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

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

by B.B. KingB.B. King




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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2009
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261208538
catalogNumber: 853

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
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

Luther Ingram   Composer
King   Composer
Rob Adams   Liner Notes
Ed Michel   Producer,Audio Production
Phil (Boogie) Schier   Engineer
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Jimmy Bond   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Dave Crawford   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Joe Josea   Composer
Eddie Singleton   Composer
Clark   Composer
Mann   Composer
Johnson   Composer
Crawford   Composer
Mack Rice   Composer

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