Description

Eric Clapton and B.B. King, two guitar legends, first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album, Riding with the King, would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies and win the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the album has been expanded and remastered by Bob Ludwig with two previously unreleased tracks added to the album: The blues standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Let Me Love You Baby”. Both tracks were recorded during the original sessions and were produced and mixed especially for this release by Simon Climie, who produced the original album with Clapton. The album features five Dixon originals, plus a selection of covers from writers as diverse as Isaac Hayes (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”) and “Big” Bill Broonzy (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the album’s title track. The album features an all-star line-up of musicians: Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Joe Sample, Doyle Bramhall II, Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, and Jim Keltner. The celebrated producer and arranger Arif Martin contributed string arrangements and orchestration to two tracks.


TRACKS
 
Full Length Vinyl 1
Side A
01 Riding with the King
02 Ten Long Years
03 Key to the Highway
04 Marry You

Side B
01 Three O'Clock Blues
02 Help the Poor
03 I Wanna Be

Full Length Vinyl 2
Side A
01 Worried Life Blues
02 Days of Old
03 When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
04 Hold On I'm Coming

Side B
01 Come Rain or Come Shine
02 Rollin' and Tumblin'
03 Let Me Love You