RIP Riley B King

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RIP Riley B King

Postby 57RIP » Fri May 15, 2015 6:40 am

I hear a lot of folks saying it's sad. I personally am on the celebration of life side of this. The guy lived a long life, made his living by played music for most of it. Can you imagine the number of amazing moments that man had on stage with some of the best blues guys ever?

No, not sad. Celebrate his amazing life!

I'll have Let the a Good Times Roll in my rotation at work today. My fav BB recording of all.

Fly on Mr King.
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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby Rhian Batson » Fri May 15, 2015 4:35 pm

I hear ya man. I sat on my front porch sippin' a few fingers of scotch whisky and enjoying my pipe while listening to some of his tunes spinning on my turn table. It was raining. Great celebration to his amazing and long life. Fly on BB! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby MickeyOne » Fri May 15, 2015 6:29 pm

I played Thrill is Gone with BB. Love the bass line, the song, the man. I saw him a bunch of times and he always killed until recently.

He may be gone, but his music will live forever.
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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby FatherGino » Sun May 17, 2015 2:53 pm

Have to agree with the first post. He had a long run and did pretty much what he wanted on his own terms for half a century or so. He wanted to be the best known blues player and the world and he was. How much better can one do in life?

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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby ghiadub » Sun May 17, 2015 3:52 pm

Indeed. What a legacy.
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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby Mr. Mom » Mon May 18, 2015 4:18 am

FatherGino wrote:Have to agree with the first post. He had a long run and did pretty much what he wanted on his own terms for half a century or so. He wanted to be the best known blues player and the world and he was. How much better can one do in life?

RIP


Have to agree. But it still stings.

His voice is a work of art.
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Re: RIP Riley B King

Postby Jerry » Mon May 18, 2015 10:14 am

I first saw B.B. when I was fifteen and he was about forty-four, I remember thinking how cool it was for such an "old" man to be killing it playing music. There are some cats that are around at the beginning of our musical journey and inspire us the whole way, B.B. is one of those cats. Now I'm sixty and still draw inspiration from him. More and more of people I admired my whole musical life are leaving us, but I take solace in living in a time when so many greats were drawing breath at the same time I was alive.
Fly on B.B.........................................................
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