“The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”
“When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways: Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”
-BB King. (He chose Door #2.)
It took several days to record this week’s Stew..
Somewhere between segments 3 and 4..the world lost one of the greatest blues legends ever..BB King.
I know Holger will pay tribute to BB but I’m compelled to throw away the last 15 minutes of the stew and pay my respects.
The box set I reached for revealed a long forgotten treat..
The last time I interviewed BB King was 2-18-94..backstage at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.
The date stands out because it was our son Fynn’s 12th birthday that day.
I also remember that BB was very reflective that day..almost melancholy.
I remember getting Choked up as he talked about “so much more to do”
That was the kind of man he was.
I couldn’t take my eyes off him or Lucille, his guitar just over his shoulder.
We’ve added a photo of the boxed set I found today and a message that Eric Clapton tweeted out..
I know EC is really going to miss BB – they were deep friends.
And BB was his teacher. He taught well.
Here’s to BB King and the music he left with us.
Play it. Remember it.
|tdmulligan||Host of Mulligan Stew||playlist www.mulliganstew.ca|
|Good time charlie||Duke robillard||Living with the Blues|
|Knockin||carolina chocolate drops and luminescent orchestrii||carolina chocolate drops and luminescent orchestrii|
|come at me||Daniel Wesley||I am your man|
|Mother of lies||JD McPherson||Let the good times roll|
|Lotta Lovin||Gene Vincent||Best of|
|tdmulligan||host of mulligan stew||playlist www.mulliganstew.ca|
|small town talk||Boz Scaggs||a fool to care|
|Mulligan Stew||coming UP – Mavericks, Kinks, Art Bergman|
|All night long||The Mavericks||Mono|
|Lola (live)||The Kinks||One for the road|
|It takes a lot to laugh. A train to cry||Taj Mahal||Tangled up in blues|
|Company store||Art Bergman||Song for the Underclass (ep)|
|Still crazy after all these years||Paul Simon||Concert in the Park|
|Fist City||The Little Willies||For the good times|
|this is Mulligan Stew||coming UP – Jeff Beck John Fogerty. Dylan.Clapton.Lonnie Mack||playlist www.mulliganstew.ca|
|Going Down||Jeff Beck||Jeff Beck Live +|
|Born on the Bayou (live)||John Fogerty||Conceert for the R&R Hall of Fame|
|Just like a woman||Bob Dylan||Blonde on Blonde|
|this is Mulligan Stew||with TD Mulligan||www.coyotesbanff.com|
|Little Queen of Spades||Eric Clapton||Sessions for Robert J|
|I found a love||Lonnie Mack||Attack of the Killer V|
|this is Mulligan Stew||Coming UP – A stroll down Abbey Road|
|Sun King||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|Mean mr Mustard||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|polythene pam||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|she came in thru the bathroom window||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|Golden Slumbers||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|carry that weight||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|the end||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|Her Majesty||the beatles||Abbey Road|
|this is Mulligan Stew||playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca||BB King Sept 16 1925. May 14.2015|
|When love comes to town||U2 and BB King||BB King Boxed Set King of the Blues|
|Riding with the King||BB King and Eric Clapton||Riding with the King|
|Make love to me||BB King and Eric Clapton||King of the Blues (demo)|
|Must be a better World||BB King and Eric Clapton||King of the blues|