This Elemental Music release presents a newly remastered 180 gram reissue of one of the lesser-known albums by the King of the Blues: Blues on Top of Blues. This masterpiece doesnt contain better known stuff, but is nevertheless a solid late ‘60s set. Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate (who also worked with many prominent Chicago soul acts during the ‘60s, such as Curtis Mayfield and Bobby Bland), it presents King’s sound at its best. Among the gems here are “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss”, “Heartbreaker”, and “Raining in My Heart”.
02. LOSING FAITH IN YOU
03. DANCE WITH ME
04. THAT’S WRONG LITTLE MAMA
05. HAVING MY SAY
06. I’M NOT WANTED ANYMORE
07. WORRIED DREAM
08. PAYING THE COST TO BE THE BOSS
09. UNTIL I FOUND YOU
10. I’M GONNA DO WHAT THEY DO TO ME
11. RAINING IN MY HEART
12. NOW THAT YOU’VE LOST ME
B.B. KING: Lead vocals, guitar & piano.
Accompanied by the Johnny Pate Big Band: Hobart Dotson, John Browning, Henry Boozier (trumpet), Pluma Davis
(trombone), Lawrence Burdine (alto sax), Johnny Board (tenor sax), Barney Hubert (baritone sax),
Duke Jethro (organ), Leo Lauchie (bass), Billy Butler (guitar), Sonny Freeman (drums).
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, July 5 and September 14 & 28, 1967.
Arranged, conducted & produced by Johnny Pate.