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Monday May 18, 2015
Since #ThreeQuotes week was so successful we’re going to follow it up with another popular feature, #ThreeSongs. We begin with a tribute to the late B.B. King.
Three O’ Clock Blues
Originally released as a single in 1950
The Thrill is Gone
from the 1969 LP Completely Well
See that my Grave is Kept Clean
from the 2008 LP One Kind Favor
“See that my Grave is Kept Clean” was originally released by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927. King proves here that he still had a lot to offer, even this late in his career. Each guitar lick and each vocal phrase is meaningful. But that's just B.B.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.