BB King in Hospice Care...

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BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by Scot Tremblay » Sat May 02, 2015 10:33 pm

Not classical but certainly a classic.A man who has had a major influence on many of the worlds guitarists, including a good number of the classical cats, whether they want to admit it or not... :wink:

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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by RoryJohn » Sat May 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Strangely surreal to see this as I was only just playing "Blues Boy's Tune" myself about an hour ago having not gone near it in years. The man is an absolutely legendary figure in the guitar world, a wonderful singer and by all accounts a total gentleman to boot.

And his vibrato?...fogeddaboutit
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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by Paul Janssen » Sun May 03, 2015 12:04 am

This is perhaps a little too timely given the recent passing of another American R&B legend, Ben E King.

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Post by BigGingerFro » Sun May 03, 2015 4:20 am

So sad to hear this. I came from the blues and BB was always my biggest inspiration. No matter what genre I am playing I always keep in mind the lessons I learned from BB's playing, the value of each note, the importance of keeping a great feel, and the often overlooked fact that complicated does not always equal better. Makes me very glad that I made it to a handful of his concerts while he was still in better health.

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Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Sun May 03, 2015 11:30 am

Many years ago, I played with a drummer who jammed with BB King on one occasion. I had heard that his last performances were pretty painful to watch and listen to; only a shadow of the legendary Blues artist. :(

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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Sun May 03, 2015 11:32 am

Paul Janssen wrote:This is perhaps a little too timely given the recent passing of another American R&B legend, Ben E King.
Ben E King's "Spanish Harlem" has always been one of my favorite popular songs. I play a Classical Guitar instrumental of "Spanish Harlem". :serenade:

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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by simonm » Sun May 03, 2015 11:53 am

Good that he is at home.

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Post by bear » Sun May 03, 2015 2:00 pm

I was fortunate to see Blues Boy King a couple of times. There was one time when my wife and I took my then 4 year old grandson. We were sitting about 3 rows from center stage and just prior to the start of the show, my grandson was standing on my lap,facing the stage and fist pumping in the air and chanting "B-B, B-B,..."
Etta James, opened and when she came out my grandson looked at me and said,"that's not B.B.". He was asleep and out for the night before she finished the first song.
Ben E. King, Percy Sledge; the inevitable is sad.
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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by Kent » Sun May 03, 2015 2:48 pm

The Thrill may soon be gone?
Bummer

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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by bear » Fri May 15, 2015 10:44 am

Good Bye
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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by RoryJohn » Fri May 15, 2015 11:19 am

Last of the 3 Kings to leave these shores...What a player. See ya BB.
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Re: BB King in Hospice Care...

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Fri May 15, 2015 11:27 am

The body shell is gone, but the music is immortal.



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