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B.B. King — Let The Good Times Roll
Album: Let The Good Times Roll
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Hey, everybody, let's have some fun
You only live but once
And when you're dead you're done, so
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Don't sit there mumblin', talkin' trash
If you wanna have a ball
You gotta go out and spend some cash, and
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Hey Mr. Landlord, lock up all the doors
When the police comes around
Just tell 'em that the joint is closed
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Hey tell everybody
Mr. King's in town
I got a dollar and a quarter
Just rarin' to clown
But don't let nobody play me cheap
I got fifty cents more that I'm gonna keep, so

Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

No matter whether rainy weather
Birds of a feather gotta stick together
So get yourself under control
Go out and get together and let the good times roll
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Just not that interesting.
 cc_rider wrote:
If this guy sticks with it and works hard, he might make a name for himself...

 
{#High-five}
R.I.P.B.B.
 GTT wrote:
I love blues music, from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charley Patton on through Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.  But for some reason I have never liked BB King at all.  Maybe because at some point blues patterns turned into a kind of boring, predictable cliche, and BBK is the personification of that cliche.

 
Interesting point. (Really. No irony meant.)
I bow to your greater knowledge... but remain happy in my ignorance. A solid 9 for me. 
I love blues music, from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charley Patton on through Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.  But for some reason I have never liked BB King at all.  Maybe because at some point blues patterns turned into a kind of boring, predictable cliche, and BBK is the personification of that cliche.
 ziakut wrote:
A legend. That's all there is to it. Nuttin' like let tin' da good times roll....Love you B.B. Miss him and Lucille.{#Bananajam}

 
Where did he go?  I just saw him play last year, and while he plays from a chair now, he still can rock Lucille!  {#Notworthy}
{#Motor}
A legend. That's all there is to it. Nuttin' like let tin' da good times roll....Love you B.B. Miss him and Lucille.{#Bananajam}

 Cynaera wrote:
I could listen to BB King all day long. {#Bounce}
 
me too, saw him once, simply great and a very sweet man too
 cc_rider wrote:
If this guy sticks with it and works hard, he might make a name for himself...
 
ha ha ha VERY funny................
 drews wrote:
Gentleman oh yes he is. First time I caught BB live was in a 1650-seater venue in Croydon, nr London back in '85. After a fantastic show BB was down the front, shaking hands for ages - and what monster sized hands he has - and so grateful we'd packed the place out, and so pleased we'd enjoyed ourselves so much. Such a humble guy forever surprised by his world wide appeal. He got me into the blues big time. Apparently his gambling debts are a big factor in keeping him on the road at his age.
 
*dusts off memory* Bloody hell! I think I was there for that! Missed him after the show because most likely we were running for last orders.

If this guy sticks with it and works hard, he might make a name for himself...
Gentleman oh yes he is. First time I caught BB live was in a 1650-seater venue in Croydon, nr London back in '85. After a fantastic show BB was down the front, shaking hands for ages - and what monster sized hands he has - and so grateful we'd packed the place out, and so pleased we'd enjoyed ourselves so much. Such a humble guy forever surprised by his world wide appeal. He got me into the blues big time. Apparently his gambling debts are a big factor in keeping him on the road at his age.

 
nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in the early 70s BB was still playing clubs and small towns in the Southeast. I saw him in a high school gym in North Carolina, where there was a power failure on the stage about halfway through the show. Instead of retreating to his dressing room, BB came out into the audience and sat at a table, shaking hands and chatting with everyone who came up.

When power was restored, he said "Oh, I'm sorry they fixed it, I was having such a good time talking with you folks."

A real gentleman, one of the last of his kind.
 


 hideglue wrote:
Will they play this in Chicago tonight?
 

And every night!
Saw him play in October of 2008, at the Rialto in Joliet.  One of the best shows I have ever been to. 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in the early 70s BB was still playing clubs and small towns in the Southeast. I saw him in a high school gym in North Carolina, where there was a power failure on the stage about halfway through the show. Instead of retreating to his dressing room, BB came out into the audience and sat at a table, shaking hands and chatting with everyone who came up.

When power was restored, he said "Oh, I'm sorry they fixed it, I was having such a good time talking with you folks."

A real gentleman, one of the last of his kind.
 

Yes indeed.  Used to run a fuel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike in th early 90's.  His tour bus pulled in for fuel and food (we had a Popeyes Chicken there).  Everyone rides on the same bus, including BB.  Very nice guy, a truly happy presence.  Got to talk to him a little as he walked around and stretched his legs.  We got quite a few bands passing thru, other than Willie Nelson's 3 bus enterage, BB's was a memorable visit.
Good version of this song.  Not as good as Ray's but still good.
I could listen to BB King all day long. {#Bounce}

BB KING by ~Przemo12
©2009-2010 ~Przemo12



BB KIng/Eric Clapton/Buddy Guy/Jim Vaughn - "Rock Me Baby" Live

"BB King, Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Jim Vaughn. I believe the world turned a little bit slower that day, due to the high concentration of pure ´EpicWin´ on that stage!"

Putting nostalgia aside...this is quite boring.
Ray Charles' cover of this, on Quincy Jones' compilation titled "Q's Juke Joint", really, REALLY rocks!  (Actually, come to think of it, the whole CD rocks.)  That'd be a good one to add to the rotation, Bill!
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in the early 70s BB was still playing clubs and small towns in the Southeast. I saw him in a high school gym in North Carolina, where there was a power failure on the stage about halfway through the show. Instead of retreating to his dressing room, BB came out into the audience and sat at a table, shaking hands and chatting with everyone who came up.

When power was restored, he said "Oh, I'm sorry they fixed it, I was having such a good time talking with you folks."

A real gentleman, one of the last of his kind.
 
What a great story.  Thanks for sharing.  {#High-five}



with the economy as bad as it is, we should all maybe listen to Mr King, and let the good times Roll, starting on September 20th!!!!!!!!!!!
{#Kiss}
THERE IS NOTHING
like a lil BB King in my head....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Damn. RP has been pumping out the feel-good vibe all day! I'm right there with ya, Bill. I truly hope the good times will be rollin' even harder tonight!!!!!
Back in the early 70s BB was still playing clubs and small towns in the Southeast. I saw him in a high school gym in North Carolina, where there was a power failure on the stage about halfway through the show. Instead of retreating to his dressing room, BB came out into the audience and sat at a table, shaking hands and chatting with everyone who came up.

When power was restored, he said "Oh, I'm sorry they fixed it, I was having such a good time talking with you folks."

A real gentleman, one of the last of his kind.
Will they play this in Chicago tonight?
no comment   -  9.
 hamer12string wrote:
I used to be like that...
I got a call to play piano for a band that was covering 16 blues tunes. I thought - no sweat - 1-4-5 in 5 keys... What I discovered in preparing the material was that each song was different in ways that were sometimes obvious and sometimes subtle. Charting that stuff so that I'd be able to recreate those 16 1-4-5 songs as unique pieces was a real eye-opener for me. I hear the blues alot differently now. FWIW.
CC

 
I played in a blues band for about 5 years and the trick is getting your fun from the dynamics, the solos and the total energy of the band. If you do that, you're there.


Them good times ARE rollin' when BB's playin........
inindian wrote:
Don't guy me. I'm not one :nyah:
Like blues guitar playing chicks aren't one of the guys?
bokey wrote:
You guys make my brain hurt with all the thinkifying.You don't play the blues, the blues play you.
Don't guy me. I'm not one :nyah:
Alifreckles50 wrote:
see, that's what I'm thinking. just listen, and let it wash over you!
It's the same when you're playing it. If you've been playing more than a couple years and you're still thinking while you're playing you're just not going to get it. It's in you or it's not.
bokey wrote:
You guys make my brain hurt with all the thinkifying.You don't play the blues, the blues play you.
see, that's what I'm thinking. just listen, and let it wash over you!
You guys make my brain hurt with all the thinkifying. You don't play the blues, the blues play you.
fretman wrote:
Caffeine's comment was about 1-4-5... Too bad it isn't 1-4-5... if you listen, its 1-6-2-5 on the turn-arounds. If you're gonna wail on the blues, you got to get it right, cat. Frankly Mr. King is different from Mr. Christian, and he's gone so far to say in his biography he's not the most technically adept guitarist. But he is a showman, and that's what BB's about.
Yes that's so right, Caffeine is sorely missing something more than just a beat or 2 if only hearing 1-4-5..BB is a real showman with warmth and a sweet voice.. :guitarist:
the_om wrote:
I was aware of B.B. and his legendary guitar, Lucille, but I really hadn't appreciated his wonderful vocals. I remember hearing him on U2's "When Love Comes to Town" and marveling at this (for me) revelation.
Check out Indianola Mississippi Seeds if you want to hear more. That one came out in either the late 70s or early 80s. A very good one to start your B.B. King collection. King has a LOT of music before hooking up with U2...
Caffeine's comment was about 1-4-5... Too bad it isn't 1-4-5... if you listen, its 1-6-2-5 on the turn-arounds. If you're gonna wail on the blues, you got to get it right, cat. Frankly Mr. King is different from Mr. Christian, and he's gone so far to say in his biography he's not the most technically adept guitarist. But he is a showman, and that's what BB's about.
crowhog2000 wrote:
:notworthy: :crown: BB :crown: :notworthy:
outfreakinstanding! :bananajumprope:
Laissez les bon temps roullez!! Lovin me some B.B. King! 10!!!!!!!!!!!
Great version!
Well said caffeine !! :clap: :dance: It's not until you play it that you understand it. No way is, for example, Smokestack lightnin' like Let The Good Times Roll, or like Can't Be Satisfied by Muddy.W. or like.....I dunno...you name it, it'll be different
caffeine wrote:
I really don't like straight-forward blues. Bores me to tears. ... Guess I'm the odd-man out. :(
I used to be like that... I got a call to play piano for a band that was covering 16 blues tunes. I thought - no sweat - 1-4-5 in 5 keys... What I discovered in preparing the material was that each song was different in ways that were sometimes obvious and sometimes subtle. Charting that stuff so that I'd be able to recreate those 16 1-4-5 songs as unique pieces was a real eye-opener for me. I hear the blues alot differently now. FWIW. CC
caffeine wrote:
I really don't like straight-forward blues. Bores me to tears. All I hear is: 1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna buy me a pair of blue suede shoes. ad infinitum. Not into B.B. King at all. At least when Charlie Christian did blues, he threw in a blazing hot, technically proficient solo with interesting rhythms and phrasings. I need my minor 7ths and half diminishes. Otherwise I feel like I'm listening to a musical endless loop. Guess I'm the odd-man out. :(
If you can play 1-4-5 like this, then you should be out playing somewhere and not posting on RP about how boring blues is.
caffeine wrote:
I really don't like straight-forward blues. Bores me to tears. All I hear is: 1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna buy me a pair of blue suede shoes. ad infinitum. Not into B.B. King at all. At least when Charlie Christian did blues, he threw in a blazing hot, technically proficient solo with interesting rhythms and phrasings. I need my minor 7ths and half diminishes. Otherwise I feel like I'm listening to a musical endless loop. Guess I'm the odd-man out. :(
there is a live version that will blow your mind...its no more complex, but it has so much more energy, that it is intoxicating and it just does not matter - the only reason this song got a high rating (I know what BB King is capable with this song)
I really don't like straight-forward blues. Bores me to tears. All I hear is: 1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna go down to the delta and play me some blues. 4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1 Gonna buy me a pair of blue suede shoes. ad infinitum. Not into B.B. King at all. At least when Charlie Christian did blues, he threw in a blazing hot, technically proficient solo with interesting rhythms and phrasings. I need my minor 7ths and half diminishes. Otherwise I feel like I'm listening to a musical endless loop. Guess I'm the odd-man out. :(
rklein wrote:
B. B. King is great and the tune by Michael Penn just before was also fine, but this was the first time I thought: Hey Bill, these two tunes don't go well toghether. You should work on that sequence.
Bill's refining his contrasts.
Louis Jordan is beyond compare, and I love B.B. too, so I'll refrain from commenting on the result of this venture, except to express disappointment. I am going to compare the great B.B. King to my cat, Basil. Both are big guys. Both are diabetic and need regular care. Both have big hearts and are entirely loveable. That said, Basil can't play guitar for shit. So I'll have to hand it to Blues Boy King and Lucille, after all. Happy birthday! Then again, my cat Basil never collaborated with U2, so he's got that going for him.
H-B! B.B.!!! A+
Oh yeaaaaah!
B. B. King is great and the tune by Michael Penn just before was also fine, but this was the first time I thought: Hey Bill, these two tunes don't go well toghether. You should work on that sequence.
B.B.'s the reason my Grande Ballroom (Detroit) handbill appeared in his exhibit at the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. Thanks B.B.! Thanks Russ (Gibb)!
Great, apart froom the stop chorus. I think there should have been more to the chords: bahda dap *singing* bahda dap *singing* apart form that, its great.
:notworthy: :crown: BB :crown: :notworthy:
Lucille is sounding oh so sweet!! B.B. is the B.Best!
navonodt wrote:
Totally aggree everone should see him at least once.
If so, you'd better catch him quick.... :cry:
rulebritannia wrote:
Can you love rock and not like this song? Hard to imagine, but I'm just not a fan of early R&R. Not even classic BBK.
That's okay, rule - but how about the lean and clean production value on this one? Me, I love it!
Can you love rock and not like this song? Hard to imagine, but I'm just not a fan of early R&R. Not even classic BBK.
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN...YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...AND WHEN YOU'RE DEAD YOU'RE DONE great line. 8)
THE ONE, THE ONLY, BB KING. DESTINED TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT LEGENDS OF ALL TIME. ROCK ON BB!!!
Saw a BB King show in a fairly small bar on The Hill in Boulder Colorado in the early 1970s and he was AWESOME. (pimp) :bounce: :bounce: (pimp)
I was aware of B.B. and his legendary guitar, Lucille, but I really hadn\'t appreciated his wonderful vocals. I remember hearing him on U2\'s \"When Love Comes to Town\" and marveling at this (for me) revelation.
Originally Posted by hippie: I saw B.B. in concert :) He was GREAT :cool: :notworthy:
Totally aggree everone should see him at least once.
There is something to be said for longevity...it grants icon status, irregardless of relative merit. If only Robert Johnson had lived to a ripe old B.B. age.
Most Righteous! :notworthy: :notworthy:
:notworthy: :notworthy:
I saw B.B. in concert :) He was GREAT :cool: :notworthy:
This song will always and forever remind of all of the fun I have had in New Orleans and will have in the future. Cool choice, Bill!