B.B. King B.B. King Wails/My Kind Of Blues on 180g Import 2LP
B.B. King Wails, the blues legend's third Crown album was originally released in 1959 and later retitled I Love You So, offers a musical contrast. It was oriented towards a comparatively lavish big band sound, with an idiomatic ballad quotient and a stylish, uptown feel and diversity of mood. Its orchestration is more representative of B.B.'s highly regarded road band of the time. Though devoid of major hits, the album's impact can be heard via the excellent covers of "I've Got Papers On You Baby" and "The Woman I Love," while "Sweet Thing" is a worthy variation on "Sweet Sixteen."
My Kind Of Blues was issued on Crown the following year and emanated from a single session from March 1960 with legendary pianist Lloyd Glenn, Ralph Hamilton on bass and drummer Jesse Sailes providing spare but sympathetic backing. The minimalist backdrop and Glenn's empathy as the primary foil gives B.B. free rein as he soars from the elaborate solo introduction to "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" through an update of "My Own Fault," the shuffle "Mr Pawn Broker" and a program of mostly classic blues by Doctor Clayton, Cecil Gant, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Minnie and others.
Vinyl Passion is pleased to offer up the late great B.B. King's two classic Crown Records albums B.B. King Wails and My Kind Of Blues together in one handsome 180g 2LP package!