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MJMJ
Posted: Mar 04, 2017 14:36
 

Awesome segue from Cowboy Junkies - Hard to Explain. Explains a lot, actually.
zurcronium
(Not in Texas)
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 22:51
 

Limit of ten and BB King are not for this world.  Wow, this takes me back. He was so smooth, so clean, so economy
size miraculous. 
Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 9:25
 

I miss you B.B. and I can't wait to introduce you to my great-grandchildren.
fitmartin
(mountains, rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: May 17, 2016 12:15
 

The Nympho has left....

Crazy remains!  :-) 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 15:49
 

BB King had a good run with this album and others at the time
this album 'Completely Well' followed 'Live And Well'
then he put out what he said is his favorite 'Indianola Mississippi Seeds" 
all 3 were must haves, Seeds was produced by Mr Leon Russell 
.
'Live At Cook County Jail' followed Seeds
like i said he had a hell of a run 
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 18:26
 

First year without BB.       {#Cry}
wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 14:35
 

For a college music appreciation class in the mid 70s I was told to attend a concert and write a review. There weren't many nearby choices in western New York at the time but B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland were playing in Buffalo, about 50 miles away. So my girlfriend and I set out in our usual concert garb, t-shirts, jeans and sneakers. When we got to Kleinhans Music Hall we discovered we were the only white people attending, and that the city's black community had turned out in their Sunday best.

We were thououghly embarrassed but nobody else seemed offended by us, so we pressed on. B.B. was excellent, although I remember that Bland was ill and not in his best voice that night; he excused himself and left early. At any rate, I aced the review and saw King at least three or four more times at festivals over the years. An amazing singer and guitarist that I'm so glad to have seen in concert.
PeterMC3
(Herne Bay, UK)
Posted: May 18, 2015 2:54
 

RIP BB! The Blues just got a bit more blue...
AndyJ
(Oregon, Silicon Forest)
Posted: Apr 16, 2015 6:48
 

Just bumped to a 10.

Sounds better today than it has in a long time.


DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Feb 12, 2015 1:47
 

  ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

  
Toke wrote:


Your 'Thrill Theshold' seems limited in that case... still does it each and every play for me. Same as it did in the 60's, a real classic.

 
Just upped this to a 10 to compensate.  Don't know why I rated it lower in the first place.  Stupid boy.
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:43
 

 ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

 

Your 'Thrill Theshold' seems limited in that case... still does it each and every play for me. Same as it did in the 60's, a real classic.
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:42
 

I keep forgetting this is the only song BB King ever bothered recording.
bmccaul
(always getting nearer to Paradise)
Posted: Jan 11, 2015 17:23
 

Bill,

How did you realize how fantastic this would sound when it followed Einuadi, Steven Wilson's "Harmony Korine", then Pearl Jam "Nothing As It Seems"?  None of those 4 seem related, but what a perfect sequence!
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 4:44
 

 ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

 
Some songs, such as this one, you can never have too  much of. And if you do, just search some of the live performances (recently came up with one with BB and many famous guitarrists), they could be playing this tune for hours, it would still pick my nerve!
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Aug 08, 2014 11:13
 

The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.
fitmartin
(Mountains,Rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:53
 

 {#Bananajam}Catalytic wrote::)

Not by a long shot, and it's not even his best, but it's still damned good. Especially through headphones. {#Music}

 

Catalytic
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Jun 06, 2014 20:25
 

 ppopp wrote:
This must be the only song BB ever recorded. *Yawn*

 
Not by a long shot, and it's not even his best, but it's still damned good. Especially through headphones. {#Music}
jukes1
(Indianapolis, IN)
Posted: May 28, 2014 13:27
 

The thrill really is gone. I know this "mattered" in a lot of ways, but it just bores me.
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 14:18
 

This must be the only song BB ever recorded. *Yawn*
shellbella
(so california)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 14:18
 

I never ever get tired of this song....  {#Notworthy}
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Mar 04, 2014 12:20
 

{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}  "Outstanding"
MojoJojo
(Indianapolis, IN USA)
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 17:23
 

Thankfully not that gawdawfel duet.
palatin8
(KÂŽtown, Germany)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 14:21
 

The thrill was gone when the sucko-barfo strings set in.
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 14:17
 

Ten times better than John Lee Hooker!
SFOriginal
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 18:24
 

I love it when I hear a song and immediately think "10", then come to the site and find I've already rated it. {#Good-vibes}
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 16:49
 

IMHO the best version of this tune is the one he performed at Zaire 74 (ref). I like the strings arrangement for this one ... {#Cheers}
paisleydancer66
(Austin, Texas)
Posted: Oct 21, 2013 16:13
 

one of the best
rmagg
(Nashville,Tn.)
Posted: Oct 19, 2013 8:12
 

Great seque RP I got to see these two blues giants together in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House. What a fantastic night. RIP SRV.
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 11:19
 

Great player and lovely singer, but this song is in danger of being played to death on RP.
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 19, 2013 23:18
 

65 years of the blues, bb still is god., I am speaking of MY 65 years  , elmore was better .........{#Notworthy}  lightin' was best,,,,{#Fire}{#Guitarist}{#Fire},,,,,,,,,,
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Aug 17, 2013 16:10
 


One of my rare 10 ratings.  He is just such a wonderful musician and human being. 
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 11:53
 

 jjak wrote:

The brotherhood of the Blues, man !

 

pownded a couple with him at town and country in 72,also,  about 70 +fit in there , great man.great place,  santa cruz mtns.
Stephenater
(Marin County, CA)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 11:43
 

Incredible song...
Ballzak
Posted: Jul 26, 2013 16:39
 

just Fan-freaking-Tastic!
a thing of beauty, soul and depth.  Mmmm mmm good!
Thank you BB!
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:38
 

I don't know about his relevance or not, I have just never cared for his music or his voice.  Eh, to each his own.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 19:40
 

 TheStickman wrote:
 The comments about BB's relevance fired me up enough to sign up. I'm not usually a joiner and I've learned to keep my comments to myself, at least publicly. I'll try and keep any future posts short, but this one is by necessity not.

Sorry to all if I screw this up, first time posting. With regard to BB's relevance and age. He did a show in Penticton about a year ago. I asked my 15 year old son if he'd like to go as he's an aspiring guitarist. He had never heard of BB (my bad) but immediately goggled and you tubed him. Then his response was "OMG I know that guy, of course we're going."
Now, I'll apologize again, this is going to be a bit long for a post.  Bear with me please, it is relevant.
The afternoon of the concert I got a call from a friend of Daniels. They were downhill mountain biking on code 4 (a fairly extreme run) and Daniel had just "bailed". They didn't think he could ride down so could I come get them.
When I arrived Daniel was lying near the shoulder of the road. We carried him to the truck and started down the mountain. This was one hour before show time. Despite the groans and winces on the washboard road, Daniel insisted on going to the concert instead of the hospital. We dropped his buddies off picked up his mom and persuaded her that the emergency room would wait. OK Daniel told her if he missed the concert and BB died before he got another chance, he'd never forgive her.
We helped/carried Daniel to our seats just as the intro started. When BB came on stage he was helped to his seat by 2 very large men. The crowd greeted him with applause and a standing ovation. When they started standing Daniel said " are you f——ing kidding me!". Despite the dirty looks from people nearby, I assured him it was OK to stay in his seat.
The show was awesome. Yes BB sat for the whole show, yes he chatted a fair bit and and the band "carried" him once in a while. It still sent shivers up my spine to hear 4000 plus people singing along and chanting for an encore.
There was no encore and nobody actually expected one. The opening "Standing O" might have been gratuitous, but when BB left the stage my son stood with everyone else and cheered.
Irrelevant? Time to quit? If a 15 year old with 3 compressed vertebrae thinks he's worth standing up for, he's still relevant.

BTW, Daniel healed. He hurts after a tough workout or downhill ride, but he still goes for it. What can I say, maybe I'm a bad parent.

 
Well, no-one else has commented, so I'll jump in and say I think Daniel is one lucky young man;  firstly that he healed and second that he has kewl  parents.


milleronic
(Minnesota)
Posted: May 14, 2013 12:52
 

Not a wasted note in this tune - the most perfect song ever.
ccjemmett
(Toronto)
Posted: May 07, 2013 9:27
 

Sometimes hard to tell if he is getting a talking to from Lucille or if he's giving one.
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 25, 2013 3:12
 

After hearing this 3 times in a week, the thrill is gone for me as well: 9=> 7
TheStickman
(Penticton BC Canada)
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 20:30
 

 The comments about BB's relevance fired me up enough to sign up. I'm not usually a joiner and I've learned to keep my comments to myself, at least publicly. I'll try and keep any future posts short, but this one is by necessity not.

Sorry to all if I screw this up, first time posting. With regard to BB's relevance and age. He did a show in Penticton about a year ago. I asked my 15 year old son if he'd like to go as he's an aspiring guitarist. He had never heard of BB (my bad) but immediately goggled and you tubed him. Then his response was "OMG I know that guy, of course we're going."
Now, I'll apologize again, this is going to be a bit long for a post.  Bear with me please, it is relevant.
The afternoon of the concert I got a call from a friend of Daniels. They were downhill mountain biking on code 4 (a fairly extreme run) and Daniel had just "bailed". They didn't think he could ride down so could I come get them.
When I arrived Daniel was lying near the shoulder of the road. We carried him to the truck and started down the mountain. This was one hour before show time. Despite the groans and winces on the washboard road, Daniel insisted on going to the concert instead of the hospital. We dropped his buddies off picked up his mom and persuaded her that the emergency room would wait. OK Daniel told her if he missed the concert and BB died before he got another chance, he'd never forgive her.
We helped/carried Daniel to our seats just as the intro started. When BB came on stage he was helped to his seat by 2 very large men. The crowd greeted him with applause and a standing ovation. When they started standing Daniel said " are you f——ing kidding me!". Despite the dirty looks from people nearby, I assured him it was OK to stay in his seat.
The show was awesome. Yes BB sat for the whole show, yes he chatted a fair bit and and the band "carried" him once in a while. It still sent shivers up my spine to hear 4000 plus people singing along and chanting for an encore.
There was no encore and nobody actually expected one. The opening "Standing O" might have been gratuitous, but when BB left the stage my son stood with everyone else and cheered.
Irrelevant? Time to quit? If a 15 year old with 3 compressed vertebrae thinks he's worth standing up for, he's still relevant.

BTW, Daniel healed. He hurts after a tough workout or downhill ride, but he still goes for it. What can I say, maybe I'm a bad parent.

Rmike
(Up a creek down a river)
Posted: Mar 05, 2013 18:02
 

 shellbella wrote:
Mitt Romney's new theme song... Sorry I just couldn't help myself...... Sometimes Americans just get it right!!
 
So... err— you know anything about music?  Or is that on the politcal forums?  BTW I am a lib, just not stupid.  I come for the music.

Rozsa
(ZÃŒri Oberland)
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:14
 

nobody sings it like BB. {#Cool}
unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 18:18
 

A classic blues tune by a classic blues guitarist.  (You can tell it's classic 'cause there's an orchestra in the background.)
Papasmeg
(Lille France)
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:39
 

God like.
Irene_GeoSofo
(Thessaloniki)
Posted: Jan 09, 2013 2:47
 

 shellbella wrote:
Mitt Romney's new theme song... Sorry I just couldn't help myself...... Sometimes Americans just get it right!!
 
Love your Commments !

Have a Nice Year you..  

well .....wishes 4 Everybody 2 have a nice year... 
DanO-1
(Over a mile high, New Mexico)
Posted: Dec 08, 2012 17:49
 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
First time I saw BB was in '72 in a small setting in eastern NC. Halfway through the show the PA system failed and he announced it was going to take 30 minutes or so to restore it. Instead of retreating to the dressing room, BB came down off the stage to the front of the crowd and kicked it with the fans for the entire time, telling stories, shaking hands, even discussing "shop" with some local musicians. He was warm and friendly to all who walked up to him. Not a PR flack or security goon in sight. Just a musician chatting with his fans. When the PA system was fixed, he almost seemed sad to leave the circle of friends. Oh, for the days when musicians didn't have security like politicians.
 
How many crackers did it take to unplug the PA in 1972?
jjak
(Banlieue sud)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 12:33
 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
First time I saw BB was in '72 in a small setting in eastern NC. Halfway through the show the PA system failed and he announced it was going to take 30 minutes or so to restore it. Instead of retreating to the dressing room, BB came down off the stage to the front of the crowd and kicked it with the fans for the entire time, telling stories, shaking hands, even discussing "shop" with some local musicians. He was warm and friendly to all who walked up to him. Not a PR flack or security goon in sight. Just a musician chatting with his fans. When the PA system was fixed, he almost seemed sad to leave the circle of friends. Oh, for the days when musicians didn't have security like politicians.
 
The brotherhood of the Blues, man !
Suzl
(Boston)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 12:31
 

Takes me back to the early 70's.... Very Nice....
jjak
(Banlieue sud)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 12:30
 

Great song, great guitar player, great singer, great evening moment, thx Bill{#Clap}
cotsnots
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:33
 

The grollie's thin? Bogey boogie!