Chart Position: 15

  • #183 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Won Best R&B performance – male Grammy Award
  • Written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins
  • Guitar: B.B. King
  • Produced by Bill Szymczyk
  • Originally recorded by Roy Hawkins (1951)
  • B.B. King donated his personal collection of 20, 000 R&B records to the Ole Miss Center for Study of Southern Culture in 1982
  • B.B. King is a former Memphis TN dee-jay
  • B.B. King won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998
  • Producer Bill Szymczyk  suggested King include strings on his recording of the song
  • B.B. King donated his personal collection of 20.000 R&B records to the Ole Miss Center for Study of Southern Culture in 1982
  • This is B.B. King’s biggest hit single
  • Also recorded by Tracy Chapman & B.B. King (1997), Peggy Lee (1970), Luther Allison (1979), Stan Webb (1973), Willie Nelson (2000), Aretha Franklin (1970), Buckethead (2004), Diamanda Galas & Leslie West (2005), Dishwalla (1995), Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1990) and Pappo (2003)
 

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