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B.B. King - King Of The Blues album

B.B. King - King Of The Blues album

  • Performer: B.B. King
  • Genre: Blues
  • Title: King Of The Blues
  • Released: 1992
  • Style: Electric Blues
  • Country: US
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1949-1966
1-1 Miss Martha King
Bass – Tuff GreenDrums – Phineas Newborn Sr.Piano – Phineas Newborn Jr.Saxophone – Ben BranchTrombone – Sammie JettTrumpet – Thomas BranchWritten-By – B.B. King
1-2 She's Dynamite
A&R – Jules Bihari, Sam Phillips Drums – Phineas Newborn Sr.Guitar – Calvin NewbornPiano – Phineas Newborn Jr.Tenor Saxophone – Richard Sanders Written-By – B.B. King
1-3 Three O'Clock Blues
A&R – Ike Turner, Jules BihariDrums – Earl Forrest*Piano – Johnny AceTenor Saxophone – Adolph Duncan*, Richard Sanders Written-By – B.B. King, Jules Taub
1-4 Please Love Me
A&R – Jules BihariAlto Saxophone – George ColemanBaritone Saxophone – James Walker Drums – Ted CurryPiano – Millard LeeTenor Saxophone – Bill HarveyWritten-By – B.B. King, Jules Taub
1-5 You Upset Me Baby
A&R – Jules Bihari, Maxwell DavisArranged By, Tenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisDrums – Jessie SailesPiano – Willard DanielSaxophone – "Bumps" Myers*, Jewel Grant*Written-By – B.B. King, Joe Josea
1-6 Everyday I Have The Blues
A&R – Jules Bihari, Maxwell DavisWritten-By – Peter Chatman
1-7 Rock Me Baby
A&R – Jules Bihari, Maxwell DavisDrums – Jessie SailesOrgan – Maxwell DavisWritten-By – B.B. King, Joe Josea
1-8 Recession Blues
A&R – Paul GaytenPiano – Millard LeeSaxophone – Johnny Board, Lawrence Burdine, Lewis HubertTrumpet – Henry Boozier, Kenny Sands*Written-By – B.B. King
1-9 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
A&R – Jules BihariBass – Red CallenderDrums – Jackie MillsGuitar – Al HendricksonPiano – Jimmy RowlesSaxophone – Ben Webster, Bill Hood, Bumps Myers, Jewel Grant*, Mahlon ClarkTrombone – Dick Noel , Jimmy Henderson, Juan Tizol, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy PedersonTrumpet – Al Porcino, Conte Candoli, Jake Porter, Ray LinnWritten-By – Bob Russell, Duke Ellington
1-10 I'm Gonna Sit In 'Til You Give In
Alto Saxophone – Jewel Grant*, William GreenBaritone Saxophone – Floyd TurnhamBass – Ralph Hamilton Drums – Jessie SailesPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sid FellerTenor Saxophone, Arranged By, Conductor – Maxwell DavisWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark
1-11 Blues At Midnight
Alto Saxophone – Jewel Grant*, William GreenArranged By, Conductor, Tenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisBaritone Saxophone – Floyd TurnhamBass – Ralph Hamilton Drums – Jessie SailesPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sid FellerWritten-By – Ivory Joe Hunter
1-12 Sneakin' Around
Alto Saxophone – Jewel Grant*, William GreenArranged By, Conductor, Tenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisBaritone Saxophone – Floyd TurnhamBass – Ralph Hamilton Drums – Jessie SailesPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sid FellerWritten-By – Jessie Mae Robinson
1-13 My Baby's Comin' Home
Alto Saxophone – Jewel Grant*, William GreenArranged By, Conductor, Tenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisBaritone Saxophone – Floyd TurnhamBass – Ralph Hamilton Drums – Jessie SailesPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sid FellerWritten-By – B.B. King, Ferdinand "Fats" Washington*
1-14 Slowly Losing My Mind
Alto Saxophone – Jewel Grant*, William GreenArranged By, Conductor, Tenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisBaritone Saxophone – Floyd TurnhamBass – Ralph Hamilton Drums – Jessie SailesPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sid FellerWritten-By – B.B. King, Ferdinand "Fats" Washington*
1-15 How Blue Can You Get
Alto Saxophone – Lawrence BurdineBaritone Saxophone – Jerome RichardsonBass – Leo LauchieDrums – Sonny FreemanPiano – Charles Brooks Producer – Sid FellerProducer, Conductor – Maxwell DavisTenor Saxophone – Vernon SlaterTrumpet – Carl Adams , Kenny Sands*Written-By – Leonard Feather
1-16 Rockin' Awhile
Alto Saxophone – Lawrence BurdineArranged By, Conductor – Maxwell DavisBaritone Saxophone – Jerome RichardsonBass – Leo LauchieDrums – Sonny FreemanPiano – Charles Brooks Producer – Sid FellerTenor Saxophone – Vernon SlaterTrumpet – Carl Adams , Kenny Sands*Written-By – B.B. King
1-17 Help The Poor
Producer, Conductor – Sid FellerWritten-By – Charlie Singleton*
1-18 Stop Leadin' Me On
Arranged By – Johnny PateDrums – Sonny FreemanMusic Director – Sid FellerWritten-By – Granger Hunt
1-19 Never Trust A Woman
Arranged By, Conductor, Producer – Johnny PateWritten-By – Billy Doggett*, Louis Jordan
1-20 Sweet Little Angel (Live)
Bass – Leo LauchieDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroProducer – Johnny PateTenor Saxophone – Bobby Forte, Johnny BoardTrumpet – Kenny Sands*Written-By – B.B. King, Jules Taub
1-21 All Over Again
Alto Saxophone – Lawrence BurdineBaritone Saxophone – Barney HubertBass – Leo LauchieDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroProducer – Johnny PateTenor Saxophone – Vernon SlaterTrumpet – Carl Adams Written-By – Carl B. Adams
1-22 Sloppy Drunk
Written-By – Jimmy Rogers
1-23 Don't Answer The Door
Bass – Leo LauchieDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroProducer – Johnny PateWritten-By – James F. Johnson
1-24 I Done Got Wise
Bass – Louis SatterfieldDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroProducer – Johnny PateTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten-By – B.B. King
1-25 Think It Over
Bass – Louis SatterfieldDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroProducer – Johnny PateTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten-By – B.B. King
1-26 Gambler's Blues (Live)
Bass – Louis SatterfieldCo-producer – Lou Zito*Co-producer, Written-By – Johnny PateDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten-By – B.B. King
1966-1969
2-1 Goin' Down Slow (Live)
Bass – Louis SatterfieldCo-producer – Johnny Pate, Lou Zito*Drums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten By – J.D. Odum*
2-2 Tired Of Your Jive (Live)
Bass – Louis SatterfieldCo-producer – Lou Zito*Co-producer, Written-By – Johnny PateDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten-By – Janet Despenza
2-3 Sweet Sixteen (Live)
Bass – Louis SatterfieldCo-producer – Johnny Pate, Lou Zito*Drums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrumpet – Kenneth SandsWritten-By – B.B. King, Joe Josea
2-4 Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
Alto Saxophone – Lawrence BurdineArranged By, Co-producer – Johnny PateBaritone Saxophone – Barney HubertBass – Leo LauchieCo-producer – Lou Zito*Drums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Johnny BoardTrombone – Pluma DavisTrumpet – Henry Boozier, Hobart Dotson, John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King
2-5 I'm Gonna Do What They Do To Me
Alto Saxophone – Lawrence BurdineArranged By, Co-producer – Johnny PateBaritone Saxophone – Barney HubertBass – Leo LauchieCo-producer – Lou Zito*Drums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Duke JethroTenor Saxophone – Johnny BoardTrombone – Pluma DavisTrumpet – Henry Boozier, Hobart Dotson, John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King
2-6 Lucille
Bass – David Allen Drums – Jesse Sailes*Guitar – Irving AshbyOrgan – Maxwell DavisPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Bob ThieleTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteWritten-By – B.B. King
2-7 Watch Yourself
Bass – David Allen Drums – Jesse Sailes*Guitar – Irving AshbyOrgan – Maxwell DavisPiano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Bob ThieleTenor Saxophone – Bobby ForteWritten-By – George Kerr, Lou Gross, Sidney Barnes
2-8 You Put It On Me
Producer, Conductor, Written-By – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Maya Angelou
2-9 Get Myself Somebody
Producer – Johnny PateWritten-By – B.B. King, Maya Angelou
2-10 I Want You So Bad
Bass – Gerald Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenOrgan – Paul Harris Piano – Al KooperProducer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King
2-11 Why I Sing The Blues
Bass – Gerald Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenPiano – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark
2-12 Get Off My Back Woman
Bass – Gerald Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenPiano – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King, Ferdinand Washington
2-13 Please Accept My Love
Bass – Val PatilloDrums – Sonny FreemanOrgan – Charles BowlesProducer – Bill SzymczykSaxophone – Lee GatlingTrumpet – Patrick Williams Written-By – B.B. King, Sam Ling
2-14 Fools Get Wise
Bass – Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenKeyboards – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King
2-15 No Good
Bass – Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenKeyboards – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King, Ferdinand Washington
2-16 So Excited
Bass, Written-By – Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenHorns – Bert "Supercharts" DeCoteaux*Keyboards – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King
1969-1975
3-1 The Thrill Is Gone
Bass – Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenKeyboards – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykStrings, Horns – Bert "Supercharts" DeCoteaux*Written-By – Rick Darnell , Roy Hawkins
3-2 Confessin' The Blues
Bass – Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenKeyboards – Paul Harris Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – Jay McShann, Walter Brown
3-3 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By, Piano, Vocals – B.B. King
3-4 Hummingbird
Bass – Bryan GarofaloChoir – Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsDrums – Russ KunkelProducer – Bill SzymczykRhythm Guitar – Joe WalshStrings – Jimmie HaskellWritten-By, Piano, Conductor – Leon Russell
3-5 Ask Me No Questions
Bass – Bryan GarofaloDrums – Russ KunkelPiano – Leon RussellProducer – Bill SzymczykRhythm Guitar – Joe WalshWritten-By – B.B. King
3-6 Chains And Things
Bass – Bryan GarofaloDrums – Russ KunkelElectric Piano – Carole KingProducer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark
3-7 Eyesight Of The Blind (Live)
Alto Saxophone – Earl Turbington*Bass – Wilton FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanPiano – Ron LevyTenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrombone – Joseph BurtonTrumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King
3-8 Niji Baby (Live)
Alto Saxophone – Earl Turbington*Bass – Wilton FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanPiano – Ron LevyTenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrombone – Joseph BurtonTrumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King
3-9 Blue Shadows
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Gary WrightGuitar – John UribeOrgan – The Mystery ShadowProducer – Ed Michel, Joe ZagarinoWritten-By – Larry Glenn*
3-10 Ghetto Woman
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim Gordon, Ringo StarrElectric Piano – Jim PriceGuitar – Mac RebennackPiano – Gary WrightProducer – Ed Michel, Joe ZagarinoWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark
3-11 Ain't Nobody Home
Backing Vocals – Carl Hall, Jo Armstead, Tasha ThomasBass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – David Spinozza, John UribeProducer – Ed Michel, Joe ZagarinoSaxophone – Bobby KeysTrumpet, Trombone – Jim PriceWritten-By, Piano – Jerry Ragavoy*
3-12 I Got Some Help I Don't Need [Single Edit]
Bass – Bryan GarofaloDrums – Bob MorinElectric Bass – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Jesse Ed Davis, Joe WalshPiano – Paul Harris Producer – Ed MichelWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark
3-13 Five Long Years
Alto Saxophone – David SanbornBaritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson , Louis HubertBass – Jerry Jemmott, Wilbert FreemanDrums – Bernard Purdie, V.S. Freeman*Guitar – Cornell Dupree, Milton HopkinsPiano – Frank Owens, Ron LevyProducer – Joe ZagarinoSaxophone – Bobby Forte, Earl Turbinton, Gene Dinwiddie, Trevor LawrenceTrombone – Garnett Brown, Joseph BurtonTrumpet – Edward Rowe, Ernie Royal, Steve Madajo*Written-By – B.B. King
3-14 To Know You Is To Love You
Bass – Ron BakerCongas – Larry WashingtonDrums – Earl YoungGuitar – Eli Tartarsky*, Norman Harris, Roland ChambersHorns – Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns, Wayne JacksonKeyboards – Ron KerseyKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Charles MannKeyboards, Backing Vocals, Producer – Dave CrawfordWritten-By – Syreeta WrightWritten-By, Keyboards – Stevie Wonder
3-15 I Like To Live The Love
Bass – Ron BakerCongas – Larry WashingtonDrums – Earl YoungGuitar – Eli Tartarsky*, Norman Harris, Roland ChambersHorns – Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns, Wayne JacksonKeyboards – Ron KerseyWritten-By, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Charles MannWritten-By, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Producer – Dave Crawford
3-16 Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
Alto Saxophone – Cato Walker IIIArranged By – B.B. King, Hampton ReeseBass – Rudy AikelsDrums – John Jabo StarksGuitar – Jesse Daniels, Milton HopkinsOrgan – James ToneyPercussion – Marcus BarnettSynthesizer, Piano – Ron LevyTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Bobby ForteTrombone – Joseph BurtonTrumpet, Arranged By – Eddie RoweTrumpet, Tenor Saxophone – Herb HardestyWritten-By – Bobby Lexing, Miles Grayson
1976-1991
4-1 Let The Good Times Roll (Live)
Arranged By – Johnny PateBaritone Saxophone – Jerome RichardsonBass – Louis Villery, Rudy AikelsDrums – Harold Potier, John Jabo StarksGuitar – Johnny Jones, Milton Hopkins, Ray Parker Jr.Organ – James Toney Piano – Robert Anderson Producer – Esmond EdwardsTenor Saxophone – Red HollowayTrombone – Benny Powell, Garnett BrownTrumpet – Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Snooky YoungVocals – Bobby BlandWritten-By – Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard
4-2 Don't You Lie To Me
Alto Saxophone – Ernie WattsBass – Joe Turner , Scott Edwards, Jr.Congas – Earl Nash, Eddie "Bongo" BrownDrums – Ed Greene , John Starks*Guitar – Lee Ritenour, Milton HopkinsOrgan – James Toney, Ronnie BarronPiano – Sonny Burke Producer – Esmond EdwardsTenor Saxophone – Jimmy ForrestTenor Saxophone, Flute – Fred JacksonTrombone – Garnett BrownTrumpet – Al Aarons, Bobby Bryant, Roy PoperWritten-By – Hudson Whittaker
4-3 Mother Fuyer
Alto Saxophone – Ernie WattsBass – Joe Turner , Scott Edwards, Jr.Congas – Earl Nash, Eddie "Bongo" BrownDrums – Ed Greene , John Starks*Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Fred JacksonGuitar – Lee Ritenour, Milton HopkinsOrgan – James Toney , Ronnie BarronPiano – Sonny Burke Producer – Esmond EdwardsTenor Saxophone – Jimmy ForrestTrombone – Garnett BrownTrumpet – Al Aarons, Bobby Bryant, Roy PoperWritten-By – B.B. King
4-4 Never Make A Move Too Soon
Bass – Robert PopwellCo-producer, Written-By – "Stix" HooperDrums – James GadsonKeyboards, Co-producer – Joe SampleProducer – Stewart LevineRhythm Guitar – Dean Parks, Roland BautistaTenor Saxophone, Co-producer – Wilton FelderWritten-By – Will Jennings
4-5 When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)
Backing Vocals – Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren WatersBass – Robert PopwellDrums, Percussion, Co-producer – "Stix" HooperHorns – Charles B. Finley*, Gary Herbig, George Bohanon, Kurt McGettrick, Dennis Quitman*, Steve MadaioKeyboards, Written-By, Co-producer – Joe SampleRhythm Guitar – Dean Parks, Roland Bautista
4-6 Better Not Look Down
Backing Vocals – Julia Tillman*, Luther Waters, Oren WatersBaritone Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass, Co-producer – Wilton FelderDrums, Co-producer – "Stix" HooperGuitar – Dean Parks, Paul Jackson Jr.Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer – Stewart LevineSaxophone – Larry Williams, Dennis Quitman*Trombone – Charles Fendley, Jack RedmondTrumpet – Gary Grant, Steve MadaioWritten-By – Will JenningsWritten-By, Keyboards, Co-producer – Joe Sample
4-7 Caldonia (Live)
Baritone Saxophone – Edgar Synigal*Bass – Russell Jackson Drums – Calep EmphreyGuitar – Leonard GillKeyboards – Phil BlackmanPercussion – Naná VasconcelosProducer – Sidney A. SeidenbergRhythm Guitar – Jon Jones Tenor Saxophone – Hilton C. Joseph*Trombone – Steve SherardTrumpet – Lonnie LaLanne, John Willie Cook*Trumpet, Music Director – Calvin OwensWritten-By – Fleecie Moore
4-8 There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
Alto Saxophone, Arranged By – Hank CrawfordBaritone Saxophone – Ronald Cuber*Bass – Wilbur BascombDrums – Pretty Purdie*Keyboards – Dr. JohnProducer – Stewart LevineRhythm Guitar – Hugh McCrackenTenor Saxophone – David "Fathead" NewmanTrombone – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Charles Miller*, Waymon ReedWritten-By – Doc Pomus, Mac Rebennack
4-9 Play With Your Poodle (Solo)
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
4-10 Darlin' You Know I Love You
Baritone Saxophone – Eddie SynigalBass – Major Quincy Holley, Jr*Drums – Oliver JacksonGuitar – William Butler*Piano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sidney A. SeidenbergSaxophone – Don Wilkerson, Fred Ford, Harold AustinTenor Saxophone – Arnett CobbTrumpet – Calvin Owens, James Bolden , Woody ShawVibraphone – Warren ChiassonWritten-By – B.B. King, Jules Taub
4-11 Inflation Blues
Baritone Saxophone – Eddie SynigalBass – Major Quincy Holley, Jr*Drums – Oliver JacksonGuitar – William Butler*Piano – Lloyd GlennProducer – Sidney A. SeidenbergSaxophone – Don Wilkerson, Fred Ford, Harold AustinTenor Saxophone – Arnett CobbTrumpet – Calvin Owens, James Bolden , Woody ShawVibraphone – Warren ChiassonWritten-By – Allegretto Alexander, Louis Jordan, Tommy Southern
4-12 Make Love To Me
Piano – Lloyd Glenn
4-13 Into The Night
Bass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Edward Greene*Guitar – Steve WatsonPiano, Synthesizer – John HobbsSynthesizer – Jim Cook, Randy KerberWritten-By – Ira Newborn
4-14 Six Silver Strings
Drums – Nathaniel Seidman, Willie CovingtonDrums, Written-By – Luther DixonGuitar – Bobby Caldwell , Julio FerrerKeyboards, Written-By – David Crawford*Synthesizer – Lawrence DermerVibraphone – Paul Mullen
4-15 When Love Comes To Town
Backing Vocals – Helen Duncan, Phyllis Duncan, Rebecca Evans RussellBass – Adam ClaytonDrums – Larry MullenGuitar, Keyboards – The EdgeMusic By – U2Vocals, Words By – Bono
4-16 Right Time, Wrong Place
Bass – James B. "Hutch" HutchensonDrums – Kenny AronoffGuitar, Vocals – Bonnie RaittOrgan, Piano – Willie Smith*Percussion – Debra DobkinRhythm Guitar – Randy JacobsSaxophone – David McMurrayTrumpet – Jerry HeyWritten-By – Mac Rebennack
4-17 Many Miles Travelled
Backing Vocals – Cindy Mizelle, Lisa Fisher*Bass – Wilbur BascombDrums – William Calhoun*Guitar, Written-By – Jon Tiven, Sally TivenKeyboards – Paul GriffinRhythm Guitar – Michael Hill Written-By – Vernon Reid
4-18 I'm Moving On
Backing Vocals – Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie PinkstonBass – Freddie WashingtonDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – Arthur Adams, Michael LandauKeyboards – Neal Larsen*Percussion – Lenny CastroWritten-By – Will JenningsWritten-By, Piano – Joe Sample
4-19 Since I Met You Baby
Bass – Bob Daisley, Will LeeDrums – Anton Fig, Graham WalkerGuitar, Vocals, Written-By – Gary MooreKeyboards – Tommy Eyre

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Uni Distribution Corp.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Vartan
  • Assemblage – Robert Stoughton
  • Compilation Producer, Compiled By – Andy McKaie
  • Compiled By – Colin Escott, David Booth
  • Design – O'Brien for Cimarron/Bacon/O'Brien*
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar, Liner Notes – B.B. King
  • Other [Meat & Potatoes] – Jeff Smith
  • Remastered By – Erick Labson
  • Remix – Andy McKaie (tracks: 1-16, 2-1), Bill Inglot (tracks: 1-14, 1-17, 2-14), John Strother (tracks: 1-16, 2-1)
  • Research [Additional] – Alan Truax
  • Research [Photo] – Geary Chansley
  • Transferred By – Chris Strachwitz (tracks: 1-1), Steven Lasker (tracks: 2-3)

Notes

Contains 77 classic recordings including 19 rarities, 7 previously unreleased performances. More than 70 pages of rare photographs, liner notes and the artist's own refelctions

CD1 Tr.1-26:

•Probably recorded May or June 1949.WDIA Studio ''A'', Memphis,TN. Originally released on Bullet Single 309. Previously unreleased on U.S.LP
•Recorded May 27, 1951, Memphis Recording Service, Memphis. Originally RPM Single 323
•Recorded 1951,YMCA, Memphis. Originally RPM Single 339
•Recorded 1952 or 1953, Houston,TX. Originally RPM Single 386
•Recorded 1953, Los Angeles, CA Originally RPM Single 416
•Recorded 1955, Los Angeles, CA Originally RPM Single 421
•Probably recorded 1958, Los Angeles, CA Originally Kent Single 393
•Recorded circa July 1958, Miami, FL. Originally released on German Chess LP 628601
•Recorded 1961, Hollywood, CA. Originally Kent Single 4566
•Recorded March 1, 1962, Los Angeles, CA. Originally ABC Single 10316/ also ABC LP 456 '' Mr.Blues''
•Recorded March 1, 1962, Los Angeles, CA. Originally ABC Single 10334/ also ABC LP 456 '' Mr.Blues''
•Recorded March 1, 1962, Los Angeles, CA. Originally ABC Single 10361/ also ABC LP 456 '' Mr.Blues''
•Recorded March 1, 1962, Los Angeles, CA. Originally ABC Single 10334/ also ABC LP 456 '' Mr.Blues''
•Recorded March 1, 1962, Los Angeles, CA. Originally ABC Single 10486/ previously unreleasedon LP
•Recorded September 30, 1963, NYC, NY. Originally ABC Single 10527/ previously unreleased on LP
•Recorded September 30, 1963, NYC, NY. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded April 7, 1964, NYC, NY. Originally ABC Single 10552/ previously unreleased on LP
•Recorded September 25, 1964, NYC, NY. Originally ABC Single 10616/ previously unreleased on LP
•Recorded September 25, 1964, NYC, NY. Originally ABC Single 10599/ previously unreleased on LP
•Recorded Live November 21, 1964, Regal Theatre, Chicago, IL. Originally on ABC LP 509 ''Live at the Regal''
•Recorded March 3, 1965, NYC, NY. Originally ABC Single 10724/ also Bluesway LP 6022 ''His Best - The Electric B.B.King''
•Recorded February 17, 19664, probably NYC, NY. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded July 14, 1966, Chicago. Originally A&B sides ABC Single 10856/ also Bluesway LP 6022 ''His Best - The Electric B.B.King''
•Recorded November 17, 1966, Chicago. Originally on Bluesway LP 6022 ''His Best - The Electric B.B.King''
•Recorded November 17, 1966, Chicago. Originally on Bluesway LP 6022 ''His Best - The Electric B.B.King'' , also Bluesway Single 61004.
•Recorded Live November 5, 1966, Chicago, IL. Originally on Bluesway LP 6001 ''Blues Is King

CD 2 Tr. 1-16:

•Recorded Live November 5, 1966, Chicago, IL. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded Live November 5, 1966, Chicago, IL. Originally on Bluesway LP 6001 ''Blues Is King
•Recorded Live November 5, 1966, Chicago, IL. Originally both sides Bluesway single 61012. Edited version on Bluesway LP 6022 ''His Best - The Electric B.B.King'' . This performance digitally reconstructed using ABC 45 r.p.m. single and edited analog master. Complete version previously unreleased on U.S. LP.
•Recorded September 14, 1967, Chicago.Originally Bluesway single 61015/ also Bluesway LP 6011 ''Blues On Top Of Blues''
•Recorded September 14, 1967, Chicago.Originally Bluesway single 61018/ also Bluesway LP 6011 ''Blues On Top Of Blues''
•Recorded December 20, 1967, Los Angeles. Originally released on Bluesway LP 6016 ''Lucille''
•Recorded December 20, 1967, Los Angeles. Originally released on Bluesway LP 6016 ''Lucille''
•Recorded March or August, 1968, Los Angeles. Originally Bluesway single 61019/original soundtrack LP ABC 7, ''For The Love Of Ivy''
•Recorded November 13, 1968, Chicago. Originally Bluesway single 61022. Previously unreleased on LP.
•Recorded January, 1969, New York City. Originally Bluesway single 61026/also Bluesway LP 6031, ''Live&Well'' .
•Recorded January, 1969, New York City. Originally Bluesway single 61024/also Bluesway LP 6031, ''Live&Well'' .
•Recorded January, 1969, New York City. Originally Bluesway single 61026/also Bluesway LP 6031, ''Live&Well'' .
•Recorded live March,1969, Village Gate, New York City. Originally on Bluesway LP 6031, ''Live&Well'' .
•Recorded June, 1969, New York City. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded June, 1969, New York City. Originally on Bluesway LP 6037 ''Completely Well''
•Recorded June, 1969, New York City. Originally on Bluesway single 61035/also Bluesway LP 6037 ''Completely Well''

CD 3 Tr.1-16:

•Recorded June, 1969, New York City. Originally on Bluesway single 61032/also Bluesway LP 6037 ''Completely Well''
•Recorded June, 1969, New York City. Originally on Bluesway single 61035/also Bluesway LP 6037 ''Completely Well''
•Recorded May/June, 1970, Los Angeles. Originally on ABC LP 713 ''Indianola Mississippi Seeds''
•Recorded May/June, 1970, Los Angeles. Originally ABC single 11268/also ABC LP 713 ''Indianola Mississippi Seeds''
•Recorded May/June, 1970, Los Angeles. Originally ABC single 11268/also ABC LP 713 ''Indianola Mississippi Seeds''
•Recorded May/June, 1970, Los Angeles. Originally ABC single 11280/also ABC LP 713 ''Indianola Mississippi Seeds''
•Recorded live March 6, 1971, Sankei Hall, Japan. Originally on ABC LP 841 ''Live in Japan'' (Japanese release only) . Previously unreleased in U.S.
•Recorded live March 6, 1971, Sankei Hall, Japan. Originally on ABC LP 841 ''Live in Japan'' (Japanese release only) . Previously unreleased in U.S.
•Recorded June 9-16, 1971, London, England. Originally on ABC LP 730 ''B.B.King In London''
•Recorded June 9-16, 1971, London, England. Overdubs New York and Los Angeles. Originally ABC single 11310/also ABC LP 730 ''B.B.King In London''
•Recorded June 9-16, 1971, London, England. Overdubs New York and Los Angeles. Originally ABC single 11316/also ABC LP 730 ''B.B.King In London'' .
•Recorded April, 1971, Los Angeles,CA. Originally ABC single 11321. Album version on ABC LP 743 ''L.A.Midnight'' . This version previously unreleased on LP.
•Recorded 1972. Originally on ABC LP 759 ''Guess Who''
•Recorded 1973, Philadelphia, PA. Originally ABC single 11373/also ABC LP 794 ''To Know You Is To Love You''
•Recorded 1973, Philadelphia, PA. Originally ABC single 11406/also ABC LP 794 ''To Know You Is To Love You''
•Recorded 1975, Las Vegas, NV. =riginally on ABC LP 898 ''Lucille Talks Back''

CD 4 Tr 1-19:

•Recorded Live 1976, Coconut Grove, Los Angeles. Originally ABC Impulse Single 31006. Also ABC Impulse LP 9317 " Bobby Bland & B.B.King Together Again...Live" 1976
•Recorded 1976, Memphis & Los Angeles. Originally on ABC LP 977 "King Size" 1977
•Recorded 1976, Memphis & Los Angeles. Originally on ABC LP 977 "King Size" 1977
•Recorded 1977 Hollywood,CA Originally on ABC Single 12380/ also ABC LP 1061 " Midnight Believer" 1978
•Recorded 1977 Hollywood,CA., Originally on ABC LP 1061 " Midnight Believer" 1978
•Recorded Dec.1978 + Jan. 1979 Hollywood. Originally MCA Single 41062/ also MCA LP 3151 "Take It Home" 1979
•Recorded Live Nov.30 1979 University of Mississippi. Originally on MCA LP 2-8016, "Live'Now Appearing' At Ole Miss" 1980
•Recorded Oct 1980 NYC. Originally MCA Single 51101/ also MCA LP 5162, " There Must Be A Better World Somewhere" 1981
•Recorded Sep. 15, 1982 NYC. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded Sep. 14, 1982 NYC. Originally on MCA LP 5413, "Blues'N'Jazz" 1983
•Recorded Sep. 15, 1982 NYC. Originally on MCA LP 5413, "Blues'N'Jazz" 1983
•Recorded Sep. 15, 1982 NYC. Previously unreleased.
•Recorded Oct 1984 & March 1985, Hollywood, CA., Originally on MCA Single 52530/ also MCA LP 5561 " Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 'Into The Night'" 1985
•Recorded April + July, 1984, Hialeah, FL. Originally MCA Single 52751/ also MCA LP 5616 "Six Silver Strings" 1985
•Recorded Feb.+Nov. 1987, Sun Studios Memphis and A&M Studios Hollywood. Originally Island Single 99225. Extended Version on Island LP 422-842 299-2 . This Version previously unreleased on LP
•Recorded June 1990 LA. Originally MCA LP 6467, " Original Soundtrack Album 'Air America'"" 1990
•Recorded Jan. 1991, NYC. Previously unreleased
•Recorded March 1991 LA. Originally MCA LP 10295, " There Is Always One More Time" 1991
•Recorded Dec 1991 London. Originally on Charisma LP 91825-1, " After Hours" by Garry Moore 1992

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 0881-10677-2 4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCAC4 10677 B.B. King King Of The Blues ‎(4xCass, Comp + Box, Comp) MCA Records MCAC4 10677 US 1992
112 418-2 B.B. King King Of The Blues ‎(4xCD, Comp, Boo) MCA Records 112 418-2 Europe 2000

Tracklist

1 (You've Become A) Habit To Me 4:45
2 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 4:36
3 Can't Get Enough 4:50
4 Standing On The Edge 5:19
5 Go On 3:50
6 Lets Straighten It Out 5:35
7 Change In Your Lovin 3:25
8 Undercover Man 5:38
9 Lay Another Log On The Fire 4:00
10 Business With My Baby Tonight 3:35
11 Take Off Your Shoes 5:31

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 02292559522

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCA-42183 B.B. King King Of The Blues 1989 ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA-42183 US 1988
255 952-1 B.B. King King Of The Blues 1989 ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records 255 952-1 Europe 1988
422 183-2 B.B. King King Of The Blues 1989 ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records, Spectrum Music 422 183-2 UK 2002
MCAD-42183 B.B. King King Of The Blues 1989 ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) MCA Records MCAD-42183 Russia Unknown
MCA 06038, MCG 6038 B.B. King King Of The Blues: 1989 ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 06038, MCG 6038 Germany 1988

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