- Released: August 26, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: EMI Music Special Markets 18089 (1994)
Description by OLDIES.com:
B.B. King is the reigning 'King of the Blues' and among the greatest guitarists of the modern era. Here is a sample of his best recordings including the hits "Everyday (I Have The Blues)", "Sweet Little Angel" and "Crying Won't Help You".
- 1.Everyday (I Have The Blues)
- 2.Three O' Clock Blues
- 3.When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
- 4.Why I Sing The Blues
- 5.A Whole Lot Of Lovin'
- 6.You Upset Me Baby
- 7.Sweet Little Angel
- 8.Ain't That Just Like A Woman
- 9.Crying Won't Help You
- 10.You Don't Know
There's no shortage of albums in this world entitled either THE BEST OF B.B. KING or some variation thereof. Fortunately, the inestimably influential blues guitarist has a colossal and consistently impressive discography that warrants a couple of dozen best-of compilations.
At 10 tracks, EMI's 2006 collection is a basic primer on King, featuring a full roster of the legendary performer's straightforward, soulful vocals and smooth, perfectly phrased fret work. There's no "The Thrill Is Gone" or "Caldonia" here, but King's take on "Everyday (I Have the Blues)" and the smooth swing of "Why I Sing the Blues" more than compensate. The lack of liner notes and recording information will frustrate some listeners, but it won't detract from the excellent music on offer.