Sings Spirituals

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Sings Spirituals
Sings Spirituals (B.B. King album).jpg
Studio album by B. B. King
Released 1960
Recorded 1959
Genre Blues, gospel
Label Crown
B. B. King chronology
The Blues
(1958)The Blues1958
Sings Spirituals
My Kind of Blues
(1961)My Kind of Blues1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sings Spirituals is the fourth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1960. He is backed by organ, piano, drums and bass, and accompanied vocally by Los Angelean groups, the Charioteers and the Southern California Community Choir.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are derived from traditional hymns, except where noted

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Precious Lord" Thomas A. Dorsey 3:24
2. "Save a Seat for Me" Archie Browniee 3:06
3. "Ole Time Religion"   2:31
4. "Sweet Chariot"   2:11
5. "Servant's Prayer" Thomas A. Dorsey 3:05
6. "Jesus Gave Me Water" Lucie E. Campbell 3:04
7. "I Never Heard a Man" Lloyd Woodard 2:39
8. "Army of the Lord" Stuart Hamblen 3:07
9. "I Am Willing to Run All the Way"   3:40
10. "I'm Working on the Building" Lillian Bowles, Winifred Hoyle 2:47
Total length: 30:24

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "A Lonely Lover's Plea" (Riley B. King, Jules Taub, Sam Ling)
  2. "I Am" (Earl Shuman, Sherman Edwards)
  3. "The Key to My Kingdom" (Claude Baum, Joe Josea, Maxwell Davis)
  4. "Store from My Heart and Soul" (Riley B. King, Jules Taub)
  5. "In the Middle of an Island" (Nick Acquaviva, Ted Varnick)
  6. "Sixteen Tons" (Merle Travis)
  7. "Precious Lord" (Thomas A. Dorsey)
  8. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional)


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Sings Spirituals - B.B. King : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 June 2013.