Friday, October 17, 2014

In praise of: Gladys Knight

Am home alone – wife away, children at Equidays for the evening show-jumping spectacular  – so while I make larb for dinner I can listen to whatever the hell I please, and loud. Which happens to be BB King’s How Blue Can You Get: classic live performances 1964 to 1994. The duet with Gladys Knight came on and I wondered – YouTube? Check. YouBet!

So here are Gladys Knight and BB King together on Percy Mayfield’s classic song “Please Send Me Someone to Love” in April 1987 for HBO’s B.B. King and Friends: A Night of Red Hot Blues. That’s Paul Butterfield on harmonica and the magnificently monikered Calep Emphrey Jr on drums. But really it’s all about Gladys:

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