Greatest Hits [MCA]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
There's more than one B.B. King best-of out on the racks, but this 1998 issue, Greatest Hits [MCA], updates his chart achievements and puts them together in a modern, 16-track package for both the novice and casual modern blues listener. Kicking off with a pair of tunes from the influential Live at the Regal album "Sweet Little Angel," "Everyday I Have the Blues", the set moves through mid- to late-'60s breakthrough hits like "How Blue Can You Get?," "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," "Why I Sing the Blues," "Don't Answer the Door," and his signature tune, "The Thrill Is Gone." The pop-blues fusions King experimented with in the '70s and '80s show up on "To Know You Is to Love ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
There's more than one B.B. King best-of out on the racks, but this 1998 issue, Greatest Hits [MCA], updates his chart achievements and puts them together in a modern, 16-track package for both the novice and casual modern blues listener. Kicking off with a pair of tunes from the influential Live at the Regal album "Sweet Little Angel," "Everyday I Have the Blues", the set moves through mid- to late-'60s breakthrough hits like "How Blue Can You Get?," "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," "Why I Sing the Blues," "Don't Answer the Door," and his signature tune, "The Thrill Is Gone." The pop-blues fusions King experimented with in the '70s and '80s show up on "To Know You Is to Love You," "I Like to Live the Love," and "Hummingbird." The modern-day end of things is represented by duets with Robert Cray on "Playin' with My Friends," and rock group U2 on "When Love Comes to Town." Although missing all of his early-'50s hits, this is a good buy for the casual fan coming to his music for the first time, and for longtime aficionados looking for a quick-fix update.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811174620
  • Catalog Number: 11746
  • Sales rank: 21,932

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist
Robert Cray Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Carole King Electric Piano
Leon Russell Piano, Conductor
U2 Track Performer
Joe Walsh Rhythm Guitar
Jerome Richardson Baritone Saxophone
Joe Sample Keyboards
Clydie King Vocals
Charles Mann Keyboards, Background Vocals
Helen Duncan Background Vocals
Johnny Board Tenor Saxophone
Henry Boozier Trumpet
John Browning Trumpet
Lawrence Burdine Alto Saxophone
Roland Chambers Guitar
Merry Clayton Vocals
Adam Clayton Bass
Richard Cousins Bass
Maxwell Davis Conductor
Pluma Davis Trombone
Quitman Dennis Saxophone
Phyllis Duncan Background Vocals
Wilton Felder Bass
Charles Fendley Trombone
Venetta Fields Vocals
Bobby Forte Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Freeman Drums
James Gadson Drums
Bryan Garofalo Bass
Gary Grant Trumpet
Norman Harris Guitar
Paul Harris Piano
Stix Hooper Drums
Barney Hubert Baritone Saxophone
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Duke Jethro Organ, Piano
Ron Kersey Keyboards
Russ Kunkel Drums
Andrew Love Tenor Saxophone
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Larry Mullen Jr. Drums
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Dean Parks Guitar
Waymon Reed Trumpet
Rebecca Evans Russell Background Vocals
Larry Washington Conga
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Keyboards
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Vernon Slater Tenor Saxophone
Carl Adams Trumpet
Jim Pugh Keyboards
Technical Credits
Memphis Slim Composer
Dr. John Contributor
Carole King Contributor
Leon Russell Contributor
Joe Walsh Contributor
Hank Crawford Arranger
The Crusaders Contributor
Leonard Feather Composer
Joe Sample Producer
The Edge Composer
Charles Mann Composer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Maxwell Davis Arranger
Wilton Felder Producer
Sid Feller Producer
Ray Henderson Composer
Stix Hooper Composer, Producer
Ron Jacobs Remixing
Will Jennings Composer
J. Johnson Composer
B.B. King Composer
Riley King Composer
Stewart Levine Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Bill Szymczyk Producer
Dennis Walker Producer
Stevie Wonder Contributor
Shelly Yakus Remixing
Johnny Pate Arranger, Producer
David Ritz Liner Notes
Dave Crawford Composer
Lou Zito Producer
Jane Feather Composer
Dave Clark Composer
Nesmond Hooper Jr. Composer
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