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B.B. King: Here & There

The Uncollected B.B. King

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2001 B.B. King compilation, with credits to Robbie Robertson for piano and production on the track "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)," from the King of Comedy soundtrack.

Ever since John Lee Hooker's The Healer the record industry favored teaming up veteran artists with hot-shot contemporary artists, or at least pairing that veteran with another veteran of equal stature. Of course, duets albums were not rare prior to that - BB King, for example, often recorded with Bobby Blue Bland, and teaming hot acts has been standard since the beginning of the business - but the calculated superstar duets albums proliferated, along with tribute albums, and reliable artists like BB King started to appear on tons of albums. Hip-O's 2001 compilation Here & There: The Uncollected BB King gathers up 11 of these performances (several, it should be noted, are for records now owned by Universal), and while this is hardly complete (although it does have a couple of items for collectors - the previously unreleased "Yes Man" and the unavailable in the States "All You Ever Give Me is the Blues," both from a Vernon Ried & Jon Tiven-produced session; they're the best things here, by the way, the hardest-driving cuts here), it is enough to let you know that these performances aren't worth seeking out. BB is professional as always and he turns in professional, deliberately classy performances that are fin, but just not that interesting. It will fill in some holes in a BB King collection, but the kind of fan that collects the best of BB will sleep easy without this in their collection.
--Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All-Music Guide

Tracks

  1. Caught a Touch of Your Love (Best/Bickhardt/Keller)
  2. Monday Morning Blues (DeVuono/Koldenhoven)
  3. All You Ever Give Me Is the Blues (Nicholson/Tiven/Tiven)
  4. Frosty (Collins)
  5. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness (If I Do) (Grainger/Robbins)
  6. Six Pack (Burton)
  7. Three O'Clock Blues [#] (Bihari/King)
  8. Yes Man (Reale/Tiven/Tiven)
  9. The Thrill Is Gone (Darnell/Hawkins)
  10. Get You Next to Me (Adams/Jennings)
  11. Stormy Monday Blues (Walker)

Credits

  • Willie Nelson - Guitar, Vocals
  • Robbie Robertson - Piano, Producer
  • Bob Berg - Sax (Tenor)
  • Gary Burton - Producer, Vibraphone
  • Jack DeJohnette - Drums
  • Pat Metheny - Producer
  • Bob Mintzer - Saxophone
  • John Patitucci - Bass
  • Nelson Rangell - Saxophone
  • Arturo Sandoval - Trumpet
  • John Scofield - Guitar
  • Tom Scott - Saxophone
  • Arthur Adams - Guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • Paul Shaffer - Organ, Piano
  • Jim Keltner - Drums
  • Ramsey Lewis - Piano
  • Gerald Veasley - Bass
  • Michael Abene - Producer
  • Marty Binder - Drums
  • Jon Blondell - Bass
  • Randy Brecker - Trumpet
  • Dr. George Butler - Producer
  • William Calhoun - Drums
  • Brad Cole - Synthesizer
  • Keith Crossan - Saxophone
  • Cal David - Guitar
  • Marcel East - Producer
  • Chuck Findley - Trumpet
  • Mike Fink - Design
  • Freddy Joe Fletcher - Producer
  • Jim Gaines - Producer
  • Johnny B. Gayden - Bass
  • Paul Griffin - Keyboards
  • Michael Hill - Guitar
  • Steve Howard - Trumpet
  • Neil Hubbard - Guitar
  • B.B. King - Guitar, Vocals
  • Will Lee - Bass, Percussion
  • Eric Marienthal - Saxophone
  • Reggie McBride - Bass
  • Andy McKaie - Compilation, Compilation Producer
  • Coco Montoya - Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Derek O'Brien - Guitar, Producer
  • Riley Osbourne - Organ, Piano
  • Pino Palladino - Guitar (Bass)
  • Tom Poole - Trumpet
  • John Porter - Guitar
  • Hense Powell - Keyboards
  • George Rains - Drums
  • Vernon Reid - Producer
  • Jeff Robbins - Saxophone
  • Chris Stainton - Piano
  • Richard Lee Steacker - Guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
  • Jon Tiven - Guitar, Producer
  • Grover Washington, Jr. - Saxophone, Producer
  • Darryl Washington - Drums
  • Ernie Watts - Saxophone
  • Dave Weckl - Drums
  • Ernest Williamson - Organ
  • Lisa Fisher - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Bill Dahl - Liner Notes
  • Sally Tiven - Guitar
  • Kevin Westenberg - Photography
  • Erick Labson - Digital Remastering
  • Dana Smart - Assistant Producer
  • James Lloyd - Keyboards
  • Cesar Vera - Photography
  • Andy Newark - Drums
  • Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. - Bass
  • Pat Lawrence - Executive Producer
  • Jo Smith - Saxophone
  • Michael "Mick" Wilson - Photography

B.B. King - Here & There: The Uncollected B.B. King - 2001 - Hip-O 556307


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