Genre: Blues
Label: Rumble
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


B.B. King The Blues Import LP

B.B. King

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Compiles Many Classic Sides from the 50s!

Originally released in 1958 on the legendary budget label Crown, The Blues compiles many of the classic '50s sides that B.B. King recorded for the Los Angeles-based labels RPM, Kent, and Modern. Mostly recorded in King's home base of Memphis, TN -- some of which were even recorded and produced by Sam Phillips of Sun Records fame -- these 12 sides are some of the most important and classic blues and R&B tracks of the 1950s. A true workhorse, King was often playing more than 300 concerts a year at this point in his career, and it shows in these performances where a tight band is led by one of the most practiced and technically-skilled guitarists of the era. King remains a huge influence on guitarists to this day and these recordings, from nearly 60 years ago, are a perfect example why.

"...[B.B. King's] RPM takes were the work of a man who already had an enviable command of his instrument and a real gift as a vocalist and songwriter, and though he would get better with time, The Blues demonstrates he was already near the top of his class." -Mark Deming,

• Vinyl LP
• Import

Side One:

1. Why Does Everything Happen To Me
2. Ruby Lee
3. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
4. Past Day
5. Boogie Woogie Woman
6. Early Every Morning
Side Two:
1. I Want to Get Married
2. That Ain't the Way to Do It
3. Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
4. Don't You Want A Man Like Me
5. You Know I Go for You
6. What Can I Do?

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