My Kind of Blues [Ace]

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All Music Guide - Campbell
My Kind of Blues was originally released in late 1960 on the budget label Crown. On this session, B.B. King dropped the smooth big band sound of his previous release, B.B. King Wails, to an instrumentally stripped-down unit of bass, drums, piano, and, of course, his beloved guitar Lucille. This date took one day to record and is said to be one of King's personal favorites. Any of B.B. King's early Crown releases are essential, and considering that the 2003 Ace reissues feature previously unissued bonus tracks and midline pricing, these are the ones to grab. According to the liner notes, these bonus tracks are included for being "small combo tracks that continue the traditional...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
My Kind of Blues was originally released in late 1960 on the budget label Crown. On this session, B.B. King dropped the smooth big band sound of his previous release, B.B. King Wails, to an instrumentally stripped-down unit of bass, drums, piano, and, of course, his beloved guitar Lucille. This date took one day to record and is said to be one of King's personal favorites. Any of B.B. King's early Crown releases are essential, and considering that the 2003 Ace reissues feature previously unissued bonus tracks and midline pricing, these are the ones to grab. According to the liner notes, these bonus tracks are included for being "small combo tracks that continue the traditional blues theme, and allow plenty of space for B.B.'s guitar." Unfortunately, recording dates for these aren't given, but they do include five previously unissued tracks from his Modern sessions, as well as an undubbed version of "Looking the World Over"; an overdubbed version of "Walking Dr. Bill"; and a previously unissued take of "Hold That Train."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667188128
  • Catalog Number: 881
  • Sales rank: 71,093

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Peter J. Clayton Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
Cecil Gant Composer
Casey Bill Weldon Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins Composer
Albert King Composer
Riley King Composer
Jon Broven Liner Notes
Ernest Lawlars Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Joe Josea Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Minnie McCoy Composer
Robert Petway Composer
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Composer
Eddie Williams Composer
John Marlo Liner Notes
John Broven Producer
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