Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues

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Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues
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Studio album by Jimmy Witherspoon
Released 1964
Recorded July 15-20, 1964
Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Blues
Length 33:33
Label Prestige
PRLP 7356
Producer Lew Futterman
Jimmy Witherspoon chronology
Blue Spoon
(1964)Blue Spoon1964
Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues
Blues for Easy Livers
(1965)Blues for Easy Livers1965

Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues is an album by blues vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon which was recorded in Sweden in 1964 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "Nothing all that memorable occurs, but the singer is in strong voice, and his fans will want to pick up this".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues" (Al Byron, Woody Harris) - 2:55
  2. "Everytime I Think About You" (Claude Demetrius) - 2:39
  3. "I Never Will Marry" (Traditional) - 2:48
  4. "I Wanna Be Around" (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt) - 3:27
  5. "Teardrops from My Eyes" (Rudy Toombs) - 2:59
  6. "And the Angels Sing" (Ziggy Elman, Johnny Mercer) - 2:55
  7. "Who's Sorry Now?" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder) - 3:37
  8. "I'm Comin Down With the Blues" (Don Covay) - 2:23
  9. "You're Next" (Sid Tepper) - 2:16
  10. "Happy Blues" (Tony Bruno) - 2:14
  11. "That's Why I'm Leaving" (Lockie Edwards, Jr.) - 2:32
  12. "One Last Chance" (Jimmy Witherspoon) - 3:12



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 15, 2013