House of the Rising Sun: B.B. King and Mary Travers

This is from the album PP M& (Lifelines).

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8 Comments on “House of the Rising Sun: B.B. King and Mary Travers”

  1. Cuidado Says:

    Fabulous rendition! Typical BB King. I always love his vocals though he’s better feted for his guitar playing..

    • katry Says:

      I love Mary’s opening. That familiar voice sets the tone for B.B.King’s vocals which compliment her so well. Then we hear that guitar…..

  2. buzz Says:

    With Hollywood making movies based on much lesser songs & concepts, I’m surprised nobody has ever tried to turn “House of the Rising Sun” into a film. The song is open to so many possibilities.

  3. katry Says:

    I figure several movies have had pieces of that plot, and you’re right about the possibilities.

  4. Rick Herndon Says:

    Hmmm. Well, well, well. I’d never thought of searching for this before now.
    House of the Rising Sun (1987)
    (not well thought of by the reviewer)

    Bordello: House of the Rising Sun (1985)

    And this one is only oblique, as the song is over the closing credits, but it stars folks we might have seen before.
    Casino (1995)
    List of music:

    • katry Says:

      It’s good to know that even adult movies have heart, “The beloved owner of a New Orleans bordello dies of a heart attack…” I loved the review of House of the Rising Sun, “‘Though short, yet tedious.”

      That soundtrack had the most varied music, some of them really great songs. I don’t remember the movie but the music is a great indicator of the time line of the plot.

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