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B.B. King

Sweet Little Angel

  • Blues
  • Space
  • House
  • Rock
  • Dance
song from
  • 1951
  • 1956
  • 1985
  • 1949
  • 2012

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“Black Angel Blues”, also known as “Sweet Black Angel” or “Sweet Little Angel”, is a blues standard that has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists. The song was first recorded in 1930 by Lucille Bogan, one of the classic female blues singers. Bogan recorded it as a mid-tempo, twelve-bar blues, featuring her vocal with piano accompaniment. Later interpretations of “Black Angel Blues” have been acknowledged by the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as being a hit single. In 1934, Tampa Red recorded “Black Angel Blues” (Vocalion 2753). The song was performed at a slower tempo and featured prominent slide-guitar lines by Tampa Red. These early songs were released before Billboard or a similar reliable service began tracking such... Read on...

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