B.B. King

Paying the Cost to Be the Boss

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Blues on Top of the Blues 1968 Beat Goes On 2:35
His Best: The Electric B.B. King 1968 Geffen / MCA 2:33
Back in the Alley 1970 MCA 2:32
Great Moments with B.B. King 1981 MCA 2:34
Sound of Jazz 1988
Various Artists
Cleo 6:19
Got My Mojo Working 1989 Universal Special Products 2:34
Blues 'n' Jazz/Electric B.B. King 1990 MCA
No Image 1991 Image Entertainment
No Image 1992 MCA
King of the Blues [Box] 1992 MCA 2:33
Everyday I Have the Blues [Eclipse] 1994 Eclipse Music Group 2:35
How Blue Can You Get [Retro] 1995 St. Clair / Prime Cuts 2:39
Blues Legends [Boxsets 1995] 1995
Various Artists
St. Clair / Boxsets 2:36
No Image 1995
Various Artists
America's Music
Catfish Blues 1995 Biton Handels / Drive (import) 4:55
B.B. King & Friends [Allegro] 1995 Spotlite 6:22
A Blues Night 1996 Hollywood 4:55
Collection [Boxsets] 1996 Boxsets 2:39
Blues Classics [MCA] 1996
Various Artists
MCA 2:34
Blues Collection: 100 Blues Hits 1996
Various Artists
Madacy 2:50
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss 1997 Laserlight 2:39
Original Blues Masters 1997 St. Clair / Boxsets 2:36
Blues Collection 1997 Galaxy Music 4:02
Deuces Wild 1997 MCA 3:35
The Best of the Blues [Excelsior] 1997
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:50
Greatest Hits [MCA] 1998 Geffen / MCA 2:36
Blues: Gold Collection 1998
Various Artists
Fine Tune 6:19
B.B.'s Boogie 1998 Mastertone 2:34
Guitar Legends 1998 St. Clair 2:39
The Blues Box [Excelsior] 1998
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings 2:33
Collection [Madacy] 1999 Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:35
Classic Blues, Vol. 1 [Platinum] 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 2:36
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of B.B. King 1999 Geffen / MCA 2:35
Move to the Groove 1999 Jazz Time Records 6:17
His Definitive Greatest Hits 1999 Interscope 2:32
Universal Masters Collection 2000 Universal 2:35
High Profile 2000 Direct Source 2:40
Midnight Blues [Direct Source] 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:37
Dueling Blues 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:39
Shades of Blues 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:37
Shades of Blue [Direct Source] 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:37
The Thrill is Gone [Legend] 2000 Legend 2:39
20 Golden Classics 2000 Cleopatra / Golden Music 2:38
Forever Gold [2 CD] 2000 St. Clair 2:39
The Anthology 2000 MCA 2:34
Best of Blues [Madacy Box Set] 2000
Various Artists
Madacy 6:23
Best of Blues, Vol. 1 [Madacy] 2000
Various Artists
Madacy 6:23
The Gold Collection: History of the Blues from Aco 2001
Various Artists
Fine Tune 6:10
How Blue Can You Get [Direct Source] 2001 Direct Source 2:38
The Signature Series 2001 Direct Source 2:38
Gold Collection [Fine Tune] 2001 Fine Tune 6:11
Gold Collection [Retro] 2001 Retro Records 5:48
Classic Blues [Platinum Box Set] 2001
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 2:36
Blues Legends [Boxsets 2002] 2002
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:39
B.B. Boogie 2002 Orpheus Records 2:38
B.B. King [Delta] 2002 Delta Distribution 0:00
Greatest Hits [Universal Japan] 2002 Geffen 2:36
Black Jack 21 Essential Classics 2003 Cleopatra / Stardust Records 2:38
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues 2003 Hipo 2:35
Back 2 Back: The Ultimate Collection 2004 Double Play Records 2:38
Anthology: Sound+Vision [2 CD & DVD] 2004 MCA / Geffen 2:34
The Ultimate Collection 2005 Geffen 2:33
The Blues Biography 2006 United Multimedia / United Multi Consign 2:37
Gold 2006 Geffen 2:34
Playlist Plus 2008 Geffen 2:33
Classics 2008 ITC Masters / Intercontinental Records 2:38
Favorites 2008 Geffen 2:33
The Complete Collection 2008 Geffen 2:33
Collector's Edition [Madacy] 2008 Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:34
Blues: Definitive Collection 2009
Various Artists
Music Brokers 2:38
Icon 2 2011 Geffen 2:33
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. B.B. King 2012 Universal 2:35
The Life of Riley [The Soundtrack] 2012 Geffen 2:35
Blues Gold [Universal]
Various Artists
Universal 2:35
No Image Trace Records 3:57
The Best of B.B. King: Green Series Strategic Marketing 2:34