LPS-130412

B.B. King King of the Blues - 180 Gram

12,39 €

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LONG UNAVAILABLE ON LP!!!

"The most outstanding blues guitarist.” – Rolling Stone magazine

Universally hailed as the reigning King of the Blues, the legendary B.B. King is the most imitated of living blues guitarists. He still projects tremendous presence on the stage, both singing and playing guitar, and his musical influence around the world is incalculable. B.B.’s technique is deceptively complex; featuring delicate filigrees of single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos, and bent notes. Rock guitar technique is to a large degree derived from King's playing.

This quintessential LP collector’s edition includes one of his finest albums: King of the Blues – the blues-meets-urban-soul style masterpiece originally released by Crown Records in 1960. The label owners, the Bihari brothers (who also ran the Modern and RPM labels), were able to use the proud album title with justification because B.B. had just come off his big comeback hit “Sweet Sixteen” after a year of inactivity in the charts. The set opens with the B-side of that single, "I've Got a Right to Love My Baby," and also includes "Partin' Time," which also rose to #8 in the charts. "I'm King" is B.B. King at his boasting best; his modern style that crosses rock & roll and R&B with the jump blues is fully developed here, and his consistency from track to track is remarkable.

Contained here is the cream of the crop from B.B. King’s hitmaking stretch during his most inspired years. Without a doubt, this is the material upon which B.B.’s kingdom was built.

PERSONNEL:

B.B. KING
, vocals and guitar, plus:
Lloyd Glenn (piano), Ralph Hamilton (bass),
Jessie Sailes (drums). Unidentified horns.
Recorded at Radio Recorders studios, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. March 1960.

SIDE 1

1 I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO LOVE MY BABY 3:18
2 WHAT WAY TO GO 3:08
3 LONG NIGHTS (THE FEELING THEY CALL THE BLUES) 3:32
4 FEEL LIKE A MILLION 3:33
5 I’LL SURVIVE 2:42

SIDE 2
1 GOOD MAN GONE BAD 2:48
2 IF I LOST YOU 2:42
3 YOU’RE ON THE TOP 2:51
4 PARTIN’ TIME 3:02
5 I’M KING 2:22
6 SOMEDAY BABY 2:54 (*)

(Bonus track)

Reference: LPS-130412
Sello: Hoo Doo Records
Referencia: 7074501
Formato: LP
Ud. de formato: 1
EAN: 8436028690671