B.B. King & Friends: 80

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B.B. King & Friends: 80
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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
(2005)
B.B. King & Friends: 80
(2005)
The Best of the Early Years
(2007)
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]

No. Title Guest artist Length
1. "Early in the Morning" (Dallas Bartley/Louis Jordan/Leo Hickman[2]) Van Morrison 4:50
2. "Tired of Your Jive" (Janet Despenza/Johnny Pate) Billy Gibbons 3:53
3. "The Thrill is Gone" (Roy Hawkins/Rick Darnell) Eric Clapton (string arrangements by David Campbell) 5:03
4. "Need Your Love So Bad" (Mertis John Jr.[3]) Sheryl Crow 3:58
5. "Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy) Daryl Hall 3:52
6. "Hummingbird" (Leon Russell) John Mayer (string arrangements by David Campbell) 4:42
7. "All Over Again" (Carl B. Adams) Mark Knopfler 4:54
8. "Drivin' Wheel" (Roosevelt Sykes) Glenn Frey 4:20
9. "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" (Doc Pomus/Mac Rebennack) Gloria Estefan 6:50
10. "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (Stix Hooper/Will Jennings) Roger Daltrey 4:59
11. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Willie Nelson) Bobby Bland 4:09
12. "Rock This House" (James A. Lane) Elton John 3:07

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "80 – Review". allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ This is the Sonny Boy Williamson 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.