B.B. King – Lucille – LP

B.B. King - Lucille - LP

B.B. King – Lucille – LP

Elemental Music proudly presents a 180-gram gatefold LP reissue of a great title from B.B. King’s extensive discography: Lucille, released by BluesWay Records (ABC Records sublabel) in 1968, and the only one of B.B. King’s LPs produced by Bob Thiele. In December 1967, King entered the studio with the noted jazz producer to record what eventually became one of his best albums of that decade.

Named after King’s guitar, this record finds B.B. adding some fresh ingredients to his already potent stew of traditional blues. With its biting brass and female back-up singers, “You Move Me So” is a funky, spiritual workout, whereas “I Need Your Love” finds the leader combining Sam Cooke-flavored vocalizing with a dash of rambling country-flavored piano. The title track is the most impressive and
spontaneous number on this record, despite its near-ten-minute length. Done in a talking blues style, “Lucille” started out with King telling the story of his guitar while noodling around on her during a break. Correctly sensing that blues gold was being freshly served up, an excited Thiele had the engineer flip on the record button,
preserving for posterity a conversation between a man and his
guitar.

SIDE A:

01. LUCILLE 1
02. YOU MOVE ME SO
03. COUNTRY GIRL
04. NO MONEY NO LUCK

SIDE B:

05. I NEED YOUR LOVE
06. RAININ’ ALL THE TIME
07. I’M WITH YOU
08. STOP PUTTING THE HURT ON ME
09. WATCH YOURSELF

B.B. KING, vocals & guitar
MAXWELL DAVIS, leader & organ
LLOYD GLENN, piano
DAVID ALLEN, bass
IRVING ASHBY, guitar
JESSE SAILES, drums
CECIL McNEELY, sax
BOB McNEELY, sax
JOHN EWING, trombone
MEL MOORE, trumpet
BOBBY FORTE, tenor sax
IRVING ASHBY, guitar

Recorded Dec. 18 & 20, 1967

Engineer: JIM LOCKERT
Double Cover Photo: CHARLES STEWART
B.B. King Cover Photo: PAULINE RIVELLI
Cover Design: MEDIA SALES DEVELOPMENT/SMITH
Liner Photos: IRV GLASER
Liner Design: JOE LEBOW