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RIP Mr. B.B. King :(


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#1 Coopdog

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:24 AM

Tonight a guy I have admired all my life passed away. B.B. King was one hell of a beautiful spirit, and his music will transcend the generations. I heard this and it sort of shocked me, and it took a few minutes to sink in. When it did I shed some tears and raised a beer to this man. I want to post a link on here but can't do it for some damn reason. If someone would go to Youtube and pull up Lightning in a bottle Sweet Sixteen and post the B.B. King song for me it would be appreciated. Break out the Kleenex for this one :)

 

The world lost a lot of good songs today. Thankful he lived as long as he did. I been admiring his style since before I even liked Rock and Roll, and that is a long time.

 

Tried several ways to post a link. Any help is appreciated


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#2 TurkeyRanch

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:21 AM

Here ya are coop. Very sad, what a great musician.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:45 AM

The thrill is not gone, but you still picked fine to to leave me, Lucile.

 

Case closed.

 

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#4 Coopdog

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for posting that link Turkeyranch. It has been a long time since I could post links and I dunno why.



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

I'm ever so thankful that i was able to see him in concert. Not only a great musician but a consumate showman.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

His genre was really not my thing but every time he popped up on TV I had to watch. There's something very essentially human about the man.

 

He appealed to several generations of listeners and that makes him a Classic. There are no doubt others like him but he'll be the icon of his style for a long time.

 

I wonder what his vision of the afterlife was like.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

R.I.P BB


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 12:01 AM

I got to see him a few times, and he was epic every time. . . Truly a great blues man.

Moving from General ~~~~> Rabbit Hole.
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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:20 AM

So wish I had got to see him in person. He was a guitar hero to me since I was like 12 and I am an old guy my damn self.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 06:09 AM

I saw BB three times, all incredible, all in the mid to late 1990s.  

 

I actually got to meet him once.  A friend of mine was opening for him at a small theatre show, and he invited me backstage.  BB was exactly what you would think he'd be--genuine, humble, funny.  He was completely self-taught on guitar, couldn't read music at all, did not even really know what chords were, played leads and fills by ear.  But his tone and phrasing were straight from Heaven, as we all know.  He was an equally phenomenal vocalist and especially loved singing ballads.  Like Johnny Cash, he would play prisons--"Live at Cook County Jail" is still one of his best live shows, I think.

 

So it is a great loss--an American icon.  He has gone on to a jam somewhere in the sky.  RIP.


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:48 PM

Man I learned my first box blues fingering style from this guy back in the 70's




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