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Arranged By [Strings and Horns] – Jimmie HaskellBass – Bryan GarofaloDrums – Russ KunkelEngineer – Gary KellgrenGuitar – Joe WalshGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano, Conductor – Leon RussellProducer, Engineer – Bill SzymczykVocals – Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsWritten By – Leon Russell
|2||Cook County Jail Introduction||0:37|
|3||How Blue Can You Get
Alto Saxophone – Booker WalkerBass – Wilbert FreemanDrums – Sonny FreemanGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingPiano – Ron LevyProducer – Bill SzymczykTenor Saxophone – Louis HubertTrumpet – John BrowningWritten By – Jane Feather, Leonard Feather
Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Bill PerkinsBass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim GordonElectric Piano – Rick Wright (4)Engineer – Baker Bigsby, Joe ZagarinoGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingHarmonica – Duster BennettOrgan – Gary WrightProducer – Ed Michel, Joe ZagarinoTenor Saxophone – Bobby KeysTrombone – Chuck FindleyTrumpet – Jim Price, Ollie MitchellWritten By – F. Moore
Alto Saxophone – Earl Turbinton Jr.*Bass – 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
|6||Ain't Nobody Home
Arranged By [Horns] – Jim PriceDrums – Jim KeltnerEngineer – Joe ZagarinoGuitar – David Spinozza, John UribeGuitar, Vocals – B.B. KingOrgan – Gary WrightPiano – Jerry RagovoyProducer – Ed Michel, Joe ZagarinoSaxophone – Bobby KeysTrumpet, Trombone – Jim PriceVocals – Carl Hall, Joshie Armstead*, Tasha ThomasWritten By – Jerry Ragovoy
|7||Why I Sing the Blues
Bass – Gerald Jemmont*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] – Bert DeCoteauxBass – Gerald Jemmont*Bass Guitar, Vocals – B.B. KingDrums – Herbie LovelleEngineer – Bill Szymczyk, Joe ZagarinoPiano, Electric Guitar – Paul Harris (2)Producer, Sound Designer – Bill SzymczykWritten By – R. Hawkins*
|9||Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Engineer – Zee MuffcoPiano, Vocals – B.B. KingProducer – Bill SzymczykWritten By – B.B. King
- Art Direction – Ruby Mazur
- Graphics, Coordinator – Alan Sekuler
- Painting – Renee White
- Photography [Back Cover] – Philip Melnick
- Producer [Album], Remastered By, Assemblage – Ed Michel
- Remastered By [with the assistance of] – Dominic Lumetta, Gil Fortis*, Kathryn King, Ken Klinger, Rob Fraboni
- Remastered By, Assemblage – Baker Bigsby
Leon Russell appears with love from Shelter Records.
Merry Clayton appears courtesy of Ode 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, lll, September, 10, 1970.
Track 9 recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7673-11040-2 7
- Label Code: MCAD-31040
- Matrix / Runout: MCAD31040 A60112Nb MFG BY UNI
- SPARS Code: AAD
Other Versions (5 of 68) View All
|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|