Easy Listening Blues
- WLV 82080LP
Wax Love presents a reissue of B.B. King's Easy Listening Blues, originally released in 1962. A bit of an anomaly in the B.B. King catalog, Easy Listening Blues is all instrumental tracks in the guitar-driven pop-blues style of early Freddie King. Originally released on Crown (part of the RPM/Modern/Kent umbrella that King had recorded for since nearly the beginning of his career more than ten years prior), this collection was aimed at the burgeoning white market for R&B and blues and is more pop-oriented than previous releases but that lends a charm to these recordings not often found on other King releases. Easy Listening Blues is killer R&B/blues instrumentals from one of the greatest guitarists of the 20th Century.