B.B. King: You’re Gonna Miss Me

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  1. catman commented on May 15

    The Louis Armstrong of the blues.

  2. theexpertisin commented on May 15

    He made the most of his ability and then some. While learned musicians will scoff at his simplistic chord progressions and artistic predictability, it is duly noted that successful popular (in this case R&B) musicians establish a unique style that matures into a popularity among the casual music listener. B.B. King executed this with grace (as per musicians who knew him) and a lifetime of tunes that stirred the beat and the soul.

    He also influenced many later pre-rap pop artists.

  3. chartist commented on May 16

    I saw B.B. king about 25 years ago in Point State Park Pittsburgh PA. I was seated in the front row under his tent. To me, he was old then. But I was only 29. I didn’t get his stardom, I guess I was too young to appreciate him. The tickets were free. He was so close, I could reach out and touch him as he sat and played. I don’t think I stayed for the whole performance, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

  4. Robert M commented on May 16

    this is surely a podcast. NPR reran a 1996 interview w/ Terry Gross Fri. Interview was Terry being Terry. the best part however was the song they closed the show w/. It was a song I’d never heard(?). The closing lyric to paraphrase, Baby give me one last kiss because I’m leaving town and I won’t be back here again. Truly a great epitaph.

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