There Must Be a Better World Somewhere

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During his decade recording for MCA, B.B. King was generally teamed with overblown accompaniment rather than his regular and perfectly complementary traveling band. This CD finds the masterful vocalist/guitarist joined by a more logical backup group than usual with altoist Hank Crawford, tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and baritonist Ronnie Cuber in the tentet. The two most basic selections "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" and "The Victim" are easily the most successful while the other four are funky, more R&B-oriented and overly commercial; it sounds like B.B. was consciously trying for a hit record. Despite some fine solos by Newman and Crawford, this...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During his decade recording for MCA, B.B. King was generally teamed with overblown accompaniment rather than his regular and perfectly complementary traveling band. This CD finds the masterful vocalist/guitarist joined by a more logical backup group than usual with altoist Hank Crawford, tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and baritonist Ronnie Cuber in the tentet. The two most basic selections "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" and "The Victim" are easily the most successful while the other four are funky, more R&B-oriented and overly commercial; it sounds like B.B. was consciously trying for a hit record. Despite some fine solos by Newman and Crawford, this session was rather erratic, brief under 36 minutes and far from essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2002
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261201249
  • Catalog Number: 124
  • Sales rank: 160,924

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Dr. John Keyboards
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone
Donny Gerrard Background Vocals
Venette Gloud Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken Rhythm Guitar
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Waymon Reed Trumpet
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Charlie Miller Trumpet
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
Dr. John Composer, Composer
Hank Crawford Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Stewart Levine Producer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Doc Pomus Composer
Sidney Seidenberg Executive Producer
Kathe Schreyer Art Direction, Concept
Ron Kriss Illustrations
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