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Friday, June 02, 2006

Again the thrill is there!

Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925 in Berclair Mississippi. He started his career as a Blues musician by playing under the name of The Pepticon Boy. This later became The Beale Street Blues Boy, after the famous Beale Street in Memphis, where it was all happening at that time. This name was shortened to Blues Boy, which eventually became B.B.
Born in 1925? He must be 80 by now!
Correct. And to commemorate his 80th birthday he recorded a special album called......80!
On this album he repeated the success formula of 1997 (Deuces Wild) by having for every track a famous pop idol as a special guest. For this album they are: Van Morrison, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Daryl Hall, John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Gloria Estefan (still alive apparently), Roger Daltrey, Bobby Bland and Elton John.
Some of these liaisons I don't get (for instance Gloria Estefan CAN NOT DO BLUES!!!!!). But some are really fun. Remarkable is, for instance, the combination of B.B. With Eric Clapton on The Thrill Is Gone. How many times has B.B. played this song. How many times has he recorded this song? With how many people has he recorded this? And it still works!
But perhaps the most remarkable is John Mayer. This young man (born in 1977) is relatively unknown. He was a price winning singer / songwriter and now is....... A Blues musician.
Did his working with B.B. had anything to do with it?

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