B. B. King & Friends: 80

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B.B. King & Friends: 80
Studio album by B.B. King
Released September 13, 2005
Genre Blues, R&B, soul
Length 54:29
Label Geffen
B.B. King chronology
The Ultimate Collection
B.B. King & Friends: 80
The Best of the Early Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

B.B. King & Friends: 80 is forty first studio album by B.B. King released in 2005. It was recorded to celebrate King's 80th birthday and features duets with a variety of musicians. 80 reached #45 in the Billboard 200 top albums chart as well as #1 in the blues albums chart.

Grammy Awards[edit]

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Early in the Morning" (Dallas Bartley/Louis Jordan/Leo Hickman)[2] - 4:50 (with Van Morrison)
  2. "Tired of Your Jive" (Janet Despenza/Johnny Pate) - 3:53 (with Billy Gibbons)
  3. "The Thrill is Gone" (Roy Hawkins/Rick Darnell) - 5:03 (with Eric Clapton) (string arrangements by David Campbell)
  4. "Need Your Love So Bad" (Mertis John Jr.)[3] - 3:58 (with Sheryl Crow)
  5. "Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy) - 3:52 (with Daryl Hall)
  6. "Hummingbird" (Leon Russell) - 4:42 (with John Mayer) (string arrangements by David Campbell)
  7. "All Over Again" (Carl B. Adams) - 4:54 (with Mark Knopfler)
  8. "Drivin' Wheel" (Roosevelt Sykes) - 4:20 (with Glenn Frey)
  9. "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" (Doc Pomus/Mac Rebennack) - 6:50 (with Gloria Estefan)
  10. "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (Stix Hooper/Will Jennings) - 4:59 (with Roger Daltrey)
  11. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Willie Nelson) - 4:09 (with Bobby Bland)
  12. "Rock This House" (James A. Lane) - 3:07 (with Elton John)
  13. "Early in the Morning" (BB Solo Alt Version)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "80 – Review". allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Actually, this is the Sonny Boy Williamson I song, not the Louis Jordan song, which King recorded for Let the Good Times Roll.
  3. ^ Widely credited to Little Willie John, but in fact written by his brother Mertis.