Best of RPM & Kent Recordings

Best of RPM & Kent Recordings

by B.B. King
     
 
This two-disc, 31-track set collects some of the key sides B.B. King cut for the Bihari Brothers' RPM Records and its successor Kent Records between 1949 and 1962, after which King moved on to sign with ABC-Paramount Records. The best of King's early R&B hits are here, including "Three O'Clock Blues," "Woke Up This Morning," "When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer," "Every

Overview

This two-disc, 31-track set collects some of the key sides B.B. King cut for the Bihari Brothers' RPM Records and its successor Kent Records between 1949 and 1962, after which King moved on to sign with ABC-Paramount Records. The best of King's early R&B hits are here, including "Three O'Clock Blues," "Woke Up This Morning," "When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer," "Every Day I Have the Blues" (like "Three O'Clock Blues, a Lowell Fulson remake), and his passionate two-part version of Joe Turner's "Sweet Sixteen," along with other key sides from the period.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2011
Label:
Rockbeat Records
UPC:
0089353303129
catalogNumber:
3031
Rank:
65551

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. She's Dynamite
  2. 3 O'Clock Blues
  3. Fine Lookin' Woman
  4. You Know I Love You
  5. Boogie Woogie Woman
  6. Story From My Heart and Soul
  7. Woke Up This Morning
  8. Please Love Me
  9. Please Hurry Home
  10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
  11. You Upset My Baby
  12. Whole Lotta Love
  13. Sneakin' Around
  14. Every Day I Have the Blues
  15. Ten Long Years
  16. Crying Won't Help You

Disc 2

  1. Did You Ever Love a Woman
  2. Dark Is the Night, Pt. 1
  3. Dark Is the Night, Pt. 2
  4. Sweet Little Angel
  5. Bad Luck
  6. Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
  7. I Wonder
  8. Please Accept My Love
  9. Mean Old Frisco
  10. Sweet Sixteen, Pts.1-2
  11. Got a Right To Love My Baby
  12. Rock Me Baby
  13. Beautician Blues
  14. Blue Shadows
  15. Eyesight To the Blind

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist
Billy Vera   Compield

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
James Austin   Reissue Producer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Maxwell Davis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Peter Chapman   Composer
Gatemouth Moore   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Hudson Whitaker   Composer
Don Howard   Illustrations

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