Riding with the King is a blues album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King released in 2000. The idea for a collaborative album began during the sessions for King's 1997 album Deuces Wild.
The album contains B.B. King classics like "Three O'Clock Blues", "Days of Old", and "Help the Poor" from Live at the Regal. Other tracks include the Big Bill Broonzy-penned "Key to the Highway", Chicago pianist Maceo Merriweather's "Worried Life Blues" and a cover of Isaac Hayes's composition "Hold On, I'm Comin'" originally a 1966 single for Stax Records artists Sam & Dave.
Riding with the King won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
This astounding collection of 13 original recordings by featuring many of her most famous songs is finally being released for the very first time! proves once and for all precisely why she is the most successful and revered female singer/songwriter in music history. Includes the original demoed recordings of such future standards as and more. Also features early takes of six tracks that formed the basis for King's worldwide solo breakthrough ; one of the best-selling and most beloved albums of all time. This collection forms the lost missing link in the chain of 's career.
Although Live & Well wasn't a landmark album in the sense of Live at the Regal, it was a significant commercial breakthrough for King, as it was the first of his LPs to enter the Top 100. That may have been because recognition from rock stars such as Eric Clapton had finally boosted his exposure to the White pop audience, but it was a worthy recording on its own merits, divided evenly between live and studio material. King's always recorded well as a live act, and it's the concert tracks that shine brightest, although the studio ones (cut with assistance from studio musicians like Al Kooper and Hugh McCracken) aren't bad.
There has to be something in the Italian waters! Long time Italian Symphonic Power Metal masters Kaledon return with another slice of Symphonic Power Metal goodness called, “Altor: The Kings Blacksmith”. Though not necessarily a direct continuation of the previous 6 releases, this could conceivably be a follow on to the Kaledon story/concept. It is the story of a character called Altor, who becomes the blacksmith for King Antillius in the kingdom of Kaledon.