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The Best of the Kent Singles 1958-1971 [CD]

B.B. King Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B00004TA50
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,556 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Why Do Everything Happen To Me 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Days Of Old 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. You've Been An Angel 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Please Accept My Love 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sugar Mama 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mean Ole Frisco 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sweet Sixteen Pts 1 & 2 6:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I've Got A Right To Love My Baby 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Partin' Time 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Walkin' Dr Bill aka Gotta Find My Baby 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Peace Of Mind 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Someday 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Sometime Baby 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Gonna Miss You Around Here 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Reward 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rock Me Baby 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Beautician Blues 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Blue Shadows 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Eyesight To The Blind 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Five Long Years 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. It's A Mean World aka Mean Old World 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Jungle 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Worry, Worry, Worry 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Your Fool 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. That Evil Child 3:520.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

(1958-62 'Kent Records') (76:51/25)Medium 1
  1. Why Does Everything Happen To Me
  2. Days Of Old
  3. You've Been An Angel
  4. Please Accept My Love
  5. Sugar Mama
  6. Mean Ole Frisco
  7. Sweet Sixteen (parts 1 & 2)
  8. I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
  9. Partin' Time
  10. Walkin' Dr. Bill
  11. Peace Of Mind
  12. Someday
  13. My Sometime Baby
  14. Gonna Miss You Around Here
  15. My Reward
  16. Rock Me Baby
  17. Beautician Blues
  18. Blue Shadows
  19. Eyesight To The Blind
  20. Five Long Years
  21. It's A Mean World
  22. The Jungle
  23. Worry, Worry, Worry
  24. Your Fool
  25. That Evil Child

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blues Boy's Best period???? 17 Feb 2005
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There is always going to be a dispute about what period or label was B.B's best.Well for me this is THE album that is B.B at the top of his form.The voice is ,bluesy and soulful.His guitar licks are the trademark King but played with an extraordinary clarity and the back up bands are tight and sympathetic,especially those with Lloyd Glenn's rolling piano riffs.Other names in the pack include Maxwell Davis arrangements and Pluma Davis trombone,as well as many of his touring band.Inevitably there are a few second rate cuts here,like some of the string backed ballads but more than compensated by ''Walkin Dr Bill'' ''Rock me Baby'',a rollicking ''Eyesight to the Blind'' and a humorous sly sexy ''Beautician Blues''
The final track cut in '71 is an amazingly dark and brooding song called ''Evil Child'' all minor key melancholy and blues strings like a precursor arrangement for ''The Thrill is Gone''
This is a ''must have'' for any blues afficionado.
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4.0 out of 5 stars BB in a mixed bag of styles 1 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
On the Ace Records website is a story centering around a jukebox in a Soul Food restaurant in Detroit in the early 1970's. The artist with the most 45's in the box was BB King, and most of those were his Kent cuts. That was enough of a recommendation to make me buy this CD. These recordings cover a range of styles from straight rocking R&B, slow blues and string laden ballads. Fans of the tougher Chess/Chicago sound might find some selections ('Peace Of Mind') to 'pop', and to my ears a little bland, but if you have a broad taste for the blues you won't fail to enjoy this comp. The usual high Ace standards are here: excellent sound quality and sleeve notes, plenty of nice label scans in the booklet to enjoy. It includes the full 6min 10 part 1 & 2 mix of 'Sweet Sixteen', the rocking 'Beautician Blues' but all the tracks are winners. A good intro to BB's varied styles.
*Its worth pointing out that these tracks were recorded up to 1962 then released during the next 10 years, after BB had left to go to ABC.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Second Half of King's Stay at Kent 1 Jan 2001
By Steve Vrana - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Look closely at the album art. This is the U.K.'s ACE Records' release of B.B. King's pre-MCA recordings, including 25 of his Kent singles. Among his R&B hits were "Please Accept My Love," "Sweet Sixteen" and "Partin' Time." In 1962 King left the small Kent label for the larger ABC label, but Kent kept releasing King's music for nearly a decade. In fact, his first Top 40 pop crossover came in 1964 when "Rock Me Baby" reached No. 34. Other Kent singles that dented the pop charts included "Beautician Blues" (No. 82), "Blue Shadows" (No. 97) and "The Jungle" (No. 94). The only thing that keeps this from being a five-star effort is that the collection starts in 1958, instead of 1951. So you miss out on songs like "Three O'Clock Blues," "You Know I love You," "Woke Up This Morning" and "Sweet Little Angel." [To get those songs, pick up on Flair's two-fer Singin' the Blues/The Blues--King's first two albums for Kent.] So if you're looking for a generous sampling of the second half of King's tenure at Kent, this album fits the bill nicely. RECOMMENDED
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 TRACKS AND B.B. KING'S BEST SINGLE COMPILATION DISC! 19 Nov 2012
By Justengage - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I play this one time and time again! Great sound! Fantastic Good Feelin' Blues! The 4 tracks Steve mentioned, plus 22 others, are also available on "B.B. King - His RPM Hits 1951-1957".
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