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Morning Song – Three O’Clock Blues

May 19, 2015

Lowell Fulson’s “Three O’Clock Blues” was B. B. King’s first big hit, going to #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart back in 1952.

Perhaps because it was recorded in a makeshift studio at the “colored” YMCA in Memphis that muted the backing muscians, perhaps because of King’s growing vocal and guitar prowess (and his ability to blend the two together), “Three O’Clock Blues” is the recording on which the B. B. King “sound” first comes together in a new and powerful way.

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