Stix Hooper’s composition, Never Make Your Move Too Soon, (co-written with fellow Texan, Will Jennings) was created originally for a B.B. King recording with the Crusaders titled, MIDNIGHT BELIEVER. Watch and listen in the links below. These examples again prove that music has a way of surfacing across countries, ethnicities, and beyond racial and other barriers.  

B.B. King, Midnight Believer


B.B. King & Robert Daltrey


The Crusaders and B.B. King and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


BB King Live At Nick’s


There are additional recordings that showcase this composition; below is a list of just a few. Click on the links and enjoy!

Ernestine Anderson; Never Make Your Move Too Soon  (Concord Jazz ’81)

Ernestine Anderson; Live-Great Moments (Concord Records ’93)

Ernestine Anderson; Live 1984

The Captain & Tennille

Ry Cooder

Bonnie Raitt (featuring Ruth and Charles Brown)

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

The United States Air Force Airmen of Note

Barbara Morrison

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa and Rick Vito   (A performance out of the ordinary. Enjoy the kibbitzing with a cocktail.)

Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson

Carol Welsman

Sunny Wilkinson

Andy Wood with Kendra Chantelle

Richard Ray Farrell & The Spanish Band

Annie Patterson

Leora Cache

Prime Time Funk

Seth Walker