Another song to share. The blues is a type of music I always enjoy. BB King was always one of my favorites.
For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he released over fifty albums, many of them classics.
He was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. In his youth, he played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career.
Memphis was where every important musician of the South gravitated, and which supported a large musical community where every style of African American music could be found. B.B. stayed with his cousin Bukka White, one of the most celebrated blues performers of his time, who schooled B.B. further in the art of the blues.
Sadly, he passed away on May 4th, 2015.
My Dad played a guitar for many years, he enjoyed music as well. He too had a Gibson guitar he always pIayed.
I always think of him when I hear this guitar played by BB King. Enjoy!
Do you sometimes enjoy blues music?
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My dad was also a Blues fan but not as much as Jazz and dance music
That is a cool memory. I could don’t survive without remembering the good ole days.
These are great memories that you remember when you hear this music. Blues is the music I like.
Yes I have wonderful memories of music in my life.
We spent the last year of his life following him around to every concert he gave?
Oh wow that is so cool. So talented.
Ah BB! Nothing like the blues… My son got to meet him in a hotel one time. He was playing on the piano in the lounge just as chris was walking by. He was on a class trip to NASA and when BB saw the kids he put on a little concert for them. Thanks for the share, I listened to it again, and what a great cover photo that is. Or artwork I guess I should say.
I know Kim. Who living in New Orleans, I saw his often and this music played all over the city. The cover photo looks so real. Had to share.
BB King and Louise, always entertained. I love the blues! there is a part of Chicago on the south side that is filled with Blues Bars. I used to go all he time and listen!
I love this music as well. My Dad loved it too. Good memories. His music will live on.
Lucille, not Louise sorry i am a huge fan of the blues!
Not a problem, I knew what you meant. 🙂
apparently I didn’t!
Not sure where Louise came from
This is one of the blues songs I really enjoy.
Same here, nothing any better than this one in my opinion.
The blues is very relaxing to listen to.
I agree with you LaJenna. Makes good background music.
Although this genre of music is not well known in our country, I enjoy listening to it.
I am happy to hear you enjoy the music as well.
Thank you so much for sharing BB King’s story. I remember him.
You are very welcome. Glad you remember him.
I love blues and B.B. King is one of my favorites.
Good to hear and good to see you as well.