The song of the day for Wednesday, January 31, 2023, is “Let The Good Times Roll.”
About This Song
“Let The Good Times Roll,” This song, known as a “jump blues” song, was written in 1946 by Sam Theard, a New Orleans singer and songwriter, with his wife, Fleecie Moore. Residents and visitors to New Orleans may be more familiar with the French version of the saying: Laissez le bon temps rouler. The first recording was in 1946 by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. The song charted well on the Billboard R&B chart. Other recordings include those by Ray Charles, George Fame and the Blue Flames, Muddy Waters, and Clifton Chenier. B.B. King recorded “Let The Good Times Roll” in 1999.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and B.B. King recorded “Let The Good Times Roll” in May 2001 for Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues.
“Let The Good Times Roll,” as well as Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues is available on Apple Music.
I found this terrific video of B.B. King singing “Let The Good Times Roll” at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1993. Dig that blue jacket!