Monday, December 8, 2014


So what's on the turntable today !??
It's B.B King's 1957 original first album on Bihari Brothers'"dime store" Crown label.This LP : "singin' the blues" is a compilation of singles issued on the RPM label.Despite their "cheap" production the B.B. King Crown albums became collectors' items due to the high quality of B.B.'s recordings and the eye-catching artwork."Singin' The Blues" was issued as Crown 5020 in the spring of 1957 and featured some of B.B.'s best-loved songs up to that point. The LP included four #1 R&B hits: '3 O'Clock Blues' and 'You Know I Love You' (1952), 'Please Love Me' (1953) and 'You Upset Me Baby' (1954); four other top ten hits; plus 'Blind Love' from 1953 and covers of Tampa Red's 'Crying Won't Help You' (1955) and Gatemouth Moore's 'Did You Ever Love A Woman' from 1956. To fill out the album, a superior alternate take of 'Sweet Little Angel' was added. "Singin' The Blues" issued in 1957 gave the first real indication that B.B. King was destined to be a major star......

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