Ultimate Collection CD (2012)

Artist: B. B. King

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63960557
UPC 602498266137
UPC 14 00602498266137
Format CD
Release Date 3/23/2012
Author B. B. King
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Associated Artist/Work BB King
Associated Artist/Work Berry, Chuck
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby
Associated Artist/Work Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Technical Info
Producer Sid Feller; Johnny Pate; Lou Zito; Andy McKaie (Compilation)
CatalogID 0003854
Lable Name Geffen
Released 03/15/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498266137
Musical Guests
Johnny Ace
Carole King
Stevie Wonder
The Crusaders
Dr. John
Hank Crawford
David "Fathead" Newman
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: B.B. King (vocals, guitar, piano); Bono (vocals); David Spinozza (guitar); George Coleman, Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); David "Fathead" Newman , Wilton Felder, Bill Harvey, Bobby Forte (tenor saxophone); The Memphis Horns (horns); Johnny Ace (piano); Carole King (electric piano); Dr. John, Joe Sample, Stevie Wonder (keyboards); Earl Forest, Sonny Freeman (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Charles Sawyer.
Geffen's 21-track B.B. King compilation attempts the impossible--to provide a single-disc overview of the blues icon. Arranged chronologically, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION begins with "Three O'Clock Blues," King's first Number One hit from 1953 and continues straight through to 1998's "I'll Survive." King's most essential recorded moments--"You Upset Me Baby," "Don't Answer the Door," and "The Thrill Is Gone," among others--are included. Though a lot of fine material is overlooked for economy's sake, this is as solid a collection of the legend's first 50 years as anyone could want under one cover.
The compilation does the listener a service, not only by representing the arc of King's spectacular career, but by bringing together work from different labels (a task usually riddled with disputes over song rights). Original versions of songs released on RPM, Kent, ABC, and MCA are included here, as are two tracks from 1965's LIVE AT THE REGAL, still one of King's most incendiary recordings. Every cut on the album brilliantly showcases King's soulful, technically flawless guitar work and impassioned singing, making THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION a great place for the uninitiated to begin learning about this monumental bluesman.
Disc 1
1 Three O'Clock Blues
2 Please Love Me
3 You Upset Me Baby
4 Sweet Sixteen, Parts One & Two
5 Rock Me Baby
6 How Blue Can You Get?
7 Every Day I Have The Blues - (live, live)
8 Sweet Little Angel - (live, live)
9 Don't Answer The Door
10 Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
11 Thrill Is Gone, The
12 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
13 Chains And Things
14 Ain't Nobody Home
15 I Like to Live the Love
16 Never Make A Move Too Soon
17 Better Not Look Down
18 There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
19 When Love Comes to Town - (7" Version)
20 Ten Long Years
21 I'll Survive
Product Attributes
Artist King,B. B.
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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