1971 B.B. King – B.B. King In London

B.B. King In London is the nineteenth studio album by B.B. King, recorded in London in 1971. He is accompanied by US session musicians and various British rock- and R&B musicians, including Ringo Starr, Alexis Korner and Gary Wright, as well as members of Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, and Jerry Shirley.

The album was released in the United Kingdom on November 19, 1971 in order to coincide with the first date of King’s tour of the country.

Wright and his female companion Fritz started a short-lived blues-based band Sunrise which came to an end after Wright’s untimely death in a car accident in 1974. Sunrise also included session blues guitarist Paul Asbell. John Lennon had announced that he would perform on some of the tracks, but ended up having no involvement with the album.

Tracks

1  Caldonia (Fleecie Moore) 03:58
2  Blue Shadows (Lloyd Glenn) 05:09
3  Alexis’ Boogie (Alexis Korner) 03:29
4  We Can’t Agree (Louis Jordan; Wilhelmina Gray) 04:45
5  Ghetto Woman (B.B. King; Dave Clark) 05:13
6  Wet Hayshark (Gary Wright) 02:28
7  Part Time Love (Clay Hammond) 03:15
8  Power Of The Blues (Pete Wingfield) 02:21
9  Ain’t Nobody Home (Jerry Ragovoy) 03:14

Musicians

1 Caldonia

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarPeter Green
Electric PianoRick Wright
OrganGary Wright
HarmonicaDuster Bennett
ClarinetBill Perkins
SaxBill Perkins
SaxBobby Keys
TromboneChuck Findley
TrumpetJim Price
TrumpetOllie Mitchell
VocalsB.B. King


2 Blue Shadows

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarJohn Uribe
Electric PianoGary Wright
OrganSteve Winwood
VocalsB.B. King


3 Alexis’ Boogie

BassGreg Ridley
DrumsJerry Shirley
Acoustic GuitarB.B. King
Acoustic GuitarAlexis Korner
HarmonicaSteve Marriott


4 We Can’t Agree

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarJohn Uribe
Electric PianoGary Wright
OrganSteve Winwood
VocalsB.B. King


5 Ghetto Woman

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarMac Rebennack
Electric PianoJim Price
PianoGary Wright
VocalsB.B. King


6 Wet Hayshark

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarB.B. King
PianoGary Wright
SaxBobby Keys
TrumpetJim Price


7 Part Time Love

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarB.B. King
OrganGary Wright
SaxBobby Keys
TrumpetJim Price
VocalsB.B. King


8 Power Of The Blues

BassJohn Best
DrumsBarry Ford
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarPaul Butler
PianoPete Wingfield
VocalsB.B. King


9 Ain’t Nobody Home

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarB.B. King
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarJohn Uribe
OrganGary Wright
PianoJerry Ragovoy
SaxBobby Keys
TromboneJim Price
TrumpetJim Price
Background VocalsCarl Hall
Background VocalsJo Armstead
Background VocalsTasha Thomas
VocalsB.B. King

 

Liner Notes

Producer – Ed Michel, Joe Zagarino
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jim Price (Track 9)
Conductor – Jimmie Haskell (Track 5)
Engineer – Joe Zagarino
Engineer (Assistant) – Baker Bigsby, Chris Kimsey, Eddie James, Joe Venneri, John Stronach, Lee Kiefer, Pete Booth, Phillip Holland, Rufus Cartwright, Tom Brown

Design – George Whiteman
Photography – Keith Morris

Mastered At Artisan Sound Recorders
Overdubbed At The Village Recorder
Overdubbed At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Overdubbed At The Hit Factory
Recorded At Olympic Studios
Recorded At Command Studios
Copyright (c) ABC Records, Inc