Riding with the King
Two legendary guitarists – Eric Clapton and B.B. King – they first performed on stage together in New York in 1967. More than 30 years later, good friends have joined forces again, but this time in the studio. In 1999, the artists decided to create a collection of blues classics and contemporary recordings. The result was “Riding with the King”, which was released in June 2000 with a circulation of 4 million copies and won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary, two previously unpublished numbers were added to this classic work – the blues standard “Rollin ‘and Tumblin” and a cover of “Let Me Love You Baby” from the repertoire of Willie Dixon. Both tracks were recorded during the original session, while Simon Climie (who together with Clapton produced the original album) was responsible for the production and mixing especially for the new release.
Eric Clapton and B.B. King jubilee album
The material that made it to the jubilee album was remastered from original tapes. The 14-track album will be available on June 26 on 180-gram double vinyl. The set includes four original proposals by B.B. King and songs by Isaac Hayes and David Porter (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”), and William Broonzy and Charles Seger (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the title number.
The album is a testimony that blues does not have to be only the music of rebellion, sadness, and grief. It is also a manifestation of satisfaction with oneself and with life.
A multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning release by two great blues masters – Eric Clapton and B.B. King from 2000. A show of how the greatest people feel such music – elegant in suits, but relaxed with a loose tie. Does the album stand up after years?