"Here's One You Didn't Know About" From The RPM & Kent Vaults B.B. King


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP 1457

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25 B.B. King in-the-studio sides, as fresh as they day they were recorded. 23 available for the first time for discerning listeners.

The death of B.B. King at age 89 on 14 May 2015 was a line in the sands of history. Blues fans knew it marked the end of an era spanned by the presence of a man who took the music to its peak of popularity and possibly art. Nobody can replace an icon who epitomises the blues in such a resounding and positive way. So rather than speculating if anyone could fill his shoes, we’ll engage ourselves in embracing the fact that we have gathered together a full CD of prime, vintage B.B. – all issued for the first time, apart from a couple of sides taken from “The RPM Records Story Vol 2” of a few months ago.

The collection closes with snippets from a B.B. interview with the Swingin’ Deacon and a plug for radio station 1010, KSAY. It was probably recorded in the late 1950s at the Fillmore auditorium in San Francisco during the venue’s incarnation as a black dance hall and was recently unearthed by intrepid Ace researcher Alec Palao. After 80 minutes of this belatedly and happily available magnificence, it would be fair to say that any blues lover who doesn’t get chills from this programme of the greatest in his prime has a hole in their soul.

But every blues lover does have a hole in their soul with the loss of B.B. King, who took the music we treasure to such heights. Thank goodness he left us so much music and inspiration for us to hold onto as we face the inevitable void. It has been a special privilege to honour the memory and legacy of the classiest, most monumental blues artist ever, and to do so in a way which adds a bit of a new angle and some charm to our appreciation, without diminishing his body of work in the slightest. Godspeed to the best, a King in every sense.

Dick Shurman


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Catfish Blues aka Fishin' After Me (Alternate version)

  • 02 Preview Be Careful Baby

  • 03 Preview Growing Old (Take 2)

  • 04 Preview I Gotta Find My Baby (Take 8 (1960s version))

  • 05 Preview Long Nights (The Feeling They Call The Blues) (Take 4)

  • 06 Preview Loving You In Vain aka Heartache And Pain (Alt to Ace CDCHM 966)

  • 07 Preview Shut Your Mouth (Take 1)

  • 08 Preview Sweet Little Angel (Version 1 Alt take)

  • 09 Preview Sweet Little Angel (Version 2, Take 1)

  • 10 Preview Bad Case Of Love (Take 6)

  • 11 Preview Talkin' The Blues (Take 2)

  • 12 Preview Whole Lotta' Love (Take 1 (1963 re-record))

  • 13 Preview You Know I Go For You (Alt)

  • 14 Preview You've Been An Angel (Take 1)

  • 15 Preview Be Careful With A Fool (Take 11)

  • 16 Preview When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (Take 1)

  • 17 Preview Don't You Want A Man Like Me (Take 3)

  • 18 Preview Early In The Morning (Take 2)

  • 19 Preview I Wonder Why (Take 4)

  • 20 Preview Partin' Time (Take 3)

  • 21 Preview Soul Beat aka Powerhouse (Take 1)

  • 22 Preview Why Not (Take 8-A)

  • 23 Preview The Woman I Love (Copper Colored Mama) (Take 3)

  • 24 Preview Whole Lotta Meat aka Hey Little Girl (Take 10)

  • 25 Preview Going Down Slow (Take 2 (1959 version))

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Press quotes


Every track's a winner on this genuinely worthwhile celebration and crucial document of the inimitable giant's barely controllable incandescence ★★★★

Record Collector

This stunning set is an essential purchase  ̶  make no mistake this is all killer and no filler.

Blues & Rhythm

An essential release!

Ugly Things


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