B.B. King – “Every Day I Have The Blues” Live
The King Does It Again!
This video is classic and timeless IN EVERY WAY. It reminds me of those good old days when you turn on the radio and B.B. King is a staple in FM radio airplay. You can hear his song blasting on speakers almost everywhere you go! BUT if there’s one thing I absolutely love about this live performance, it’s how his music hasn’t aged a day! He sings the same way and plays his guitar the exact same way. It IS true what they say — once a King, always a King.
Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever… For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience.
This particular track, “Every Day I Have the Blues,” was first recorded on July 28, 1935 by Pinetop Sparks. This twelve-bar blues song showcased Pinetop’s impressive falcetto vocal. Though there were several other versions, the one by B.B. King remains to be a favorite. It ranked 8th in the R&B chart and it has appeared in his compilation albums.
King attributes the song’s appeal to arranger Maxwell Davis: “He [Davis] wrote a chart of ‘Every Day I Have the Blues’ with a crisp and relaxed sound I’d never heard before. I liked it so well, I made it my theme … Maxwell Davis didn’t write majestically; he wrote naturally, which was my bag. He created an atmosphere that let me relax.”