Live & Well (B.B. King album)

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Live & Well
Live album by B. B. King
Released 1969
Genre Blues
Length 48:05
Label MCA
Producer Bill Szymczyk
B. B. King chronology
Lucille
(1968)
Live & Well
(1969)
Completely Well
(1969)

Live & Well is the sixteenth studio album by B. B. King released in 1969. It consists of five tracks recorded "Live" at the Village Gate in New York City, and five additional studio tracks.

Explaining the album's title, producer Bill Szymczyk wrote in the liner notes, "We got together, what I consider to be, some of the best young blues musicians in the country and locked ourselves in 'The Hit Factory' for two nights. The results of those two nights are the "well" side of this album."

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. "Don't Answer the Door" (Jimmy Johnson) - 6:14
  2. "Just a Little Love" - 5:18
  3. "My Mood" - 2:39
  4. "Sweet Little Angel" (King, Jules Taub) - 5:03
  5. "Please Accept My Love" (King, Sam Ling) - 3:14
  6. "I Want You So Bad" - 4:15
  7. "Friends" (King, Bill Szymczyk) - 5:37
  8. "Get Off My Back, Woman" (King, Ferdinand Washington) - 3:16
  9. "Let's Get Down to Business" - 3:36
  10. "Why I Sing the Blues" (Dave Clark, King) - 8:36

"Live" Session: Tracks 1 to 5. "Well" Session: Tracks 6 to 10.

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