Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu May 28th 2015 5.00am–7.00am
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The Crusaders “Better Not Look Down”
from Royal Jam (MCA 1982) —Recorded Live at the Royal Festival Hall in London and featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - oh, and B.B. King on 6 of the 12 songs! B.B. worked quite a bit with the fellas from The Crusaders during the late '70s and through much of the '80s.
Jimmy Smith “Three O'clock Blues”
from Dot Com Blues (Verve Music Group 2000) —Organ master meets blues master - Jimmy and B.B. This album was recorded in 2000, and is one of Jimmy Smith's finest late-period recording. It really is a very fine album!
Gary Moore “Since I Met You Baby”
from After Hours (Virgin 1992) —A very cool up-tempo arrangement of this old standard, featuring B.B. on vocals and on guitar.
Larry Carlton “Blues for T.J.”
from Collection (grp 1990) —Written by Carlton and King, this instrumental features both guitarist playing for keeps. This was origianlly released on Carlton's "Friends" album.
B.B. King “Don't Answer the Door”
from Blues Is King (MCA 2002) —For my money, this 1967 small club live recording is my personal favorite of B.B.'s many live albums. Recorded in Chicago on November 5th, 1966.
Robert Lockwood Jr. “I Got To Find Me A Woman” (Verve 1998) —B.B. helps out his old friend Robert Lockwood here, laying in plenty of his trademark tasty guitar. One tune, 2 masters at work.
Albert Collins “Frosty”
from Collins Mix (virgin records 1993) —This re-recording of Collins' 1962 classic instrumental features nice give and take between Albert and his guest - Mr. B.B. King!
Bobby "Blue" Bland “Let The Good Times Roll”
from The Anthology (MCA 2001) —This duet was recorded in 1976, and was originally released as an ABC-Impulse single. Personally, I think both B.B. and Bobby were having a very good time - and remember, both men had deep, deep Memphis roots.
Dr. John “Hen Layin' Rooster”
from N'Awlinz Dis Dat Or D'Udda (EMI 2004) —This tune features B.B. singing a couple verses, and it also feature's Gatemouth Brown. Earl Palmer's on drums.
B.B. King “Miss Martha King”
from Bullet Records Blues (Blue Label/SPV 2007) —This was the A-side of B.B.'s 1st single, cut in Nashville for Bullet Records in 1949 when he was 23-24 years old. Tuff Green's band is heard, and B.B. was still a DJ at WDIA radio at that time.
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