Live at the Greek Theatre (Joe Bonamassa album)

Live at the Greek Theatre is the fourteenth live album by American blues rock musician Joe Bonamassa. The album was recorded on August 29, 2015 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and released by J&R Adventures on Blu-ray, DVD and CD on September 23, 2016.

Live at the Greek Theatre
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2016
RecordedAugust 29, 2015
GenreBlues rock
Length118:59
LabelProvogue Records
J&R Records/Fontana
ProducerKevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Blues of Desperation
(2016)
Live at the Greek Theatre
(2016)

This album is a tribute to the "three Kings" : Freddie King (songs 1 to 6 of CD 1 and 8 of CD 2), Albert King (songs 7 to 11 of CD 1 and 1 and 9 of CD 2) and especially BB King (Songs 1 to 7 and 10 and 11 of CD 2), who was a mentor for young Bonamassa.

The Live at the Greek Theater album art was done by rock artist Jim Evans a.k.a. TAZ, who collaborated with Producer Kevin Shirley. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums.

Track listingEdit

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."See See Baby"Freddie King, Sonny Thompson3:17
2."Some Other Day, Some Other Time"Freddie King, Sonny Thompson4:01
3."Lonesome Whistle Blues"Alan Moore, Elson Teat, Rudy Toombs4:21
4."Sittin' On The Boat Dock"Freddie King, Sonny Thompson4:12
5."You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling"Tampa Red a.k.a. Hudson Whittaker5:32
6."Going Down"Don Nix6:13
7."I'll Play The Blues For You"Jerry Beach6:56
8."I Get Evil"Tampa Red4:17
9."Breaking Up Somebody's Home"Al Jackson Jr. Timothy Matthews8:14
10."Angel of Mercy"Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson6:42
11."Cadillac Assembly Line"Albert King6:49
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Oh, Pretty Woman"Albert King6:06
2."Let The Good Times Roll"Louis Jordan5:44
3."Never Make Your Move Too Soon"Stix Hooper, Will Jennings7:16
4."Ole Time Religion"BB King5:06
5."Nobody Loves Me But My Mother"BB King7:41
6."Boogie Woogie Woman"BB King, Jules Taub3:39
7."Hummingbird"Leon Russell10:58
8."Hide Away"Freddie King2:29
9."Born Under A Bad Sign"Booker T. Jones, William Bell5:04
10."The Thrill Is Gone"Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins6:53
11."Riding With The King"John Hiatt4:31

PersonnelEdit

MusiciansEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Renowned for Sound     [1]

While Christopher Bohlsen praised the performance in Live at the Greek Theatre, Bohlsen noted that the two hour duration of the album would not please everyone.[1] Similarly, Mark Deming of AllMusic said Joe Bonamassa showcased what he learnt from his musical influences.[2]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Top Blues Albums (Billboard)[3] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bohlsen, Christopher (October 9, 2016). "Album Review: Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Greek Theatre". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. Live at the Greek Theatre at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Top Blues Albums)". Billboard.