I had the great pleasure of seeing the one and only BB King sitting on the old wooden floor in Tully Gym at my alma mater, Florida State University, with my BFF and future bride - who looked really good in short shorts - and music lover extraordinaire (she's the one that found this tune on YouTube and suggested it for the Countdown).
Back in 1972, you were allowed to bring your own wine to events at Tully - Mogen David - Booyah! Sitting on an ancient wooden floor, drinking cheap wine and listening to The King of Blues with the most amazing woman on earth. Life was, indeed, good. Attention all NOMADS - To paraphrase John Cougar - Hold on to sixteen as long as you can, Changes come around real soon, Make us women and men.
That concert left a lasting impression of this simple musician and his guitar. Not a lot of fancy riffs, just simple, almost minimalist melodies and improvisation. And, of course, his voice runs deep with the colorings of the Mississippi Delta. That doesn't change on this deep down blues version of today's Christmas classic.
NO. 10 ON THE 2015 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - BB KING PERFORMING MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.
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Make Sure Wish Your Baby a Merry Christmas