Completely Well

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the proceedings or gets in the way. King, for his part, sounds like he's having a ball, playing and singing at peak power. This is certainly not the place to start your B.B. King collection, but it's a nice stop along the way before you finish it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Mca Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008811176822
  • Catalog Number: 11768
  • Sales rank: 48,043

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Excited (5:34)
  2. 2 No Good (4:35)
  3. 3 You're Losin' Me (4:54)
  4. 4 What Happened (4:41)
  5. 5 Confessin' the Blues (4:56)
  6. 6 Key to My Kingdom (3:18)
  7. 7 Crying Won't Help You (6:30)
  8. 8 You're Mean (9:59)
  9. 9 The Thrill Is Gone (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Paul Harris Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Gerald Jemmott Bass
Herb Lovelle Drums
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Technical Credits
Jay McShann Composer
Walter Brown Composer
Roy Hawkins Composer
B.B. King Composer
Bill Szymczyk Producer, Engineer
Joe Zagarino Engineer
Bert de Coteaux Arranger
Ralph J. Gleason Liner Notes
Lee Hulko Mastering
Jules Taub Composer
Sam Ling Composer
Rick Darnell Composer
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