Why I Sing the Blues

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Why I Sing the Blues
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Compilation album by B. B. King
Released 1983
Genre Blues
Length 58:31
Label MCA
B. B. King chronology
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Why I Sing the Blues is a 1983 compilation album by the blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. Originally made by MCA Records as a bargain-bin greatest hits compilation, the album is a showcase of King's best work from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The album was released in CD format in 1995.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell) - 5:24
  2. "Ghetto Woman" (Riley King, Clark) - 5:14
  3. "Why I Sing the Blues" (Riley King, Clark) - 8:38
  4. "Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy) - 3:34
  5. "Hummingbird" (Leon Russell) - 4:32
  6. "To Know You Is To Love You" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) - 8:31
  7. "How Blue Can You Get?" - 5:08
  8. "Sweet Sixteen" (Doc Pomus) - 7:01
  9. "So Excited" (Jerry Jemmott, Riley King) - 5:34
  10. "Chains and Things" (with Carole King) (Riley King, Clark) - 4:55