Picks and Pans Review: A Blues Session: B.b. King & Friends

updated 11/02/1987 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/02/1987 01:00AM

Cinemax (Tues., Nov. 3, 10 p.m. ET)

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Just plain great. Cinemax's spectacular Sessions series brings together another super-band—B.B. King, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dr. John, Chaka Khan, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Billy Ocean, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the late Paul Butterfield—for a show that's as hot, smooth and strong as bourbon, neat. The best moment: Etta James and Dr. John together growling and grinding through I'd Rather Go Blind.

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