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Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Jimmy Haskell*Bass [Fender Bass] – Bryan GarofaloDrums – Russ KunkelEngineer – Bill Szymczyk, Gary Kellgran*Guitar – Joe WalshGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingOther [Engineering By] – FriendsPiano, Conductor – Leon RussellProducer – Bill SzymczykVocals – Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Sherlie Matthews, Vonetta Fields*Written-By – Leon Russell
|2||Cook County Jail Introduction||0:37|
|3||How Blue Can You Get
Alto Saxophone – Booker WalkerBass [Fender Bass] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanEngineer – Aaron BaronGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Ron LevyProducer – Bill SzymczykRecorded By – Location Recorders Inc.*Tenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – Jane Feather, Leonard Feather
Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Bill PerkinsBass [Fender Bass] – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim GordonElectric Piano – Rick Wright (4)Engineer – Baker Bigsby, Joe ZagarinoGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingHarmonica – Duster BennettOrgan – Gary WrightOther [Engineering By] – Many FriendsProducer – Ed Michel, Joe Zagarino, Joe ZagarinoTenor Saxophone – Bobby KeysTrombone – Chuck FindleyTrumpet – Jim Price, Ollie Mitchell
Alto Saxophone – Earl Turbinton, Jr.*Bass [Fender Bass] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanEngineer – Baker Bigsby, Phil Schiler*Guitar – Mel BrownGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Ron LevyProducer – Ed MichelSaxophone [Tenor] – Louis HubertTrombone – Joe Burton*Trumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King, Joe Josea
|6||Ain't Nobody Home
Arranged By [Horns] – Jim PriceBass [Fender Bass] – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerEngineer – Joe ZagarinoGuitar – David Spinozza, John UribeGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingOrgan – Gary WrightPiano – Jerry RagovoyProducer – Joe ZagarinoProducer [Produced Enthusiatically By] – Joe ZagarinoProducer [Produced Somewhat Less So Enthusiatically By] – Ed MichelSaxophone – Bobby KeysTrumpet, Trombone – Jim PriceVocals – Carl Hall, Joshie Armstead*, Tasha ThomasWritten-By – Jerry Ragovoy
|7||Why I Sing The Blues
Bass [Fender Bass] – Gerald Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleEngineer – Joe ZagarinoGuitar – Hugh McCrackenGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Paul Harris (2)Producer, Remix – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King, Dave Clark (8)
|8||The Thrill Is Gone
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Bert DeCoteauxBass [Fender Bass] – Gerald Jemmott*Drums – Herbie LovelleEngineer – Bill Szymczyk, Joe ZagarinoGuitar – Hugh McCrackenGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano, Electric Guitar – Paul Harris (2)Producer [Production And Sound] – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – R. Hawkins*
|9||Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Engineer [Engineering And Reproduction] – Zee MuffcoPiano, Vocals – B.B. KingProducer – Bill Szymczyk
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Manufactured For – MCA Records, Inc.
- Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D 123935
- Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D 123935
- Remastered At – The Village Recorder
- Manufactured By – Disc Manufacturing, Inc.
- Pressed By – Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Huntsville – 25700
- Art Direction – Ruby Mazur
- Graphics [Graphic Coordination] – Alan Sekuler
- Painting – Renee White
- Photography By [Back Cover Photography] – Phil Melnick*
- Producer [Album Producer] – Ed Michel
- Remastered By [Assembled And Remastered With Assistance Of] – Dominic Lumetta, Gil Fortis*, Kathryn King, Ken Klinger, Rob Fraboni
- Remastered By [Assembled And Remastered] – Baker Bigsby, Ed Michel
© 1987, 1973 MCA Records, Inc.
℗ 1973, 1972 MCA Records, Inc.
Track 1 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, May and June 1970.
Track 2 has no record information.
Track 3 recorded at performance at Cook County Jail, Chicago, Ill., September, 10, 1970.
Track 4 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.
Track 5 recorded March, 22, 1971, at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Track 6 recorded at Command Studios, London and The Hit Factory, New York, June, 1971.
Track 7 recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, 1969.
Track 8 has no record information.
Track 9 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Issued in a standard jewel case, black CD tray, including a 4-page booklet.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: D123935 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 25700-5M
- SPARS Code: AAD
- Mastering SID Code: none
- Mould SID Code: none
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|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|