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:

      Cuidado,
      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:

    Buzz,
    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)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093224/
    (not well thought of by the reviewer)

    Bordello: House of the Rising Sun (1985)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123553/

    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)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112641/
    List of music:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112641/soundtrack

    • katry Says:

      Rick,
      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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