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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King


Download links and information about Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King by B. B. King. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:37 minutes.

Artist: B. B. King
Release date: 2003
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:37
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No. Title Length
1. Sneakin' Around 2:06
2. How Blue Can You Get? 2:41
3. Don't Answer the Door 5:09
4. Paying the Cost to Be the Boss 2:33
5. The Thrill Is Gone 5:25
6. Ain't Nobody Home 3:15
7. Don't You Lie to Me 6:12
8. Inflation Blues 4:12
9. Playin' With My Friends 5:13
10. I'll Survive 4:51



Issued as part of a series in conjunction with the major television documentary series The Blues, this is a hop-skip-jump 12-song compilation of tracks spanning nearly half a century, from the early '50s to the late '90s. For a man whose prolific career has actually been the subject of more than one box set, it's a rather skimpy overview. Still, the kind of listeners who buy this sort of thing aren't looking for box sets, but for a sampler or introductory portal. What's here is certainly worthy, including his 1950s hits "Three O'Clock Blues" and "Every Day (I Have the Blues)"; a few of his more fully produced, brassy 1960s ABC sides; the 1969 breakthrough pop hit "The Thrill Is Gone"; and just three post-1976 tracks, one of which ("Playin' With My Friends") features Robert Cray as co-lead vocalist and guitarist. "Sweet Sixteen," "Sweet Little Angel," and "Rock Me Baby" are just a few of the substantial hits conspicuous by their absence. There's something to be said for a single-disc King anthology that cross-licenses from throughout his career, but the best compilations focusing on specific eras of his work give a much better idea of his scope and depth.