Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Today there is another birth anniversary to celebrate. This one belongs to Riley B. King, a/k/a B.B. King, born 95 years ago today in Mississippi. He started playing guitar around age 12 and was basically self taught after learning three chords from the minister of his church. By 1947 he made his way to Tennessee and honed his skills at the clubs on Beale Street. In 1952 he had his first number one song, which is today’s track, and thus began his reign as “The King Of The Blues”.
“Now here it is three o’ clock in the mornin’
Can’t even close my eyes
Oh, three o’ clock in the mornin’, baby
Can’t even close my eyes“.
B.B. King circa 2010. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
B.B. King: “3 O’Clock Blues” (1951, written by Riley B. King, previously credited to Lowell Fulson).
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