Posted by: Dr. Y. | May 15, 2015

B.B. King: So long to the King of Blues

B.B. King (Source: Achievement.org)

B.B. King (Source: Achievement.org)

I was first introduced to B.B. King‘s music by my father. As a child, what impressed me was not just my father’s love for good music, but his love for Blues, and in particular for B.B. King’s music. I mean, when you listened to the way the king played that guitar of his, you were instantly projected to another dimension. His voice touched your soul. He created a unique genre mixing country blues to big-city rhythms, recognizable by millions across the globe, and when he touched that stinging guitar of his with a shimmering vibrato, notes just leapt out. His biggest hit, “The Thrill is Gone” was a magnificent poem of love, pain, and perseverance written after his second divorce; and that is true of most of his other hits. His songs deeply connected with human emotions at their core. He influenced some of the world best guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and U2, to name just a few. The NY Times and BBC had a good article about B.B. King, the maestro… don’t forget to check out his Official website. I always dreamed of seeing him on stage… never had the chance. Enjoy “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King, the King of Blues.


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  1. The passing of a Titan. He gave my mother a rose on her birthday once at a show… Wish I had been there to see it as he was her favorite musician…

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    • Wow… your mother is a special one, to get a rose from the king himself! Thank you for your comment, and I wish I had been there too.

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