One Kind Favor

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One Kind Favor
Studio album by B.B. King
Released August 26, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Blues
Length 57:04
Label Geffen Records
Producer T-Bone Burnett
B.B. King chronology
Live
(2008)
One Kind Favor
(2008)

One Kind Favor is B.B. King's forty second studio album released in 2008. Produced by T-Bone Burnett,[1] it was released on August 26, 2008 by Geffen Records.

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 51st Grammy Awards.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
  2. "I Get So Weary" (T-Bone Walker)
  3. "Get These Blues Off Me" (Lee Vida Walker)
  4. "How Many More Years" (Chester Burnett)
  5. "Waiting for Your Call" (Oscar Lollie)
  6. "My Love Is Down" (Lonnie Johnson)
  7. "The World Is Gone Wrong" (Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon)
  8. "Blues Before Sunrise" (John Lee Hooker)
  9. "Midnight Blues" (John Willie "Shifty" Henry)
  10. "Backwater Blues" (Big Bill Broonzy)
  11. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon)
  12. "Tomorrow Night" (Sam Coslow and Will Grosz)[3]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
World of Music 4.5/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]

Rolling Stone called it "one of the strongest studio sets of his career, standing alongside classics such as Singin' the Blues and Lucille."[6] Both Rolling Stone and Allmusic commented on the stripped down sound and lack of guest appearances which was departure in style from King's recent previous albums. Both credited T-Bone Burnett for the shift in sound and praised him for his production.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Randy "B.B. King's not ready to be a museum piece" September 08, 2008 Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards 2009: The full list of winners". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. 9 Feb 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "BB King Releases 'One Kind Favor'". Soulshine. July 22, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "One Kind Favor". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ WOM magazin (November 08): p. 23. 
  6. ^ a b Kemp, Mark (4 September 2008). "One Kind Favor". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

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