Recorded in New York for A&E television in June 2003, B.B. King Live by Request, With Special Guest Star Jeff Beck.
"Rock Me Baby" is a blues standard that has become one of the most recorded blues songs of all time. When B.B. King released "Rock Me Baby" in 1964, it became a Top 40 hit reaching #34 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song is based on earlier blues songs and has been interpreted and recorded by a variety of artists.
B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" is based on "Rockin' and Rollin'", a song recorded by Lil' Son Jackson in 1950. King's lyrics are nearly identical to Jackson's, although instrumentally the songs are different. "Rockin' and Rollin'" is a solo piece, with Jackson's vocal and guitar accompaniment, whereas "Rock Me Baby" is an ensemble piece.
"Key to the Highway" is a blues standard first recorded by blues pianist Charlie Segar in 1940. The song was also recorded by Jazz Gillum and Big Bill Broonzy in 1940--41, and it was later a R&B record chart success for Little Walter in 1958. Since then, a variety of artists have interpreted it, including Eric Clapton, who has recorded several versions of the song.
"Key to the Highway" is usually credited to Charles "Chas" Segar and William "Big Bill" Broonzy.
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