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*Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass [Fender] – Bryan GarofaloConductor, Piano, Written-By – Leon RussellDrums – Russ KunkelEngineer – Gary Kellgram*Guitar – Joe WalshGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingProducer, Engineer – Bill Szymczyk
4:33
2 Cook County Jail Introduction 0:37
3 How Blue Can You Get
Alto Saxophone – Booker WalkerBass [Fender] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanEngineer – Aaron BaronGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Ron LevyProducer – Bill SzymczykTenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – Jane Feather, Leonard Feather
5:08
4 Caldonia
Bass [Fender] – Klaus VoormannClarinet, Baritone Saxophone – Bill PerkinsDrums – Jim GordonElectric Piano – Rick Wright (4)Engineer – Baker BigsbyGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingHarmonica – Duster BennettOrgan – Gary WrightProducer – Ed MichelProducer, Engineer – Joe ZagarinoTenor Saxophone – Bobby KeysTrombone – Chuck FindleyTrumpet – Jim Price, Ollie MitchellWritten-By – F. Moore*
3:18
5 Sweet Sixteen
Alto Saxophone – Earl TurbintonBass [Fender] – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanEngineer – Baker Bigsby, Phil Schiler*Guitar – Mel BrownGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Ron LevyProducer – Ed MichelTenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrombone – Joe Burton*Trumpet – John BrowningWritten-By – B.B. King, Joe Josea
7:01
6 Ain't Nobody Home
Arranged By [Horns] – Jim PriceBacking Vocals – Carl Hall, Joshie Armstead*, Tasha ThomasBass [Fender] – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – David Spinozza, John UribeGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingOrgan – Gary WrightPiano – Jerry RagovoyProducer – Ed MichelProducer, Engineer – Joe ZagarinoSaxophone – Bobby KeysTrombone, Trumpet – Jim PriceWritten-By – Jerry Ragovoy
3:37
7 Why I Sing The Blues
Bass [Fender] – Jerry JemmottDrums – 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] – Jerry JemmottDrums – Herbie LovelleEngineer – Joe ZagarinoGuitar – Hugh McCrackenGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingOrgan, Piano, Electric Piano – Paul Harris (2)Producer, Engineer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – R. Hawkins*
5:25
9 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Engineer, Producer [Reproduction] – Zee MuffcoPiano, Guitar – B.B. KingProducer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – B.B. King
2:01

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Early Japan-For-US pressing.
Manufactured in Japan for MCA Records, Inc.

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. (P) 1972 / 1973 by MCA Records Inc.

Track 1 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, May and June 1970.
Track 3 recorded at performance at Cook County Jail, Chicago, Ill., September, 10, 1970. Location recording by Location Recorders, Inc.
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 recorded at performance at Cook County Jail, Chicago, Ill, September, 10, 1970.
Track 9 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7673-11040-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: MCAD31040 A7612Q
  • Other (Mirror Ring): MANUFACTURED BY SANYO
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD

Other Versions (5 of 63) 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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