B.B. King Sings Spirituals

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  • Released: February 27, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Ace Records Uk


  • 1.Precious Lord
  • 2.Save A Seat For Me
  • 3.Ole Time Religion
  • 4.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 5.Servant's Prayer
  • 6.Jesus Gave Me Water
  • 7.I Never Heard A Man
  • 8.Army Of The Lord
  • 9.I Am Willing To Run All The Way
  • 10.I'm Working On The Building
  • 11.Loney Lover's Plea, A - (bonus)
  • 12.I Am - (bonus)
  • 13.Key To My Kingdom, The - (bonus)
  • 14.Story From My Heart & Soul - (bonus)
  • 15.In The Middle Of An Island - (bonus)
  • 16.Sixteen Tons - (bonus)
  • 17.Precious Lord - (bonus)
  • 18.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - (alternate take, bonus)

Product Description:

Recorded in Hollywood, California in 1959. Includes liner notes by Frank Evans and Neil Slaven.
Most people think of King in terms of the image he presents on stage, a rambunctious, hard-living cosmopolitan bluesman, full of grit and gusto. What this assessment leaves out however, is the Gospel music that influenced King early on and is an essential element in his musical roots. This 1959 recording, then, is more of a return to the fold than some left-field departure into unfamiliar territory. SPIRITUALS is probably unique in King's catalogue, in that he doesn't play a lick of guitar on the whole thing. These aren't blues adaptations of spiritual tunes, but traditional Gospel treatments, featuring organ and piano in the classic style. From "Save a Seat For Me" to "Army Of the Lord," King's big, warm voice is full of emotion and commitment. The bluesman acquits himself admirably as a full-bodied singer of spirituals, prompting listeners to wonder what might have happened if he had gone down the Gospel road full-time.

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  • UPC: 029667017428
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