Born 2 B Blue
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1988[1]
Recordedin Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York
GenreEasy listening, jazz
ProducerSteve Miller
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Born 2 B Blue is a studio album by Steve Miller, released in 1988 by Capitol Records. This is the only solo album that Miller has released, making it his only album not to be credited under the name Steve Miller Band. It consists primarily of jazz standards reinterpreted in a more modern context. It represented a departure from Miller's work with the Steve Miller Band. The album was Miller's final release for Capitol Records, after 20 years with the label.

Track listing

1."Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert4:13
2."Ya Ya"Lee Dorsey, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson3:37
3."God Bless the Child"Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.5:00
4."Filthy McNasty"Horace Silver2:50
5."Born to Be Blue"Mel Tormé, Robert Wells5:25
6."Mary Ann"Ray Charles4:49
7."Just a Little Bit"Buster Brown, Ralph Bass, Fats Washington, John Thornton4:04
8."When Sunny Gets Blue"Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal4:36
9."Willow Weep for Me"Ann Ronell5:12
10."Red Top"Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard2:31


Additional personnel


  1. ^ "Great Rock Discography". p. 548.
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Born 2B Blue – Steve Miller". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.