His RPM Hits 1951-1957

His RPM Hits 1951-1957

by B.B. King
     
 

His RPM Hits 1951-1957 is a first-rate summary of the cream of the first few years of B.B. King's career, the 26 songs all taken from 1951-1957 singles on the RPM label. Though relatively few of these have survived down the years to become famous standards or oldies, they were incredibly successful in their time; 18 of them were R&B hits, and another coupleSee more details below

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His RPM Hits 1951-1957 is a first-rate summary of the cream of the first few years of B.B. King's career, the 26 songs all taken from 1951-1957 singles on the RPM label. Though relatively few of these have survived down the years to become famous standards or oldies, they were incredibly successful in their time; 18 of them were R&B hits, and another couple scraped into the bottom of the pop charts. "Three O'Clock Blues" and "Sweet Little Angel" are a couple of King's most famous tunes, but there are plenty of other ballads and shuffles here that made their mark in their day, like "You Know I Love You," "Woke Up This Morning" (how's that for titling a hit after one of the most overused blues clichés?), "Please Hurry Home," and "You Upset Me Baby." These are quite fully produced R&B arrangements for the era, with roadhouse piano and fat horns rounding out the punch. King's stinging guitar and vocals, both less prone to drawn-out phrasing than his crossover soul-blues work of the '60s and '70s, are at the forefront. It's true these tracks have been around the block a few times on other reissues, but these have been remastered, often from newly discovered masters, to yield a quality of sound you won't always find on reissues of '50s blues and R&B. [This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/1999
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667171229
catalogNumber:
712
Rank:
53616

Tracks

  1. Three O'Clock Blues
  2. Please Love Me
  3. You Know I Love You
  4. Woke up This Morning (My Baby's Gone)
  5. Story from My Heart and Soul
  6. Please Hurry Home
  7. Bad Luck
  8. You Upset Me Baby
  9. Whole Lotta' Love
  10. Every Day I Have the Blues
  11. Sneakin' Around
  12. Ten Long Years
  13. Crying Won't Help You
  14. I Want to Get Married
  15. Sweet Little Angel
  16. Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
  17. I Need You So Bad
  18. I Wonder
  19. Be Careful With a Fool
  20. (I'm Gonna) Quit My Baby
  21. On My Word of Honor
  22. I'm Cracking Up Over You
  23. Shut Your Mouth
  24. Did You Ever Love a Woman
  25. Blind Love
  26. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
King   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Pluma Davis   Composer
Carol Kaye   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Riley King   Composer
Ray Topping   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Ted Carroll   Liner Notes
Jeanette Miles   Composer
Duncan Cowell   Mastering
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Joe Bihari   Contributor
Lou Willie Turner   Composer
R. King   Composer
Kathleen Harrison   Composer
Jean Miles   Composer

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