Ultimate Collection - (Import CD)
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- Regional Collections
- Mono / Stereo
- Sid Feller; Johnny Pate; Lou Zito; Andy McKaie (Compilation)
- The Ultimate Collection
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.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- B.B. King
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Three O'Clock Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Please Love Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] You Upset Me Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sweet Sixteen, Parts One & Two
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rock Me Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] How Blue Can You Get?
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Every Day I Have the Blues - (live, live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Sweet Little Angel - (live, live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Don't Answer the Door
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Thrill Is Gone, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Chains and Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Ain't Nobody Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] I Like to Live the Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Never Make a Move Too Soon
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Better Not Look Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] When Love Comes to Town - (7" Version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Ten Long Years
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] I'll Survive
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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