B.B. King ‎– The Best Of B.B. King

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MCA Records ‎– MCAD-31040
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1 Hummingbird
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
4:33
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
5:08
4 Caldonia
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
3:18
5 Sweet Sixteen
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
7:01
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
3:37
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)
8:37
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*
5:25
9 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Engineer [Engineering And Reproduction] – Zee MuffcoPiano, Vocals – B.B. KingProducer – Bill Szymczyk
2:01

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This album was assembled and remastered at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles. Throughout, the tracks were recorded and mixed to have their most profound effect at maximum volume.

© 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.

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  • 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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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ABC 176 B.B. King The Best Of B.B. King(LP, Comp) ABC-Paramount ABC 176 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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