Riding with the King (B.B. King and Eric Clapton album)


Eric Clapton, B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Doyle Bramhall II ( guitar, background vocals); Andy Fairweather - Low, Jimmie Vaughan (guitar); Joe Sample (piano, Wurlitzer piano); Tim Carmon ( organ); Nathan East ( bass); Steve Gadd (drums ); Susannah Melvoin Wendy Melvoin ( background singers )

Riding with the King is the first studio album, BB King and Eric Clapton added together. It was released in 2000 on Reprise Records.

Despite many common appearances over the years the two artists never walked together in a studio. Only in the recordings for Kings album Deuces Wild ( 1997) a concrete plan emerged. Clapton produced the record and presented in many of his regular musicians, such as guitarist Andy Fairweather - Low. However, the titles are largely taken from BB King's work, more well-known numbers as Three O'Clock Blues, but also less frequently played titles such as Help the Poor. In addition to King and Clapton play on any number other guitarists including Jimmy Vaughan. In addition you can find on the album, two Blue Standards, Key to the Highway by Big Bill Broonzy and Worried Life Blues by Marceo Merriweather.

The album was awarded the 2001 Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album and recorded by the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2000. In the charts, the album reached number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 and # 1 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums and also in the Top Internet Albums.

Title list


  • A program stuffed with serious blues in Which the principals reawaken even seeking sleeping dogs as, Key To The Highway 'and, Worried Life Blues ' - Both done exceptionally ... ( A program filled with serious blues in which the masters such sleeping dogs lie as Key to the Highway and Worried Life Blues - both extremely successful ) Mojo.
  • A Commercially astute meeting ... ( A commercially wise meetings ... ) Rolling Stone
  • A brilliant blues - drenched CD ... ( A brilliant blues-drenched CD ... ) Jazz Times
  • The result is an effective, if never really stunning, work. (the result is an effective, but never overwhelming, work. )