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BB King has died

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by martian, May 15, 2015.

  1. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
  2. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

  3. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    The weather here today suits the blues.
     
  4. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    North
  5. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass

    Location:
    Colorado
    I saw BB play many times over the years. He always projected a sense of respect for his audience that most artists do not.
    No false modesty, he knew he was good, just an appreciation that you've paid good money and gave up an evening to see him play.

    JAM session in heaven tonight.
     
  6. girldetective

    girldetective Getting Tilted

    Soul.
    RIP.
     
  7. SirLance

    SirLance Death Therapist

    The thrill is gone....

    Saw him many times, the best ever.
     
  8. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    Picturing a jam session with Monk, Coltrane, and King. That would be incredible.
     
  9. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Now playin' a jam with The Man. :cool:

    BB was always on the road, never stopped...consummate showman.
    Thanks for the riffs.
     
  10. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

  11. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    He was a special man in many ways.

     
  12. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I'm going from memory here, so this probably isn't totally accurate.

    One of the modern (at the time) guitar slingers, perhaps it was Stevie Ray Vaughn, described a jam session featuring several blues guitarists who took turns soloing. He said King took his solo, played only three notes, and left everybody on the floor.

    King's playing--he knew when not to play--reminds me of a quote from Dizzy Gillespie, "It took me years to understand that the spaces between the notes were just important as the notes."
     
  13. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
  14. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous' - Yahoo News

    What a mess. It seems from various articles that I've read that there has been a longtime feud between his business manager of almost 40 years and his two daughters, who it appears he wasn't terribly close to. Now that he's gone, and his daughters disagree with his wishes as published in his will, they are going after the manager.

    I hate stuff like this, because it is so hard as an outsider to tell who to believe.