Sunday, May 17, 2015

Vale: BB King

Whenever I'm asked my favourite ever gig, BB King's concert at The Maj in 1974 is my most usual response. Mainly because it was so happy, from the great opener by our own, legendary, Roadband to the final bows (BB's concerts were, as The Blues go, quite formal affairs!).
The man had such a warm presence to go with that all-grown-up voice and unsurpassed guitar playing.  Listen in:

His closer, I'd Like to Live the Life I Sing About, might be mawkish in less skilled or genuine hands, but BB made it joyous and unforgettable. Here it is - may he rest in peace:


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