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B.B. King - More B.B. King (Great Album US 1956)

BB King — Autor renovcevic @ 06:34

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B.B. King (born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925) is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time.

B. B. King arrived in Memphis for the first time in 1946 to work as a musician but after few months of hardship he left, going back to Mississippi. There he decided to prepare himself better for the next visit and returned to Memphis two years later. Initially he worked at the local R&B radio channel WDIA as a singer. In 1949, he began recording songs under contract with Los Angeles based RPM Records. Many of King's early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who later founded Sun Records. King was also a disc jockey in Memphis, where he gained the nickname "Beale Street Blues Boy", later shortened to "B. B." Before his RPM contract, B. B. had debuted on Bullet Records by issuing a single "Miss Martha King" (1949) that got a bad review on Billboard magazine and did not chart well.

In the 1950s, B. B. King became one of the most important names in R&B music, amassing an impressive list of hits under his belt including "You Know I Love You," "Woke Up This Morning," "Please Love Me," "When My Heart Beats like a Hammer," "Whole Lotta Love," "You Upset Me Baby," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Sneakin' Around," "Ten Long Years," "Bad Luck," "Sweet Little Angel," "On My Word of Honor," and "Please Accept My Love." In 1962, King signed to ABC-Paramount Records, which was later absorbed into MCA Records, and then his current label, Geffen Records.

In November 1964, King recorded the legendary Live at the Regal album at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

B. B. King in concert in France (1989)King's first success outside the blues market was his 1969 remake of Roy Hawkins' tune "The Thrill Is Gone." King's version became a hit on both pop and R&B charts, which was rare for an R&B artist. It also gained the number 193 spot in Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs Of All Time. He gained further rock visibility as an opening act on The Rolling Stones much-ballyhooed 1969 American Tour. King's mainstream success continued throughout the 1970s with songs like "To Know You Is to Love You" and "I Like to Live the Love." Between 1951 and 1985 King appeared on Billboard's R&B charts 74 times.

01. Bad Luck Soul
02. Get Out of Here
03. Bad Case of Love
04. You're Breaking My Heart
05. My Reward
06. Shut Your Mouth
07. I'm in Love
08. Blues for Me
09. Just Like a Woman
10. Baby, Look at You


B.B. King - Blues In My Heart (Great Album US 1962)

BB King — Autor renovcevic @ 06:24


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It's been speculated that Blues in My Heart was recorded in late 1961 right before B.B. King left Modern for ABC, possibly with everything getting cut in one session. If that was the case, it might account for the grind-it-out feel of these ten small-combo sides (probably with Plas Johnson on sax and Maxwell Davis on keyboards), which are lacking in noteworthy songs, with the possible exception of "Downhearted" (aka "How Blue Can You Get?").

King, of course, brings committed singing and playing to the session; he was too much of a pro to give anything less than that to everything he did in the studio back then. Even by the adjusted standards of King's brand of urban blues, however, these songs just sound too similar to each other to rate among his better work, often sticking to a slow to midtempo shuffle and nearly identical chord progressions. Fact is, when "Troubles Don't Last" follows "Got 'Em Bad," the arrangement's so similar that at first you're wondering whether it's "Got 'Em Bad, Pt. 2" (though it isn't).

"Downhearted" does have a renowned if slightly cruel lyric, though, especially when B.B. changes to a stuttering tempo and complains, "I gave you seven children/And now you want to give them back!" Still, even that particular song was done more memorably on King's famous concert album Live at the Regal a few years later. Note that the version of "Got 'Em Bad" is different from the one that came out on a Kent single in 1965, which added a Maxwell Davis piano overdub.

01 You're Gonna Miss Me (2:49)
02 Got 'Em Bad (2:59)
03 Troubles Don't Last (3:28)
04 Your Letter (3:33)
05 I Can't Explain (3:31)
06 TheWrong Road (3:03)
07 I Need You Baby (3:29)
08 So Many Days (3:20)
09 How Blue Can You Get? (Aka Downhearted) (3:15)
10 Strange Things (3:30)


B.B. King - King Of The Blues (Classic US Blues Album 1960)

BB King — Autor renovcevic @ 06:18

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01. I've Got Right To Love My Baby
02. What Way To Go
03. Long Nights (The Feeling They Call The Blues)
04. Feel Like A Million
05. I'll Survive
06. Good Man Gone Bad
07. If I Lost You
08. You're On The Top
09. Partin' Time
10. I'm King



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