To Know You Is To Love You/L.A. Midnight

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc set combines two of B.B. King's 1970s MCA LPs, 1972's L.A. Midnight and 1973's To Know You Is to Love You, in a single package, and the result is an interesting portrait of King at his commercial peak trying out different avenues. L.A. Midnight finds him working with top L.A. session players on tracks like an inspired updating of "Sweet Sixteen" and jamming with guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Joe Walsh. On To Know You Is to Love You, King is paired with the sleek Philly rhythm section that sparked hits with the O'Jays, Spinners, and Stylistics, and it remains one of the best studio outings in King's extensive discography, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc set combines two of B.B. King's 1970s MCA LPs, 1972's L.A. Midnight and 1973's To Know You Is to Love You, in a single package, and the result is an interesting portrait of King at his commercial peak trying out different avenues. L.A. Midnight finds him working with top L.A. session players on tracks like an inspired updating of "Sweet Sixteen" and jamming with guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Joe Walsh. On To Know You Is to Love You, King is paired with the sleek Philly rhythm section that sparked hits with the O'Jays, Spinners, and Stylistics, and it remains one of the best studio outings in King's extensive discography, showing that with the blues comes soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/2009
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261208538
  • Catalog Number: 853
  • Sales rank: 52,945

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Taj Mahal Guitar, Harmonica
Joe Walsh Guitar, Soloist
Jesse Davis Guitar
Victor Feldman Piano, Conga, Electric Piano, Soloist
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson Baritone Saxophone
Earl Turbinton Alto Saxophone
Bobby Bryant Trumpet
Mel Brown Guitar
Joe Burton Trombone
Clifford Coulter Piano, Tambourine
Jesse Ed Davis Guitar, Soloist
The Memphis Horns Horn
Charles Mann Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ron Brown Bass
John Browning Trumpet
Red Callender Tuba
Roland Chambers Guitar
Sonny Freeman Drums
Wilbert Freeman Bass
Bryan Garofalo Bass
Norman Harris Guitar
Paul Harris Piano
Louis Hubert Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Jackson Horn
Ron Kersey Keyboards
Sanford Konikoff Tambourine
Ron Levy Piano
Andrew Love Horn
Vince Montana Vibes
Bob Morin Drums
Earl Palmer Drums
Eli Tartarsky Guitar
John Turk Organ
Larry Washington Conga
Stevie Wonder Keyboards
Earl Young Drums
Dave Crawford Conductor, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ronnie Baker Bass
Jesse David Soloist
Joe "Lil" Burton Trombone
Randy Wolfe Guitar
Eli Tartarsky Guitar
Cliff Coulter Piano, Tambourine
Bob Morin Drums
John Turk Organ
Ron Brown Bass
Technical Credits
King Composer
Rob Adams Liner Notes
Ed Michel Producer, Audio Production
Phil (Boogie) Schier Engineer
Joe Tarsia Engineer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Jimmy Bond Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Dave Crawford Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Ingram Composer
Joe Josea Composer
Eddie Singleton Composer
Clark Composer
Rice Composer
Mann Composer
Wonder Composer
Wright Composer
Johnson Composer
Crawford Composer
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