To Know You Is to Love You (album)

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To Know You Is to Love You
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Studio Sigma Sound Studio, Philadelphia; The Sound Pit, Atlanta, Georgia; A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Blues
Label ABC
Producer Dave Crawford
B. B. King chronology
Guess Who
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To Know You Is to Love You is an electric blues album by B. B. King, released in 1973. Produced by Dave Crawford in Philadelphia, it includes the participation of Stevie Wonder, the Memphis Horns, and members of MFSB, the house band for Philadelphia International Records in the early and mid-1970s.


Track listing

  1. "I Like To Live the Love" (Dave Crawford, Charles Mann) – 3:29
  2. "Respect Yourself" (Luther Ingram, Mack Rice) – 5:13
  3. "Who Are You" (Dave Crawford, Horace Johnson) – 3:55
  4. "Love" (B. B. King) – 3:10
  5. "I Can't Leave" (Dave Crawford) – 4:13
  6. "To Know You Is to Love You" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 8:42
  7. "Oh To Me" (Dave Crawford) – 4:27
  8. "Thank You for Loving the Blues" (B. B. King) – 6:47



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