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    I shed a tear when BB King died

    True story
    Everyone talked about his playing, of course, but that voice.
    You could feel how bad he hurt when he saw that new Cadillac in his driveway when his wife was supposed to be home alone. You felt like it was three o'clock in the mornin' and he can't even close his eyes.
    35 years ago I wanted to sound like Warren DiMartini, now I want to sound like BB.

    #2
    Originally posted by The ghost of steebo View Post
    True story
    Everyone talked about his playing, of course, but that voice.
    You could feel how bad he hurt when he saw that new Cadillac in his driveway when his wife was supposed to be home alone. You felt like it was three o'clock in the mornin' and he can't even close his eyes.
    35 years ago I wanted to sound like Warren DiMartini, now I want to sound like BB.

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      #3
      Originally posted by The ghost of steebo View Post
      True story
      Everyone talked about his playing, of course, but that voice.
      You could feel how bad he hurt when he saw that new Cadillac in his driveway when his wife was supposed to be home alone. You felt like it was three o'clock in the mornin' and he can't even close his eyes.
      35 years ago I wanted to sound like Warren DiMartini, now I want to sound like BB.
      You'll have to settle for being as fat as him.

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      • Mr. Knobs
        Mr. Knobs commented
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        lol

      #4
      I didn't shed a tear. He was one of the great bluesmen of all time. He lived his life doing what he loved, and he lived a long time. I got to see him once, back in the late 60's. He influenced 10's of thousands of guitar players. He left a lasting legacy of music and musical philosophy.
      He probably didn't have to pay for an amp or a guitar after about '68.
      The pain he had in his personal life was probably no less or more than it is in any of our lives.
      I was sad when I heard he'd gone, but his life was a triumph, not a tragedy.

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        #5
        Much respect. Not a big fan of his tbh. I know I'm supposed to be since I like the blues and all. But he just doesn't usually move me that much. Maybe sometimes a little.

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          #6
          I hate that I never got to see him live. But then again I hate many things

          I loved his tone. Dude only played one note at a time, but made it count.
          THE CRUNCHYTOWN HERALD
          A poor but honest blog

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            #7
            I shook his hand after a show in Reading PA in 2002.
            It was like an old catcher's mitt

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              #8
              Originally posted by The ghost of Steebo View Post
              35 years ago I wanted to sound like Warren DiMartini, now I want to sound like BB.
              Do you still wan't to be like Bill Cosby?

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                #9
                Was that a joke? Or an insult?
                If nobody can tell then it was pretty much a waste of time

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                • Mr. Knobs
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                  if it's directed at you, we can pretty much guarantee it was an insult.

                #10
                BB King left a mark in Rock, Blues and many forms of contemporary music.
                That fast wiggly vibrato .... Double stop bends are BB Kings mark .... Everyone has !!!!đŸ€˜

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                  #11
                  His was the first distinctive guitar tone I remember listening.
                  THE CRUNCHYTOWN HERALD
                  A poor but honest blog

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                      #13
                      got wet from a fire

                      his guitar almost got burned up with that card too

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                        #14
                        Originally posted by insecure dictator View Post
                        Much respect. Not a big fan of his tbh. I know I'm supposed to be since I like the blues and all. But he just doesn't usually move me that much. Maybe sometimes a little.
                        Yeah, I probably like Freddie and Albert more.

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by insecure dictator View Post
                          Much respect. Not a big fan of his tbh. I know I'm supposed to be since I like the blues and all. But he just doesn't usually move me that much. Maybe sometimes a little.

                          There are at least three phases of King's career. His early stuff rocks, his mid-career stuff sizzles, and his later stuff bubbles every once in a while (e.g., "When Love Comes to Town' and "Ridin' With the King").

                          I felt really bad for him by the time he died. He should have enjoyed at least 10 years of retirement, but instead he had a parasitic manager who relentlessly put him on tour to the end, even when he was clearly suffering from dementia.

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