Live & Well (B.B. King album)

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Live & Well
Live & Well cover.jpg
Live album by
ProducerBill Szymczyk
B. B. King chronology
Live & Well
Completely Well

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."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Don't Answer the Door" (James Franklin "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.


In other media[edit]

  • In 2016, the song "Don't Answer The Door" appeared in the 20th episode of season 11 of the United States television series, Supernatural entitled, "Don't Call Me Shurley".


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