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Format: CD
Sku: 60413022
UPC: 093624761228
UPC 14: 00093624761228
Release Date: 6/13/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Riding With The King ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
2. Ten Long Years ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
3. Key To The Highway ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
4. Marry You ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
5. Three O'Clock Blues ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
6. Help The Poor ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
7. I Wanna Be ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
8. Worried Life Blues ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
9. Days Of Old ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
10. When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
11. Hold On I'm Coming ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
12. Come Rain Or Come Shine ~ Eric Clapton/B.B. King
 
When it comes to the greatest rockin' bluesmen in history, at the top of the electrified traditional list is B.B. King; at the top of the contemporary list is Eric Clapton. Riding with The King brings the two living legends together for an entire album for the first time. When it comes to rockin' blues, Riding With The King is as great as it will ever get.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Eric Clapton, B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Doyle Bramhall II (guitar, background vocals); Andy Fairweather-Low, Jimmie Vaughan (guitar); Joe Sample (piano, Wurlitzer piano); Tim Carmon (organ); Nathan East (bass); Steve Gadd (drums); Paul Waller (programming); Susannah Melvoin, Wendy Melvoin (background vocals).
Muze PNote RIDING WITH THE KING won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Muze PNote Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Doyle Bramhall II, Jimmie Vaughan, Andy Fairweather Low (guitar); Joe Sample (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Steve Gadd (drums); Paul Waller (drum programming); Susannah Melvoin, Wendy Melvoin (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Mick Guzauski.
Muze PNote Authors: Craig Anderson ; David Dieckmann; Spencer Chrislu.
Muze PNote Photographers: Robert Sebree; Don Paulsen.
Muze PNote Although Eric Clapton and B.B. King's long friendship originated during a chance meeting and subsequent jam session at New York City's Cafe Au Go Go in 1967, the idea for a collaborative album only crystallized during the sessions for King's 1997 album DEUCES WILD. The resulting record, 2000's RIDING WITH THE KING, is a stellar event, thanks to a wealth of rich material and a solid supporting cast including Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Sample, and Steve Gadd.
Muze PNote B.B. King's extensive catalog provides a wellspring of inspiration, including signature songs such as the smoldering "Three O' Clock Blues," alongside lesser-known numbers like the ribald shuffle "Days Of Old" and the LIVE AT THE REGAL chestnut "Help The Poor." Elsewhere, King and Clapton look to guitarist Big Bill Broonzy (an acoustic "Key to the Highway") and Chicago pianist Maceo Merriweather (the slow-rolling "Worried Life Blues") for inspiration. Even the non-blues numbers are delivered with a rich subtlety befitting these guitar icons' consummate musicianship. John Hiatt's title track becomes a mid-tempo exchange between old friends, while the pair's honeyed vocals on the standard "Come Rain or Come Shine" are worthy of Ray Charles's 1959 version.

Producer: Eric Clapton; Simon Climie; David May

Engineer: Alan Douglas

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jimmie Vaughan
Muze Guest Artist Joe Sample
Muze Guest Artist Steve Gadd
Muze Guest Artist Nathan East

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Back To The Future
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz (Live)
Muze Music Compilations 461 Ocean Boulevard
Muze Music Compilations Hail Hail Rock N Roll
Muze Music Compilations Live In Europe
Muze Music Compilations Deuces Wild
Muze Music Compilations Love Album
Muze Music Compilations Mary
Muze Music Compilations Two Rooms-Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Muze Music Compilations One(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Stranger In This Town
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Live From Central Park
Muze Music Compilations White Mansions/Legend Of Jesse James
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The '70s-Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations Pure Blues
Muze Music Compilations Ringo Rama
Muze Music Compilations It`ll Come To You
Muze Music Compilations Live & Kickin
Muze Music Compilations 20th Century Masters Best Of
Muze Music Compilations Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD Hybrid)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Les Paul & Friends
Muze Music Compilations 80
Muze Music Compilations Concert For Bangladesh
Muze Music Compilations Gold:blues
Muze Music Compilations Live At Montreux 1986
Muze Music Compilations Last Man Standing
Muze Music Compilations Uncovered
Muze Music Compilations Hooker (Box) (Spkg)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Pop
Muze Music Compilations Rural Renewal
Muze Music Compilations From The Reach
Muze Music Compilations City That Care Forgot
Muze Music Compilations Skin Deep
Muze Music Compilations Here And Gone
Muze Music Compilations What Love Can Do
Muze Music Compilations Supernatural(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Live At Knebworth 1990
Muze Music Compilations Mean Old Man (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations Traveler
Muze Music Compilations X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters:1974-1975
Muze Music Compilations Essential Santana
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz
Muze Music Compilations Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
Muze Music Compilations August:osage County (ost)
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of Ac/dc:60s And 70s Collection
Muze Music Compilations Supernatural
Muze Music Compilations 461 Ocean Blvd (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations John Mayall & Thebluesbreakers And F
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top 10 Through The Years: 70s
Muze Music Compilations Revolutions:very Best Of Steve Winwoo
Muze Music Compilations Power Of Soul:tribute To Jimi Hendrix
Muze Music Compilations Stardust:great American Songbook V3

Associated Artists and Works

The Last Waltz [Remaster] ~ Band (The)
Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Remastered] [Rema ~ Bluesbreakers
Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton (Deluxe Edition) ~ Bluesbreakers
Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Deluxe Edition] ~ Bluesbreakers
The Road To Escondido ~ Cale, J.J.
Guy, Buddy
Harrison, George
Live in Japan ~ Harrison, George
J.J.Cale
Jimmy Rogers All-Stars (The)
John, Elton
King, B. B.
King, B.B.
Mayall, John
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Salute, Eric Clapton
Sting
T.D.F.
Vitamin String Quartet
Waters, Roger
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking ~ Waters, Roger
Wells, Junior

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/12/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9362476122
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
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 : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624761228

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.113)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".

Rolling Stone (7/20/00, p.136)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A commercially astute meeting of like minds, hearts and voices. There are times...when Clapton's sandy aging tenor is virtually a mirror image of King's gritty bellow..."

Entertainment Weekly (6/16/00, p.90)
- "...On this triumphant collaboration, the 2 cross-generational masters take on...the blues in its many guises....'father' and 'son' find plenty of common ground." - Rating: A

Q (8/00, p.100)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...[A] roof-raising R&B party, delivering a mix of classic and contemporary tunes....there's plenty on offer here for anyone with a passing interest in the [blues]..."

CMJ (7/10/00, p.24)
- "...[Their] chemistry is uncanny as they tear through every avenue of the blues....a union of prodigal father and son as magnanimous as any in rock'n'roll."

JazzTimes (10/00, p.72)
- "...A brilliant blues-drenched CD..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(7/00, p.106)
- "...A program stuffed with serious blues in which the principals reawaken even such sleeping dogs as 'Key To The Highway' and 'Worried Life Blues' - both done exceptionally....This is a slow-burning fire with hours of warmth in it."

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