Makin' Love Is Good for You

Makin' Love Is Good for You

by B.B. King


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Makin' Love Is Good for You

Over the years, the music world has seen its share of over-70 singers who kept performing even though they didn't have much of a voice left: Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra are among the names that come to mind. But when B.B. King entered his 70s, the veteran blues singer/guitarist could still belt it out with confidence, and he does exactly that on Makin' Love Is Good for You, which was recorded when King was 74. Although this blues/soul effort won't go down in history as one of his all-time classics, it's a respectable CD that finds his voice continuing to hold up well. King's charisma remains, and he has no problem getting his points across on 12-bar blues numbers like "Ain't Nobody Like My Baby," "I Got to Leave This Woman," and Willie Dixon's "Don't Go No Farther," as well as soul offerings such as the title song and an interpretation of Barbara George's 1961 hit "I Know." Because King has such a huge catalog, one could spend a fortune trying to acquire every title that he has out on CD. So unless you you're a serious collector and have a large budget, it's best to stick to his more essential recordings; and Makin' Love Is Good for You, although decent and respectable, isn't essential and isn't as interesting as 1999's Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan. Nonetheless, it can be an enjoyable addition to your blues library if you're among King's diehard fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2011
Label: Superbird
UPC: 5013929884120
catalogNumber: 2988412
Rank: 287771

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.B. King   Primary Artist,Guitar
Stanley Abernathy   Trumpet
Tony Braunagel   Percussion
Tommy Eyre   Keyboards
Walter King   Saxophone
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet
Joe Sublett   Tenor Saxophone
James Toney   Keyboards
Leon Warren   Guitar
Melvin Jackson   Saxophone
John Porter   Guitar
Caleb Emphrey   Drums
James Boldon   Trumpet,Bandleader
Michael Doster   Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Willie Mabon   Composer
A.C. Reed   Composer
Barbara George   Composer
George Williams   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Earl Forest   Composer
B.B. King   Composer,Producer
Sidney Seidenberg   Executive Producer
Robert Taylor   Composer
Robert Miller   Composer
Chris Musto   Repackaging Design
Sam Ling   Composer
Ernie Barnes   Cover Painting
Malcolm Dome   Liner Notes
Floyd Lieberman   Executive Producer
Buddy W. Johnson   Composer

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