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

Carol Welsman

Ernestine Anderson

Sunny Wilkinson

Andy Wood with Kendra Chantelle