B.B. King

Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early '50s Classics

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20 killer tracks from B.B. King's 1950s heyday, including quite a few alternate takes and a few tough-to-locate items ("Bye Bye Baby," "Dark Is the Night," "Jump with You Baby"). Many of the titles are familiar ones -- "Woke Up This Morning," "Every Day (I Have the Blues)," "Please Love Me," "Whole Lotta Love" -- but often as not, compiler Ray Topping unearthed contrasting versions from the same sessions that shed new, fascinating light on King's studio techniques.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:30 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:13 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:37 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
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