On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “MCA” label released “Blues on the Bayou”, the thirty sixth B.B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Dockside Studio” in Maurice, LA, and was produced by B. B. King. “Blues on the Bayou” won the 2000 “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album”.


  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Leon Warren – guitar
  • Michael Doster – bass
  • James Sells Toney – keyboards
  • James Bolden – trumpet, bandleader
  • Walter R. King – contractor
  • Tony Coleman – percussion
  • Calep Emphrey Jr. – drums
  • Melvin Jackson – saxophone
  • Stanley Abernathy – trumpet
  • Phil Marshall – string arrangements
  • Tony Daigle – recording engineer
  • Jim Watts – assistant recording engineer
  • John Porter – mixing
  • Joe McGrath – mixing engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Gary Ashley – A&R
  • Sidney A. Seidenberg – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by B.B. King; except where noted.

  1. Blues Boys Tune
  2. Bad Case of Love
  3. I’ll Survive – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari 
  4. Mean Ole’ World
  5. Blues Man
  6. Broken Promise – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari 
  7. Darlin’ What Happened – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari
  8. Shake It Up and Go – B.B. King, Jules Taub
  9. Blues We Like
  10. Good Man Gone Bad – B.B. King, Jules Taub, Ferdinand Washington
  11. If I Lost You – B.B. King, Jules Taub
  12. Tell Me Baby – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari
  13. I Got Some Outside Help I Don’t Need – B.B. King, David Clark
  14. Blues in G
  15. If That Ain’t It I Quit

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