B.B. King Quotes (Author of Blues All Around Me)
B.B. King's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments
White and other early blues musicians such as T. Bone Walker influenced his guitar technique. King put together his own band with a horn and rhythm section to back him up. King continued to record albums, tour and perform extensively up until his death in at age We open our top 10 B.
We celebrate the legendary bluesman's greatest recordings
While many blues performers were backtracking on their careers to satisfy a new white Delta blues-obsessed audience, King gave his predominantly black followers exactly what he wanted: progression. His music took on elements of jazz, funk and soul while never obscuring his first love, the blues. Even in his dotage, BB King maintained a punishing touring schedule. That work ethic, forged in the poverty he experienced as a child, is there in his discography too. When he released Completely Well in , he was already on his 17th studio record. BB King and his band had been playing well over dates a year since the mids by the time they rolled up at the Regal Theater in Chicago on November 21, , to play the show that was recorded for this album.
Below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below or on Facebook! In , B. Along with consistently powerful playing and singing from B. On this track, we get to see the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of Eric, Stevie, Albert, Paul and B. Upon its release, this show was dedicated to Paul Butterfield, founder of the hugely influential Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who sadly passed away on May 4,