No Introduction Needed For The King

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bb kingEven if you’ve never been a fan of the blues, you likely need no introduction to B.B King.  Like many people, the first music I ever heard from this legendary blues singer and guitarist was his hit record, “The Thrill is Gone”.  Ironically, the 89 year old musician can still be heard playing once in a while, almost ten years after his “farewell tour” in 2006.  The thrill is not gone for B.B.. When this man pricks his finger to test his blood sugar, he bleeds the blues.

B.B. King, “The Thrill is Gone”

Born Riley B. King in Mississippi in the year 1925, King moved to Memphis, Tennessee to pursue his professional career on Beale Street.  The way I heard the story, he was working for a Memphis radio station when he earned the nickname “Beale Street Blues Boy”.  This was subsequently shortened to “Blues Boy”, then simply…

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