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B.B. King — See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Album: One Kind Favor
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:45
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Well, there's one kind favor I'll ask of you
One kind favor I'll ask of you
Oh, there's one kind favor I'll ask of you
See that my grave is kept clean

There's two white horses in a line
Two white horses in a line
Two white horses in a line
Gonna take me to my burying ground

Well, my heart stopped beating
My hands are cold
Well, my heart stopped beating
And my hands are cold
Well, my heart stopped beating
And my hands are cold
I believe just what the Bible told

Did you ever hear a coffin sound?
Did you ever hear a coffin sound?
Did you ever hear a coffin sound?
Then you know that the poor boy's in the ground

Dig my grave with a silver spade
Well, you dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Let me down the golden chain

Have you ever heard the church bell tone?
Ever heard the church bell tone?
Did you ever hear a church bell tone?
Then you know that the poor boy's dead and gone

I feel so good

One kind favor I'll ask of you
One kind favor I'll ask of you
It's one kind favor I'll ask of you
Please see that my grave is kept clean
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BB King , Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jim Vaughn - "Rock me Baby" Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO7YNzq9qGo



Super Great Vocal ! #9
 bobcat1963 wrote:
BB is a great guitar player, but for serious contents (like this song) we need a tone-deaf singer.
Bob Dylan for example?

 
Fixed your typos.

 bobcat1963 wrote:
BB is een great guitarplayer, but for serieus contents (like this song) we need another singer.
Bob Dylan for example?

 
oh please god no! Bob Dylan might be a good writer but he is definitely no good singer (like in technically good). rather B.B. himself

 leap wrote:
{#Chillpill}  Tomar una de estas 1 vez al dia.

 

sii, un vez es sufficiente :)
Hey, c'mon, he's over 80 and singing about his imminent demise.  I rather like the muted quality of this piece.
{#Chillpill}  Tomar una de estas 1 vez al dia.

 cc_rider wrote:
B.B. King is, what, 80 years old?
 
Eighty-three and a half.
I read some of the comments, and noticed many were less than positive. So I checked the release date of the album. About six months ago. B.B. King is, what, 80 years old? And still recording and touring? He can sit on stage and pick his nose if he wants to, he has earned it.

I agree it's not as solid and tight as most of his work, but considering the context, Mr. King  has nothing to be ashamed of. In some ways, this song's lack of polish harkens back to the blues of folks like Muddy Waters and Huddie Ledbetter: loose and raw.

c.
BB is een great guitarplayer, but for serieus contents (like this song) we need another singer.
Bob Dylan for example?

The first notes coming in, I was sure I was going to hear Congo Square.

The man is marvelous live in concert.

But this one kinda stumbles along.


Bump it up for the King!{#Bananajam}
 HarrO wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE BB fan, but this one lacks something, poor production maybe? Drums wash out everything else. Lack-luster guitar work. He's still the hardest working man in the blues (tours like a fiend). Lots of better versions of this tune out there though. Sorry.
 
I agree. Sounds like the piano is playing in another room...

Kinda bland and souless - no real texture, very sterile, atleast on this track.
kinda lame, guess I'm bored by this type of "groove..."?
adib wrote:

Hmmm...

This version comes across as a "pot boiler" - BB has produced *way* better than this, it lacks soul {#Sad}

Having heard this, I was prompted to upload a (IMHO) much better version of the same song by Kelly Joe Phelps - that version is dark, moody, has brilliant slide guitar - I would recommend it highly (from the album Roll Away The Stone - which isn't his best, but this track stands out). You won't hear it on RP though, as it was rejected instantly without even making it for review on the LRC {#Stupid}


I love Kelly Joe Phelps version its great, have several versions of this song from Blind Lemon to Dylan and this isn't the best tho love BB, this version falls short but have seen him do it far more justice live


Hmmm...

This version comes across as a "pot boiler" - BB has produced *way* better than this, it lacks soul {#Sad}

Having heard this, I was prompted to upload a (IMHO) much better version of the same song by Kelly Joe Phelps - that version is dark, moody, has brilliant slide guitar - I would recommend it highly (from the album Roll Away The Stone - which isn't his best, but this track stands out).  You won't hear it on RP though, as it was rejected instantly without even making it for review on the LRC {#Stupid}

This has got a good New Orleans, Dr John feel to it!
New stuff from the Master. Nice.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE BB fan, but this one lacks something, poor production maybe? Drums wash out everything else. Lack-luster guitar work. He's still the hardest working man in the blues (tours like a fiend). Lots of better versions of this tune out there though. Sorry.
Most excellent, although the Lightnin' Hopkins version has more emotional depth.

 

what i say?.....a pearl!-  ** 9 **


This is great!