Mulligan Stew May 16th – BB King

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“The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”

-BB King

“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..IMG_3271

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.Gibson_Lucille

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.

Thanks -TDM

 


PLAYLIST:

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
Mulligan Stew www.CanadaHouse.com
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

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