His Best: The Electric B.B. King

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Although this collection has "Don't Answer the Door," "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" and a nice live re-cut of "Sweet Sixteen" to highly recommend it, this 1968 issue is hardly King's best, and the "electric" part of the title makes it sound like there's an acoustic B.B. King album lurking around somewhere that you and I somehow missed in the last 40 years. To be sure, these are rock solid performances all recorded between 1965 to 1968, just as King's music was getting slicker and more urban. But this was one of the albums that helped introduce B.B. to a more modern audience it's gone on to sell over a million copies in 30 years' time, heading straight to the timeline of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Although this collection has "Don't Answer the Door," "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" and a nice live re-cut of "Sweet Sixteen" to highly recommend it, this 1968 issue is hardly King's best, and the "electric" part of the title makes it sound like there's an acoustic B.B. King album lurking around somewhere that you and I somehow missed in the last 40 years. To be sure, these are rock solid performances all recorded between 1965 to 1968, just as King's music was getting slicker and more urban. But this was one of the albums that helped introduce B.B. to a more modern audience it's gone on to sell over a million copies in 30 years' time, heading straight to the timeline of "The Thrill Is Gone" putting him on the map worldwide. This 1998 CD reissue also includes three bonus tracks, studio versions of "Waitin' On You" and "Night Life," plus "Messy But Good" from the motion picture soundtrack For the Love of Ivy. Not his best, certainly electric, and ultimately, a good one to add to the collection after you've gotten about five or six others first.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2000
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261200372
  • Catalog Number: 37
  • Sales rank: 337,178

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Maya Angelou Vocals
Johnny Board Tenor Saxophone
Henry Boozier Trumpet
John Browning Trumpet
Lawrence Burdine Alto Saxophone
Pluma Davis Trombone
Hobart Dotson Trumpet
Bobby Forte Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Freeman Drums
Barney Hubert Baritone Saxophone
Duke Jethro Organ, Keyboards
Leo Lauchie Bass
Louis Satterfield Bass
Billy Butler Guitar
McKinley Johnson Trumpet
Vernon Slater Tenor Saxophone
Carl Adams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Willie Nelson Composer
Quincy Jones Composer, Producer
Walt Breeland Composer
Paul Buskirk Composer
Brian Christian Engineer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Mike Fink Reissue Design
Jimmy Johnson Composer
B.B. King Composer
Riley King Composer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Johnny Pate Producer
Ritchie Yorke Liner Notes
Joe Josea Composer
Fats Washington Composer
Henry Epstein Cover Design
James Johnson Composer
Jimmy Johnson Composer
Fredi Washington Composer
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