B.B. King Songs Ranked

B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of the Blues”, and is considered one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King, none of whom are blood-related). King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s.In 1956 alone, he appeared at 342 shows. Here are all B.B. King songs ranked.

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17. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now (My Kind of Blues, 1960)

“Sweet,big hearted blues from BB . His voice sounds so amazing here its untrue ,he is easily one of the blues greatest vocalists.”

16. How Blue Can You Get? (Blues in My Heart, 1963)

“There`s a sameness to the tunes which makes me usually just play one side and then the other at a later time then listening to the whole record.”

15. Sweet Little Angel (Singin’ the Blues, 1956)

“Blues, probably just another genre i will never understand. Don’t get me wrong, the dude can actually play very well guitar but the album is a pretty boring listen at least for me as he doesn’t seem to get of the same spot. Still listenable.”

14. Rainin’ All the Time (Lucille, 1968)

“His singing is powerful, full of emotion (he sings like he means it), and perfectly clear. His guitar playing is classic B.B. King: full of delicious bends, intense vibrato, and beautiful phrasing.”

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13. No Money, No Luck Blues (Lucille, 1968)

“No Money, No Luck Blues” is the slowest blues cut on Lucille and should delight those looking for slow bends and a great lyrics tied to great vocals.”

12. Lonely Nights (Lonely Nights, 1992)

“Very nice blues album, with some very strong songs and BB Kings wonderful blues voice, which at times sounds angry and at times bitter in a truthful way. Though being quite hard blues, it’s also smooth and melodic at the same time. Good album.”

11. Lord Have Mercy On Me (Lord Have Mercy On Me, 1957)

“Check out Brother Ray’s organ and keyboards.  Yes his vocal is tired but the guy was still more soulful on his last pipes then most of today’s “soul’ singers”- The Raitt, Morrison, BB King duets especially stand out and I would definitely recommend it.”

10. The Letter (Blues In My Heart, (1962)

“Nice stereo sound with piano,sax,bass,and drums backing with BB`s soulful vocals and guitar on top.There`s a sameness to the tunes which makes me usually just play one side and then the other at a later time then listening to the whole record.”

9. Three O’Clock Blues (Singin’ the Blues, 1957)

“3 O’Clock Blues” or “Three O’Clock Blues” is a slow twelve-bar blues recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1946. When it was released in 1948, it became Fulson’s first hit.”

8. Why I Sing the Blues (Together For The First Time, 1974)

“Love this!!! Listened to it the first time on a balmy summer evening outside with a glass of wine and the stars!!!”

7. Don’t Answer the Door (Blues Is King 1967)

“His vocals run harsh at times and the production is weaker than on the other two. However the performances are spirited and rough. The guitar playing is as always amazing from BB.”

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6. Rock Me Baby (Rock Me Baby, 1964)

“Easy-to-listen BB King introduction to Standard songs that also cover Hendrix and Jeff Beck. Such a great oldie blues.”

5. Lucille (Lucille, 1968)

“It is a lengthy track in which King complements his playing with a spoken anecdote about how his guitar became “Lucille.” His goal here is to not only tell a story, but also to show how well he can speak through his guitar.”

4. Blues Boys Tune (Blues on the Bayou, 1998)

“This is a BB King album and regardless of the quality of his sidemen or session players involved, the man himself, with his rich voice and ringing guitar tone, takes center stage.”

3. When Love Comes to Town (Rattle and Hum, 1988)

“Great tune that has been recorded with many different musicians! This is a good track…however Bono shouldn’t really be on it …its just not his style…BB King should sing it on his own.”

2. Every Day I Have the Blues (Singin’ The Blues, 1956)

“I wish there were more hours in the day, more days in a year and more years in infinity to listen to every original Blues song ever recorded and covered, but sadly there aren’t. This title sums it up for me and B.B King is the man to sing it.”

1. The Thrill is Gone (Completely Well, 1969)

“Smooth. Blues. You really can’t get too much better. The listen to this. Going to miss that great guy. One of the cornerstones of the blues. Rest in peace!