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Now Appearing at Ole Miss
Live album by
Released1980
Recorded1979-1980
GenreBlues
Length84:52
LabelMCA
ProducerSASCO Productions Inc. (Sidney A. Seidenberg), Electric Lady Studios, Howard Leder
B. B. King chronology
Take It Home
(1979)
Now Appearing at Ole Miss
(1980)
There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

Now Appearing at Ole Miss is a live album by B. B. King, recorded in 1979 and released as a double album on MCA Records in 1980. The live recordings were augmented with overdubs, most notably with percussion instruments. This has been criticized by reviewers as making the album stale, and it is widely regarded as B.B. King's weakest 'live' album. One notable feature, is that the album contains the first use (on a blues recording) of the bass style of playing known as "slap" by Russell Jackson, who would go on to play in the posthumous "B.B. King Experience Band" with another B.B. King band veteran James "Boogaloo" Bolden.

Track listing

  1. "Intro/B.B. King Blues Theme" (Owens) – 3:04
  2. "Caldonia" (Fleecie Moore) – 2:47
  3. "Blues Medley - 14:10

a) Don't Answer the Door ( Jimmy Johnson )

b) You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now ( Joe Josea )

c)I Need Love So Bad ( Percy Mayfield )

d) Nobody Loves Me But My Mother" ( Riley B. King)

  1. "Hold On (I Think Our Love Is Changing)" (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) – 5:45
  2. "I Got Some Outside Help (I Don't Really Need)" (Dave Clark, King) – 5:24
  3. "Darlin' You Know I Love You" (Jules Bihari, King) – 7:14

Side three

  1. "When I'm Wrong" (King) – 9:29
  2. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins) – 11:16

Side four

  1. "Never Make a Move Too Soon" (Stix Hooper, Will Jennings) – 7:23
  2. "Three O'Clock in the Morning" (Jules Taub) – 8:56
  3. "Rock Me Baby" (Joe Josea, King) – 3:52
  4. "Guess Who?" (Jesse Belvin) – 2:33
  5. "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone" (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) – 2:59[1]

Personnel

References

  1. ^ a b "Now Appearing at Ole Miss - B.B. King | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". Retrieved 15 May 2021 – via www.allmusic.com.
  2. ^ "Now Appearing at Ole Miss - B.B. King | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2021.