Eric Clapton And B.B. King Riding With The King on 180g 2LP
2001 Grammy Award Winner for Best Traditional Blues Album
Cut from the Original Masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
When it comes to the greatest rockin' bluesmen in history, at the top of the electrified traditional list is B.B. King and at the top of the contemporary list is Eric Clapton. In late 2000, Riding With The King brought the two living legends together for an entire album for the first time. The result debuted at #3 pop, won the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album and went double platinum.
Featuring 12 consummate blues numbers chosen and arranged by Clapton and co-produced with Simon Climie, the dynamic duo is also joined by a substantial supporting cast here that includes the likes of Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Andy Fairweather Low (guitar), Jimmie Vaughan (guitar), Joe Sample (keyboards), Tim Carmon (organ), Nathan East (bass) and Steve Gadd (drums) among others.
Clapton pays his respects to B.B. on the blues icon's vintage classics "Ten Long Years," "Three O'Clock Blues," "Days of Old," and "When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer" while the remainder of the triumphant set is comprised of the John Hiatt-penned title track and a selection of well-suited standards like "Keys to the Highway," "Worried Life Blues," "Hold on I'm Coming" and "Come Rain or Come Shine." When it comes to rockin' blues, Riding With The King is as good as it gets!
Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals)
B. B. King (guitar, vocals)
Andy Fairweather Low (guitar)
Jimmie Vaughan (guitar)
Doyle Bramhall (guitar, backing vocals)
Nathan East (bass)
Steve Gadd (drums)
Joe Sample (keyboards)
Timi Carmon (organ)
Susannah Melvoin (backing vocals)
Wendy Melvoin (backing vocals)
Eric Clapton And B.B. King Riding With The King Track Listing:
1. Riding with the King
2. Ten Long Years
3. Key to the Highway
4. Marry You
5. Three O'Clock Blues
6. Help the Poor
7. I Wanna Be
8. Worried Life Blues
9. Days of Old
10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
11. Hold On, I'm Comin'
12. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)