Tracklist

CD 1: 1949-1966
# Title Rating Length
1 Miss Martha King
2:44
2 She's Dynamite
2:31
3 Three O'Clock Blues
3:02
4 Please Love Me
2:48
5 You Upset Me Baby
3:02
6 Everyday I Have the Blues
2:49
7 Rock Me Baby
3:03
8 Recession Blues
2:21
9 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3:16
10 I'm Gonna Sit In 'Til You Give In
2:13
11 Blues at Midnight
3:00
12 Sneakin' Around
2:07
13 My Baby's Comin' Home
2:09
14 Slowly Losing My Mind
2:32
15 How Blue Can You Get
2:42
16 Rockin' Awhile
2:44
17 Help the Poor
2:39
18 Stop Leadin' Me On
2:22
19 Never Trust a Woman
2:37
20 Sweet Little Angel
3:50
21 All Over Again
2:36
22 Sloppy Drunk
3:11
23 Don't Answer the Door, Parts One and Two
5:11
24 I Done Got Wise
2:21
25 Think It Over
2:51
26 Gambler's Blues
3:17
CD 2: 1966-1969
# Title Rating Length
1 Goin' Down Slow (live)
6:31
2 Tired of Your Jive (live)
3:32
3 Sweet Sixteen, Parts One and Two (live)
6:11
4 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
2:34
5 I'm Gonna Do What They Do to Me
2:44
6 Lucille
10:16
7 Watch Yourself
5:49
8 You Put It on Me
2:47
9 Get Myself Somebody
2:36
10 I Want You So Bad
4:14
11 Why I Sing the Blues
8:36
12 Get Off My Back Woman
3:15
13 Please Accept My Love (live)
2:47
14 Fools Get Wise
2:39
15 No Good
4:36
16 So Excited
5:36
CD 3: 1969-1975
# Title Rating Length
1 The Thrill Is Gone
5 5:27
2 Confessin' the Blues
4:57
3 Nobody Loves Me but My Mother
1:29
4 Hummingbird
4:39
5 Ask Me No Questions
3:09
6 Chains and Things
4:55
7 Eyesight to the Blind
4:08
8 Niji Baby
6:27
9 Blue Shadows
5:09
10 Ghetto Woman
5:15
11 Ain't Nobody Home
3:13
12 I Got Some Help I Don't Need (single edit)
3:26
13 Five Long Years
5:13
14 To Know You Is to Love You
8:34
15 I Like to Live the Love
3:28
16 Don't Make Me Pay for His Mistakes
3:14
CD 4: 1976-1991
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let the Good Times Roll
B.B. King feat. Bobby Bland 5:34
2 Don't You Lie to Me
B.B. King 6:09
3 Mother Fuyer
B.B. King 3:06
4 Never Make a Move Too Soon
B.B. King feat. The Crusaders 5:30
5 When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)
B.B. King 4:13
6 Better Not Look Down
B.B. King 3:23
7 Caldonia
B.B. King 2:49
8 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
B.B. King feat. Dr. John 3:46
9 Play With Your Poodle (solo)
B.B. King 0:55
10 Darlin' You Know I Love You
B.B. King 4:47
11 Inflation Blues
B.B. King 4:16
12 Make Love to Me
B.B. King 1:47
13 Into the Night
B.B. King 4:13
14 Six Silver Strings
B.B. King 4:19
15 When Love Comes to Town (7" mix)
B.B. King feat. U2 3:30
16 Right Time, Wrong Place
B.B. King feat. Bonnie Raitt 4:03
17 Many Miles Travelled
B.B. King 4:01
18 I'm Moving On
B.B. King 4:11
19 Since I Met You Baby
B.B. King feat. Gary Moore 2:52

Credits

CD 1: 1949-1966

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1964-11-21) (track 20)
bass guitar:
Leo Lauchie (1964-11-21) (track 20)
trumpet:
Kenny Sands (1964-11-21) (track 20)
drums:
Sonny Freeman (1964-11-21) (track 20)
organ:
Duke Jethro (1964-11-21) (track 20)
guitar:
B.B. King (1964-11-21) (track 20)
tenor saxophone:
Johnny Board (1964-11-21) (track 20)
Bobby Forte (1964-11-21) (track 20)
composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 9)
B.B. King (track 8)
lyricist:
B.B. King (track 8)
vocals:
B.B. King (1964-11-21) (track 20)
writer:
Lowell Fulson (track 3)
B.B. King (tracks 4–5, 20)
Jules Taub (tracks 4–5, 20)
publisher:
Intersong Music (track 5)
arrangements:
You Upset Me Baby (track 5)
cover recording of:
Blues at Midnight (track 11)
Never No Lament (track 9)
later versions:
live recording of:
Sweet Little Angel (1964-11-21) (track 20)
recording of:
Please Love Me (track 4)
Recession Blues (track 8)
Three O'Clock Blues (First recorded in 1946) (track 3)
You Upset Me Baby (track 5)

CD 2: 1966-1969

cover recording of:
Watch Yourself (track 7)

CD 3: 1969-1975

bass guitar:
Klaus Voormann (track 10)
drums:
Jim Gordon (Drummer (Derek and the Dominos)) (track 10)
Ringo Starr (track 10)
guitar:
B.B. King (track 10)
Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John) (track 10)
electric piano:
Jim Price (horn session musician) (track 10)
piano:
Gary Wright (US singer/keyboardist) (track 10)
composer:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 7)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 11)
lyricist:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 7)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 11)
performer:
Stevie Wonder (track 14)
vocals:
B.B. King (track 10)
writer:
Dave Clark (record promoter and musical consultant who worked with B.B. King) (track 10)
B.B. King (track 10)
Rick Darnell (1951) (track 1)
Roy Hawkins (1951) (track 1)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 7)
remasters:
sampled by:
m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar feat. MC Eiht (track 6)
cover recording of:
recording of:
Ain’t Nobody Home (track 11)
Ghetto Woman (track 10)
The Thrill Is Gone (1951 blues song) (track 1)

CD 4: 1976-1991

composer:
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 15)
Fleecy Moore (1946) (track 1)
Sam Theard (1946) (track 1)
lyricist:
Bono (singer of U2) (track 15)
Fleecy Moore (1946) (track 1)
Sam Theard (1946) (track 1)
performer:
The Crusaders (US jazz group) (track 6)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 19)
Bonnie Raitt (track 16)
later translated versions:
recording of:

Release

ASIN: US: B000002OMC [info]

Release Group

Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000088780 [info]
Wikidata: Q3197058 [info]
Wikipedia: en: King of the Blues [info]