B.B. King & Friends: 80

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B.B. King & Friends: 80
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2005
RecordedFebruary 22-June 2, 2005 Avatar Studios, New York, NY , Caesar's Palace Showroom, Las Vegas, NV, Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA, Ocean Way Recording, Olympic Studios, London, England and Right Track Recording, New York, NY
GenreBlues, R&B, soul
B.B. King chronology
The Ultimate Collection
B.B. King & Friends: 80
The Best of the Early Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

B.B. King & Friends: 80 is the 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.TitleGuest artistLength
1."Early in the Morning" (Dallas Bartley/Louis Jordan/Leo Hickman[2])Van Morrison4:50
2."Tired of Your Jive" (Janet Despenza/Johnny Pate)Billy Gibbons3:53
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 Crow3:58
5."Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy)Daryl Hall3:52
6."Hummingbird" (Leon Russell)John Mayer (string arrangements by David Campbell)4:42
7."All Over Again" (Carl B. Adams)Mark Knopfler4:54
8."Drivin' Wheel" (Roosevelt Sykes)Glenn Frey4:20
9."There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" (Doc Pomus/Mac Rebennack)Gloria Estefan6:50
10."Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (Stix Hooper/Will Jennings)Roger Daltrey4:59
11."Funny How Time Slips Away" (Willie Nelson)Bobby Bland4:09
12."Rock This House" (James A. Lane)Elton John3:07


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.