B.B. King ‎– The Best Of B.B. King

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EMI-Odeon, S.A. ‎– J 062-94.192
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A1 Hummingbird
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Jimmy Haskell*Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass [Fender] – Bryan GarofaloConductor – Leon RussellDrums – Russ KunkelGuitar – Joe WalshPiano – Leon Russell
4:33
A2 Cook County Jail Introduction 0:37
A3 How Blue Can You Get
Bass [Fender] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanPiano – Ron LevySaxophone [Alto] – Booker WalkerSaxophone [Tenor] – Louis HubertTrumpet – John Browning
5:08
A4 Caldonia
Bass [Fender] – Klaus VoormannClarinet – Bill PerkinsDrums – Jim GordonHarmonica – Duster BennettOrgan – Gary WrightPiano [Electric] – Rick Wright (4)Producer – Joe ZagarinoSaxophone [Baritone] – Bill PerkinsSaxophone [Tenor] – Bobby KeysTrombone – Chuck FindleyTrumpet – Jim Price, Ollie Mitchell
3:18
A5 Sweet Sixteen
Bass [Fender] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanGuitar – Mel BrownPiano – Ron LevySaxophone [Alto] – Earl TurbintonSaxophone [Tenor] – Louis HubertTrombone – Joe Burton*Trumpet – John Browning
7:04
B1 Ain't Nobody Home
Arranged By [Horns] – Jim PriceBacking Vocals – Carl Hall, Joshie Armstead*, Tasha ThomasBass [Fender] – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – David Spinozza, John UribeOrgan – Gary WrightPiano – Jerry RagovoyProducer – Joe ZagarinoSaxophone – Bobby KeysTrombone – Jim PriceTrumpet – Jim Price
3:37
B2 Why I Sing The Blues
Bass [Fender] – Jerry JemmottDrums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenPiano – Paul Harris (2)
8:40
B3 The Thrill Is Gone
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Bert DeCoteauxBass [Fender] – Jerry JemmottDrums – Herbie LovelleGuitar – Hugh McCrackenOrgan – Paul Harris (2)Piano – Paul Harris (2)Piano [Electric] – Paul Harris (2)
5:28
B4 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother 3:05

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Notes

This album was assembled and remastered at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles by Ed Michel and Baker Bigsby, with the assistance of Kathryn King, Dominic Lumetta, Rob Fraboni, Ken Klinger and Gil Fortis. Throughout, the tracks were recorded and mixed to have their most profound effect at maximum volume. (P) 1972 / 1973 by ABC Records Inc.

A1 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, May and June 1970. A3 recorded at performance at Cook County Jail, Chicago, Ill., September, 10, 1970. Location recording by Location Recorders, Inc. A4 recorded at Olympic Studios, London, and The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, June, 1971. At the request of a participating artist, this is a shortened version of the master originally released. A5 recorded March, 22, 1971, at The Record Plant, Los Angeles. B1 recorded at Command Studios, London and The Hit Factory, New York, June, 1971. B2 recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, 1969. B3 recorded at performance at Cook County Jail, Chicago, lll, September, 10, 1970. B4 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.

Timings on labels (above) differ from those on the back cover:
Side A
1. 4:33
2. :37
3. 5:09
4. 3:20
5. 7:01
Side B
1. 3:37
2. 8:39
3. 5:30
4. 2:0x

Side B track 4 has a locked groove with some sounds that play infinitely.

Other Versions (5 of 61) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ABCX-767 B.B. King The Best Of B.B. King(LP, Comp, Qua) ABC Records ABCX-767 US 1973 Sell This Version
PROLP.8035 B.B. King The Best Of B.B. King(LP, Comp) Probe PROLP.8035 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
SPBA-3054 B.B. King The Best Of(LP, Comp) Probe SPBA-3054 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-767 B.B. King The Best Of B.B. King(LP, Comp, Qua) ABC Records ABCX-767 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ABCL 5026 B.B. King The Best Of B. B. King(LP, Comp, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5026 UK 1974 Sell This Version

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