Monday, May 18, 2015

In Memory Of B. B. King

Riley B. King
 September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015

This episode is dedicated to the music of B. B. King, the King of the Blues, who passed away last week at his home in Las Vegas.  It's been said that B.B. introduced a sophisticated blues style of soloing based on his fluid style which would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed. He was a performer's performer, touring endlessly and playing 200 a year, one year he played 342 shows.  He is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, and the National Medal of Freedom from President G. W. Bush. B. B. King is regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring both blues and rock  performers.

 The B B King Tribute is ...

Everyday I Have the Blues - Live at the Regal

The Oldies:
1957 - Did You Ever Love A Women
1956 - House Rocker Boogie
1958 - Please Accept My Love
1961 - Driving Wheel

The Classic:
1969 - Thrill Is Gone

The Covers Tunes:
Hummingbird - Leon Russell
Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonfull
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens -Louis Jordan
Stormy Monday (with Albert Collins) - T Bone Walker

B. B. King and His Pals:
When Love Comes To Town with U2
Early in the Morning with Van Morrison
The Thrill Is Gone with Eric Clapton

Spiritual Spotlight:
When The Saints Go Marching In

Please See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

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