80 (2005) These days, newly crowned octogenarian B.B. King seems less an archetypal grizzled bluesman than a wise old Zen master, at peace with the world and… 2005-09-13 B.B. King Blues
Music Review

80 (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 13, 2005; Lead Performance: B.B. King; Genre: Blues

These days, newly crowned octogenarian B.B. King seems less an archetypal grizzled bluesman than a wise old Zen master, at peace with the world and himself. That doesn't mean he can't still sing and play some mean blues. He does it again on this winning duets CD, 80, collaborating with acolytes like Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, and others. Nicest left-field surprise: the team-up with Elton John on the rollicking ''Rock This House.''

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints