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The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time 

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A legend who has influenced a legion of musicians, B.B. King is one of the great blues artists of all time. List of the best B.B. King albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This B.B. King discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top B.B. King albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included B.B. King singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest B.B. King album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite B.B. King album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best B.B. King album of all time?" or "What are the top B.B. King albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Albums here include everything from Riding With the King to Completely Well.

This list of popular B.B. King CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this fact-based list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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Completely Well is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1969); Tracks: You're Losin' Me, So Excited & Key to My Kingdom

Producer: Bill Szymczyk

Length (mins): 00:50:06

Label: Bluesway

Genres (Music): Blues

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L.A. Midnight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1972); Tracks: Midnight, I Got Some Help I Don't Need & Lucille's Granny

Genres (Music): Blues

3
Indianola Mississippi Se... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1970); Tracks: You're Still My Woman, King's Special & Nobody Loves Me but My Mother

Length (mins): 00:39:50

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Country, Pop music, Jazz, Folk music, + more

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There Must Be a Better W... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1981); Tracks: There Must Be a Better World Somewhere, Life Ain't Nothing but a Party & Born Again Human

Genres (Music): Blues

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Blues on the Bayou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1998); Tracks: Good Man Gone Bad, Mean Ole' World & Blues Man

Length (mins): 01:04:40

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Blues, Soul blues

6
Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1972); Tracks: Just Can't Please You, You Don't Know Nothin' About Love & Shouldn't Have Left Me

Genres (Music): Blues

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You Done Lost Your Good ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Blues on Top of Blues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1968); Tracks: Until I Found You, I'm Not Wanted Anymore & I'm Not Wanted Anymore

Genres (Music): Blues

9
Easy Listening Blues is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1962); Tracks: Don't Touch, Confessin' & Slow Walk
10
Mr. Blues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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The Blues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Bobby Bland and B.B. Kin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Lucille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1968); Tracks: No Money, No Luck blues & Rainin' All the Time

Genres (Music): Blues

14
Back in the Alley - The ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Riding With the King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King and Eric Clapton (2000); Tracks: Hold On I'm Coming, Ten Long Years & Help the Poor

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

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One Kind Favor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (2008); Tracks: Waiting for Your Call, Blues Before Sunrise & See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Genres (Music): Blues

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Makin' Love Is Good for ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (2000); Tracks: Ain't Nobody Like My Baby, She's My Baby & Monday Woman

Genres (Music): Blues

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King Size is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Completely Live and Well... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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Take It Home is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1979); Tracks: Better Not Look Down, I've Always Been Lonely & Take It Home

Genres (Music): Blues

21
Midnight Believer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1978); Tracks: World Full of Strangers, I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone & Let Me Make You Cry a Little Longer

Genres (Music): Blues

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Why I Sing the Blues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
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King of the Blues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1960); Tracks: You Know I Love You, All Over Again & Guess Who
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Deuces Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1997); Tracks: Keep It Coming, Paying the Cost to the Boss & Confessin' the Blues

Length (mins): 01:01:39

Genres (Music): Blues

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My Kind of Blues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time
By B.B. King (1961); Tracks: Look the World Over (undubbed version), Driving Wheel & You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now

Genres (Music): Blues