Articles tagged b.b. king

18 May 2015 // 8:06 AM

B.B. King Built a Bridge to the Blues for the World

While the white boys went one direction, blues and R&B were experiencing their own revolution through B.B. King and kindred spirits Ike Turner, Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, who were amplifying and expanding the music.

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Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Tell Me”

In this final installment of the Between the Grooves series dedicated to Howlin’ Wolf’s Rocking Chair album, George de Stefano states that Wolf's music is so compelling because it seems such a direct, unmediated expression of his singular personality.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - Goin’ Down Slow

"Goin' Down Slow" is a dramatic tour de force in three minutes and 18 seconds, standing as the most emotionally-shattering performance on Rocking Chair.

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B.B. King: Live in Africa ‘74

B.B. King IS the blues, and this concert irrevocably proves that fact.

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B.B. King: B.B. King and His Orchestra Live

King's incredible orchestra help create a wonderful recording on this 1983 set.

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12 Sep 2007 // 8:45 AM

To the Rev. Al Green, “Love and Happiness” is more than a song. It’s more than a feeling. It’s a mission. Green, who

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Blues

Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.

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	B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection

Regal in name and stature, the King of the Blues is paid tribute with the latest thumbnail sketch of his historic career.

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	B.B. King: Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums

This is prime B.B. King, and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better, either in his catalog or anywhere else in the blues.

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Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

For director Antoine Fuqua, it was clear that the right place to start a concert imagining the history of the blues would start with a song from Africa.

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10 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

The sensational Buddy Guy is his own, allusive story, as he incarnates a bridge between generations and styles.

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	B.B. King: Live By Request [DVD]

Forget about the Delta myths of the blues, about haunted drifters with hellhounds on their trails. Forget even about blues as club music for houserocking

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	B.B. King: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King

In theory, it’s about time a disc like this came out. Especially considering how many other blues legends have had their songs recompiled and

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23 Sep 2003 // 10:00 PM

	B.B. King: Reflections

In the popular, post-rock history of music, before 1955, most white listeners wallowed in a sugary wasteland of Tin Pan Alley professionalism until either “Rock Around

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	B.B. King: Blues Kingpins

B.B. King‘s place in music history is indisputable, but his rise to prominence is a textbook example of someone seemingly in the right

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27 Aug 2001 // 3:00 PM

        B.B. King: Here and There: The Uncollected B.B. King

BB. King once said that “the blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation”. Given the source of this definition (that amiable gentle

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6 Nov 2000 // 2:00 PM

        B.B. King: Anthology 1962-1998

B.B King’s guitar sound is immediately identifiable and hugely influential. The All-Music Guide is not exaggerating when they say, “A contemporary blues guitar

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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