Completely Well

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Completely Well
B.B. King Completely Well.jpg
Studio album by B.B. King
Released 1969
Recorded New York City
June 24-25, 1969
Genre Blues, R&B, soul
Length 49:57
Label ABC
Producer Bill Szymczyk
B.B. King chronology
Live & Well
Completely Well
Indianola Mississippi Seeds
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Completely Well, released in 1969, is the seventeenth studio album by blues guitarist B. B. King. It is notable for the inclusion of "The Thrill Is Gone," which became a hit on both the R&B/soul and pop charts.

This album was released in the US as an LP record in 1969 and as a CD in 1987; in the UK only as an LP. San Francisco critic Ralph J. Gleason's liner notes are mostly a profile of King, with only one of the 17 paragraphs discussing a title from the LP, "Confessin' the Blues", but only to mention its historical importance (then almost 30 years old).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Excited" (B.B. King, Gerald Jemmott) -- 5:34
  2. "No Good" (Ferdinand Washington, B.B. King) -- 4:35
  3. "You're Losin' Me" (Ferdinand Washington, B.B. King) -- 4:54
  4. "What Happened" (B.B. King) -- 4:41
  5. "Confessin' the Blues" (Jay McShann, Walter Brown) -- 4:56
  6. "Key to My Kingdom" (Maxwell Davis, Joe Josea, Claude Baum) -- 3:18
  7. "Cryin' Won't Help You Now" (Sam Ling, Jules Taub; LP has only B.B.) -- 6:30
  8. "You're Mean" (B.B. King, Gerald Jemmott, Hugh McCracken, Paul Harris, Herbie Lovelle) -- 9:39
  9. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins; LP has Arthur H [Art] Benson, Dale Pettite) -- 5:30



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 118. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.