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Blues Summit (1993)

Artist: B.B. King
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Format: CD
Sku: 60142107
UPC: 008811071028
UPC 14: 00008811071028
Release Date: 6/22/1993
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Playin' With My Friends ~ B.B. King
2. Since I Met You Baby ~ B.B. King
3. I Pity the Fool ~ B.B. King
4. You Shook Me ~ B.B. King
5. Something You Got ~ B.B. King
6. There's Something on Your Mind ~ B.B. King
7. Little by Little ~ B.B. King
8. Call It Stormy Monday ~ B.B. King
9. You're the Boss ~ B.B. King
10. We're Gonna Make It ~ B.B. King
11. I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood / Nobody Loves Me But My Mother ~ B.B. King
12. Everybody's Had the Blues ~ B.B. King
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote B.B. King Orchestra: B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Leon Warren (guitar); Walter King, Melvin Jackson (saxophone); James Bolden (trumpet); James Toney, Michael Doster (bass); Calep Emphrey, Jr.(drums); Tony Coleman (percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Vasti Jackson, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges (guitars), Kim Wilson (harmonica); Lee Allen, Nancy Wright (saxophone); Ben Cauley (trumpet); Randy Waldman (synthesizer); Antoine Salley (percussion); Maxine Waters, Julia Tilman Waters, Maxayne Lewis (background vocals).
Muze PNote Additional guest artists: Kim Wilson (vocals, harmonica), Irma Thomas (vocals), Katie Webster (piano, vocals), Joe Louis Walker (guitar, vocals), The Memphis Horns.
Muze PNote Principally recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee from February 15-19, 1993 and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California from March 8-12, 1993. Contains liner notes by Andy McKaie.
Muze PNote BLUES SUMMIT, a series of duets with a who's who of the blues, is classic B.B. King, probably his finest album of the 1990s. And if BLUES SUMMIT proves anything, it's that B.B. King is still hard, still a leader, still capable of raising the hairs on the back of your neck as he grooves into his sixth decade of preaching the blues.
Muze PNote B.B. King isn't merely a blues innovator, he's a student of the music, an avid collector of blues, R&B and jazz recordings. It is precisely this depth of knowledge, and his abiding love for the music, that allows BLUES SUMMIT to transcend the pitfalls that usually undermine your average supersession.
Muze PNote B.B. King consistently plays to the strengths of his collaborators on BLUES SUMMIT. Where B.B. King's modern blues style is urbane and swinging, the blues of John Lee Hooker are countrified and funky, harkening back to ancient oral traditions; yet they manage to reach a thrilling down home accord on "You Shook Me." Blues masters Robert Cray and Buddy Guy cut their teeth on B.B. King, and here they return the favor with wit and energy on "Playin' With My Friends" and "I Pity The Fool." His encounters with blues divas Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, Etta James and Irma Thomas are dinstinguished by tenderness, good humor and soul, while Texas guitar legend Albert Collins inspires some torrid exchanges on "Call It Stormy Monday." And to top it all off is B.B.'s showcase on "I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood/Nobody Loves Me But My Mother," featuring one of his most fervent recorded solos in years. Still the King.
Muze PNote BLUES SUMMIT won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Traditional Blues Album."

Producer: Denny Diante; Dennis Walker

Engineer: Tom Harding; Eric Thompson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ruth Brown
Muze Guest Artist Robert Cray Band
Muze Guest Artist Albert Collins
Muze Guest Artist Buddy Guy
Muze Guest Artist Lowell Fulson
Muze Guest Artist Etta James
Muze Guest Artist John Lee Hooker
Muze Guest Artist Koko Taylor

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Happy Anniversary Charlie Brow
Muze Music Compilations Rhythm Country & Blues
Muze Music Compilations Thelma & Louise
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Best Blues Album In The World.
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 5-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The Blues (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations 20th Century Masters Best Of
Muze Music Compilations Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Big Blues
Muze Music Compilations Rattle & Hum
Muze Music Compilations It`ll Come To You
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Muze Music Compilations Genius Loves Company
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Deluxe Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Anthology (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Lightning In A Bottle
Muze Music Compilations Pure Blues
Muze Music Compilations Milk Cow Blues
Muze Music Compilations Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Muze Music Compilations Gold:blues
Muze Music Compilations Big Blues
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection
Muze Music Compilations Gold:crusaders
Muze Music Compilations Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Muze Music Compilations Shepherd Kenny Wayne-Ten Days Out
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Van Morrison Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Living Proof
Muze Music Compilations All Time Gospel Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations Sun 60Th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Muze Music Compilations Legends Of Rock N Roll
Muze Music Compilations Duane Allman's Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations Complete Clapton
Muze Music Compilations Mod Jazz And Then Some
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1954
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Blues
Muze Music Compilations Century Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Blue Moo
Muze Music Compilations Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out [40th Anniversary Limited Edition Super Deluxe Set 3-CD/3-LP/1-DVD]
Muze Music Compilations Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]
Muze Music Compilations Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]
Muze Music Compilations Last Man Standing
Muze Music Compilations 6 String Theory

Associated Artists and Works

Original Greatest Hits ~ BB King
Berry, Chuck
Bland, Bobby
Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Together For The First Time - Live ~ Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Together Again...Live ~ Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Brubeck, Dave
Riding With The King ~ Clapton, Eric
Danger Danger
Ears, Rabbit
Hooker, John Lee
Naruyoshi, Kikachi
Rabbit Ears
Santana
Heart To Heart ~ Schuur, Diane
Webster, Ben
Williamson, Sonny Boy

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/22/1993
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1993
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 10710
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : ADD
Music UPC UPC : 00008811071028

Professional Reviews

Q (8/93, p.96)
- 3 Stars - Good - "...he checks the oldbuddytude at the studio door when it's a fellow guitar-slinger opposite....King's terrifyingly unfettered singing implies that, if he cares to, he could still break new ground..."

Down Beat (11/93, p.37)
- 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...just plain, raw, sweaty, downhome blues with a sense of humor and a lot of spontaneous interaction in the studio, the way records ought to be made. This is quite simply the best B.B. King album in 20 years...."

Musician (9/93, p.76)
- "...though the formula seems hackneyed--duets with damn near every blues great still drawing breath--the results are anything but..."

Audio Magazine (11/93, p.110)
- "...An instant classic....The performances are releaxed but sizzling...."

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