Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tuesday Is (After-Hours) Blues Day

B.B. King - Messy But Good

It's no accident that B.B. King is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time. King knows how to make "Lucille" sing oh-so-soulfully, and even on throwaway tracks like today's selection, it's always nice to hear him work those six silver strings with his trademark passion. "Messy But Good" was included on the Electric B.B. King LP for ABC. It was clearly there just for filler, but one man's filler is a King's feast, so B.B. and the band lay down some serious after-hours instrumental blues that leads one's mind to a smoky bar at 2 A.M. with the jukebox playing something like this. The tune truly lives up to its title!

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