Miss Martha King

Album: King of Kings (1949)

Songfacts®:

  • Released on the Bullet label in 1949, this B.B. King composition was the first record the legendary bluesman cut; backed by "Got The Blues." Miss Martha King was actually B.B.'s wife, Mrs. Martha King, the former Martha Lee Denton. Most wives would be flattered for their husbands to immortalize them in vinyl, even on a blues record, alas, Martha divorced him in 1952. But at least that inspired him to write another song! >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Richard121 from Chico/paradise, Ca.The instrumentation, alone, is well worth the listen.
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