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B. B. King RIP

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by younkint, May 15, 2015.

  1. ValDiaz

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    We could've lost him all those years ago when he rescued his guitar from the fire. Be thankful we didn't. RIP Mr King, you did things right...
     
  2. SixStringSlinger

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    I always tell people he was my first guitar teacher. Listening to an old greatest hits and copying his licks is how I learned to play lead. Even his last album was a killer.

    I'll miss him.
     
  3. sir humphrey

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    Really sad. He was one of the very few real giants of guitar. Always felt like he would go on forever!

    I can genuinely say he changed everything for me on guitar - went to see him at a point when I was fairly new to guitar and was sliding towards wanting to be a shredder.

    After seeing BB, my whole philosophy and approach to guitar changed. I know its a cliche, but he could say more with five notes than most can with 1000. It was always about the song, and the guitar was always singing.

    I was lucky enough to meet him and jam with him at the Octagon Centre in Sheffield many years ago, and he was a lovely, charming man. RIP
     
  4. maxvintage

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    I remember seeing BB King on Sanford and sone back in the 70s, as a kid in my parent's living room. I was learning how to play at the time. Something just hit me on the side of the head: the sense of swing, the timing, the phrasing, the sting of the vibrato; but also that blues was fun and joyful as well as melancholy: that it had strut and brag and humor as well as tears.

    this silly little clip changed my musical life



    Just typical BB--great phrasing, the singing that's half shout, the vibrato, the swing, the swing. Thereafter I studied on BB hard.
     
  5. ValDiaz

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    Great story Sir H. Jamming with BB, no pressure there, eh?
     
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    I was unaware until I left for work this morning. The radio was tuned to Bluesville and the words "Remembering B.B. King" were scrolling on the screen.

    Then they played B.B doing Going Down Slow.

    RIP
     
  7. Jamie Black

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    Originally posted by maxvintage

    I remember the Sanford and Son episode, one of my favorites. Thanks for the memories B.B., RIP.
     
  8. ruger9

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    Thank you God, for giving us Riley B. King. He brought much joy to this world, and music today wouldn't be the same without him.

    And now the jam continues.....

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  9. Ash Telecaster

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    I was fortunate enough to have seen him perform in a little theater in Indianna. Thing I found that was really special was the way he interwove the music with story telling. Rest in peace BB.
     
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    Sad news indeed. I'm listening to some B.B. right now.
     
  11. sir humphrey

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    None whatsoever! :neutral:;)
     
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    "Like being hit by a falling tree, woman what you do to me".

    Truth.
     

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  13. Allthesound

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    So very sad even though it was expected. You will be sorely missed. RIP BB.
     
  14. Chicago Matt

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    Thank you, Mr. King.
     
  15. Uncle Joe

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    BB King was a grateful, loving man who maintained an underlying happiness while singing and playing great Blues. He was a unique man.

    He was a happy person who made others happy.

    And he did it while singing the Blues. An amazing man.

     
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    Truly one of a kind. There won't be any more BB's coming down the line. RIP, Mr. King.
     
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    First heard him on records bought over by airmen at a USAAF base in the UK. Taught me that a guitar could be made to sing, after a diet of Shadows twang it was a revelation. Thank you for your music Mr King it will be with us for ever.
     
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    The world was enrichened by his presence and is lessened by his absence.
    A true classic.
    Nobody could say more with one note than B.B.
     
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    So glad I saw him a couple times when I had the chance. He was really something.
     
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