Friday, April 16, 2010

B.B. King - Three O'Clock Blues

  • B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Richard Sanders, Adolph "Billy" Duncan (tenor sax); Johnny Ace (piano); Tuff Green (bass); Earl Forest (drums)
  • Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, circa September 1951

"3 O' Clock Blues" is a 1951 song by B.B. King. B.B. King's debut single went to number one on the R&B Best Seller charts for five weeks and was his most successful release on the R&B charts. B.B. King's performance on the single makes extensive use of melisma, which bends and streches a single syllable into a melodic phrase. (I never knew that)

blues for peace

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