harmonica. to give BB a bit of a rest. King hit the stage about 1.30 AM, and rocked the joint until after 5 AM, playing “3 O’Clock Blues” precisely at 3 AM. The NightHawks joined him for a few songs towards the end. It was brutally hot and the AC went down, but he never loosened his tie, took off his coat or vest. At some point, he praised the crowd and venue, and promised that when they re-opened in their new venue, he would be a first act. Well, he missed the reopening in Brookhaven and when he did make it (the show in April, 1979 refereed above) he brought out Eric Clapton and Diana Ross as ’special guests’ as compensation for not keeping his promise to be there at the reopening. I was at the June show (one of the best shows I’ve ever seen). When he returned in April, a pal who had been part of our group in June (there were about of 10 of us) was a manager at Peaches Records and called me on show-day with an extra ticket. i had plans that night and demurred. One of my few regrets in life……

    By SammyJ on Jan 16, 2016

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