B.B. King’s Career Spanning 10 CD Boxed Set

Since B.B. King started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums. Born on September 16th, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. B.B. has one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. Now in his 80’s B.B. continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world.

This multi-format career retrospective is being released to celebrate his 50th Anniversary signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962. The 10 CD, 194 track collection chronicles his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album. Housed in a deluxe box including a 72 page silver gilded hardback book, featuring essays from Ashley Kahn and Dick Shurman. Also packed images and memorabilia, illustrating this incredible career. All assembled and engineered by the Grammy Award winning Bill Levenson and Andy Mckaie.


  • Two CDs chronicling his early years on Bullet, Modern/RPM and Kent/Crown Records
  • Eight CDs chronicling his recording achievements on ABC-Paramount, ABC Bluesway, ABC, ABC/Impulse, MCA and Geffen Records, as well as high profile collaborations
  • Highlights include key recordings from every ABC/MCA/Geffen era album
  • Rare, non-album singles
  • Rare album tracks
  • Rare “One Touch” EP tracks:
  • Collaborations with Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, U2, Robert Cray, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Moore, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and others.
  • Packaging to feature career spanning photos and memorabilia.

Track list as follows:

Disc 1
1.   Miss Martha King 2.   When Your Baby Packs Up And Goes 3.   Got The Blues 4.   Take A Swing With Me 5.   B.B. Boogie 6.   Don’t You Want A Man Like Me 7.   Fine Looking Woman 8.   She’s Dynamite 9.   3 O’Clock Blues 10.   That Ain’t The Way To Do It 11.   You Know I Love You 12.   Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone) 13.   Please Love Me 14.   Blind Love 15.   The Woman I Love 16.   Whole Lotta’ Love 17.   Everyday I Have The Blues Single Version 18.   Love You Baby 19.   When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer 20.   You Upset Me, Baby 1954 Version 21.   Sneakin’ Around 22.   Shut Your Mouth 23.   Boogie Rock 24.   Ten Long Years 25.   Crying Won’t Help You 26.   Bad Luck 27.   Troubles, Troubles, Troubles

Disc 2
1.   Sweet Little Angel 2.   Early In The Morning 3.   (I’m Gonna) Quit My Baby 4.   On My Word Of Honor 5.   Days Of Old 6.   Recession Blues 7.   Please Accept My Love 8. B.B. King, The Count Basie Orchestra Everyday I Have The Blues 9.   Precious Lord 10.   Sweet Sixteen Parts One & Two 11. B.B. King, The Duke Ellington Orchestra Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 12.   I’ll Survive 13.   (I’ve) Got A Right To Love My Baby 14.   It’s My Own Fault 15.   You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now 16.   Walking Dr. Bill 17.   Catfish Blues (Fishin’ After Me) 18.   Partin’ Time 19.   You’re Breaking My Heart 20.   Rock Me Baby 21.   Blue Shadows 22.   The Jungle 23.   That Evil Child

Disc 3
1.   You Ask Me Album Version 2.   I’m Gonna Sit In ‘Til You Give In Single Version 3.   Blues At Midnight Single Version 4.   My Baby’s Comin’ Home Single Version 5.   Chains Of Love Album Version 6.   Sneakin’ Around Single Version 7.   Slowly Losing My Mind Single Version 8.   How Blue Can You Get? Single Version 9.   And His Orchestra Whole Lotta Lovin’ 10.   I Wonder Why First Version 11.   Please Accept My Love 12.   Help The Poor Single Version 13.   Never Trust A Woman Single Version 14.   Worryin’ Blues 15.   Stop Leadin’ Me On Single Version 16.   Every Day I Have The Blues 1964/Live At The Regal Theater 17.   Sweet Little Angel 1964/Live At The Regal Theatre, Chicago 18.   It’s My Own Fault Live AT The Regal Theatre (Less Talking) 19.   How Blue Can You Get? Live (1964/Regal Theatre) 20.   Please Love Me 1964/Live At The Regal Theatre, Chicago 21.   Tired Of Your Jive Single Version 22.   All Over Again Single Version 23.   I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water Album Version 24.   Cherry Red Album Version 25.   You’re Still A Square 26.   Don’t Answer The Door Album Version 27.   Waitin’ On You Single Version 28.   Night Life Single Version

Disc 4
1.   Gambler’s Blues Live At The International Club, Chicago/1966 (Extended Version) 2.   Buzz Me 1966/Live At The International Club 3.   Sweet Sixteen, Parts 1 & 2 1966/Live At The International Club, Chicago 4.   Think It Over Single Version 5.   I Done Got Wise Album Version 6.   Worried Dream 7.   Paying The Cost To Be The Boss Album Version 8.   I’m Gonna Do What They Do To Me Album Version 9.   Dance With Me Album Version 10.   Lucille Album Version 11.   Watch Yourself Album Version 12.   You Put It On Me Album Version 13.   Messy But Good Album Version 14.   Get Myself Somebody Single Version 15.   My Mood Live (Village Gate) 16.   I Want You So Bad Album Version 17.   Get Off My Back Woman Album Version 18.   Why I Sing The Blues Album Version

Disc 5
1.   The Thrill Is Gone 2.   Confessin’ The Blues Album Version 3.   So Excited Album Version 4.   No Good Album Version 5.   Go Underground Album Version 6.   Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Album Version 7.   Chains And Things Single Version 8. Leon Russell, B.B. King Ask Me No Questions Single Version 9.   Hummingbird Album Version 10.   Every Day I Have The Blues Live (Cook County Jail) 11.   How Blue Can You Get? Live At Cook County Jail, Chicago/1971 12.   Worry, Worry 1970/Live In Cook County Jail 13.   Sweet Sixteen Live At Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan/1971 14.   Eyesight To The Blind Live At Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan/1971 15.   Niji Baby Live At Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan/1971 16.   The Thrill Is Gone Live At Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan/1971

Disc 6
1.   I Got Some Help I Don’t Need Pre-Overdub Version 2.   Blue Shadows Album Version 3.   Ghetto Woman Single Version 4.   Ain’t Nobody Home Single Version 5.   Guess Who 6.   Five Long Years Album Version 7.   I Like To Live The Love Single Version 8.   To Know You Is To Love You Album Version 9.   Philadelphia 10. B.B. King, Bobby Bland Three O’ Clock Blues Live 11.   Lucille Talks Back Album Version 12.   Reconsider Baby 13.   Don’t Make Me Pay For His Mistakes Album Version 14. B.B. King, Bobby Bland Let The Good Times Roll Live At Coconut Grove/Single Version 15.   Don’t You Lie To Me Album Version 16.   Mother Fuyer Album Version 17.   The Same Love That Made Me

Disc 7
1.   When It All Comes Down (I’ll Still Be Around) Album Version 2. The Crusaders, B.B. King Hold On (I Feel Our Love Is Changing) Album Version 3.   Never Make A Move Too Soon Album Version 4.   Better Not Look Down Single Version 5.   Happy Birthday Blues Single Version 6.   I’ve Always Been Lonely Album Version 7.   Caldonia 1979/Live At Ole Miss 8.   I Got Some Outside Help (I Don’t Really Need) Live (Ole Miss) 9.   Life Ain’t Nothing But A Party Album Version 10.   The Victim Album Version 11.   There Must Be A Better World Somewhere Album Version 12.   Nightlife / Please Send Me Someone To Love 13.   Inflation Blues Album Version 14.   Sell My Monkey 15.   Darlin’ You Know I Love You Album Version 16.   Make Love To Me Album Version

Disc 8
1.   Into The Night Into The Night/Soundtrack Version 2.   Six Silver Strings Album Version 3. U2, B.B. King When Love Comes To Town Album Version 4.   Standing On The Edge Album Version 5.   Lay Another Log On The Fire Album Version 6.   Take Off Your Shoes Album Version 7.   Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Live (San Quentin) 8. B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt Right Place, Wrong Time 9.   All Over Again Live (Apollo Theater) 10.   I’m Moving On Album Version 11.   Back In L.A. Album Version 12.   Fool Me Once Album Version 13.   There Is Always One More Time Album Version 14.   Monday Morning Blues (Blues For Mr. G.) 15. Gary Moore Since I Met You Baby (Live)

Disc 9
1. B.B. King, Robert Cray Playin’ With My Friends Album Version 2. Etta James, B.B. King There’s Something On Your Mind Album Version 3.   I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood / Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Album Version 4. Diane Schuur, B.B. King You Don’t Know Me Album Version 5. B.B. King, GRP All-Star Big Band Stormy Monday Blues 6.   Rock Me Baby 1994/Live At The Rosengarten 7. Marty Stuart, B.B. King Confessin’ The Blues Album Version 8. B.B. King, The Rolling Stones Paying The Cost To Be The Boss Album Version 9.   Blues Man Album Version 10.   Bad Case Of Love Album Version 11.   Blues Boys Tune Album Version 12.   I’ll Survive Album Version 13.   Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Album Version 14.   I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 1999 Album Version 15.   Ain’t That Just Like A Woman Album Version 16.   Caldonia Album Version

Disc 10
1. B.B. King, Eric Clapton Ten Long Years 2. Eric Clapton, B.B. King Key to The Highway Album Version 3.   I Got To Leave This Woman Album Version 4.   Monday Woman Album Version 5.   Don’t Go No Farther Album Version 6.   You’re On Top Album Version 7.   Back Door Santa 8.   Exactly Like You Album Version 9. Ray Charles, B.B. King Sinner’s Prayer 10. B.B. King, Van Morrison Early In The Morning 11. B.B. King, Elton John Rock This House 12.   You Have a Way 13.   Everybody Loves You 14.   Key To The Highway 2006/Live in Tennessee 15.   Midnight Blues 16.   Get These Blues Off Me 17.   See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 18.   Waiting For Your Call 19.   Haunted House

To learn more about this 10 CD Box Set and a 4CD “slimmed down” set – and how to buy them click on the image above.

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