Six Silver Strings
Studio album by
RecordedThe Studio, Hialeah, Florida
ProducerDavid Crawford, John Landis and
B. B. King chronology
Why I Sing the Blues
Six Silver Strings
B. B. King and Sons Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings1.5/4 stars[2]

Six Silver Strings is the thirtieth studio blues album by B.B. King released in 1985. Promoted as a King's 50th album, the production is split between five David Crawford-produced tracks recorded in Miami with session musicians, and three tracks co-produced by filmmaker John Landis and his Into the Night soundtrack colleague Ira Newborn.

In a retrospective review AllMusic criticized the lackluster "pop rock" work shown in the Crawford-produced tracks, with uninspired performances from King, but praised the tunes from the Landis/Newborn session, calling "My Lucille" an "underrated signature classic."[1] "My Lucille" was used in the film Into the Night in a scene where the lead male character walks into a bar.

Track listing

  1. "Six Silver Strings" (David Crawford, Luther Dixon) – 4:22
  2. "Big Boss Man" (Dixon, Al Smith) – 4:48
  3. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 3:24
  4. "Into the Night" (Ira Newborn) – 4:12
  5. "My Lucille" (Newborn) – 3:42
  6. "Memory Lane" (Crawford, Dixon) – 4:35
  7. "My Guitar Sings the Blues" (Crawford, Dixon) – 3:39
  8. "Double Trouble" (Crawford, Dixon) – 5:14


  1. ^ a b Richard S. Ginell. "B.B. King – Six Silver Strings". AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  2. ^ Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. Penguin. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.