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Blues Legend Riley B. King (B.B. King) Dies At Age 89.

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From The BBC News:

King of Blues BB King dies

The “King of the Blues” guitarist and singer BB King has died aged 89.

King, known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians, and working with Eric Clapton and U2.

Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months.

He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.

A former farmhand, King was awarded his 15th Grammy award in 2009 for his album One Kind Favor.

He was also inducted into both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi…

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Farewell Lyrics Video!!! (Available on iTunes and Spotify Nov. 30th)

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Lyric video for the single “Farewell” from upcoming album
“A,000,000 Miles”. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Bandcamp on November 30th

Today’s the day! “Farewell”, the first single of of my upcoming album “A,000,000 Miles” is a track is about me leaving my hometown of 20 years, Dayton, Ohio to start my journey of a million miles. It includes unique electronic production and passionate, poetic lyrics that tug the heart strings of all who listen. Don’t just take my word for it! The first 10 people to email me @ jrevelsiii@gmail.com with subject line “Farewell Download Code” will receive a code that allows a FREE EARLY download of “Farewell” . Act fast before they are all gone!

If you choose to wait until November 30th, “Farewell” will be available on my bandcamp page for $1, as well as, iTunes and for free streaming on Spotify. All proceeds go toward audio…

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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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