Friday, September 16, 2011

Singin' the Blues

Blues Icon B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925.

Wow!!! I nearly missed B.B. King's birthday. Most of the great blues legends have passed away, but we're lucky enough to still have "Blues Boy" with us. So here's wishes for a Happy 86th Birthday to the King.

B.B. King's influence within the blues tradition cannot be overstated, but it should also be noted that his innovations in guitar playing techniques extends well beyond the confines of the blues and into classic rock performance styles. He is frequently regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. It is a reputation that he has properly earned with a long career of brilliant playing.

B.B. King, Master of the Blues Guitar

Don't take my word for it. Let's listen to some music and you can decide for yourself.

Here B.B. King's first hit song "3 O'Clock Blues".

Here's "The Thrill Is Gone" which is probably B.B. King's most recognized piece.

Here are a few more of my favorites:


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