I Wanna Ride , Ride , Ride
Hootin’ The Blues
Born With The Blues
Conversation With The River
Feel So Good
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-di-o
Rock Island Line
Published on April 1, 2013
” Tedell Saunders, was a blues singer and harmonica player, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 24, 1911, and died in New York on March 12, 1986.
One eyed by accident at the age of 14 years , and blind as a result of a blow during a fight, several years later, Terry concentrated on the harmonica, partnering with Blind Gary Davis and Blind Boy Fuller, two blind musicians with whom he played in the streets of Durham and Raleigh, accompanied by a red-haired guide, who played the washboard and eventually became known as Bull City Red. Performed some recording for a local label with a sound genuinely to Style Piedmont. Was precisely Red who introduced Brownie McGhee, who He professed great admiration for Fuller. Terry moved to New York when John Hammond signed him to his concerts at Carnegie Hall (1938), sharing experiences with Leadbelly and at Fuller died in 1940, was definitely in town. From this moment, the music careers of Terry and McGhee are joined in the duo “Sonny & Brownie,” one of the most stable and successful bands in the history of the blues, performing a large number of recordings. When, in the 1960s, the rural blues began to lose favor with the black audience, Sonny & Brownie were welcomed by the public folk and European audiences.early 1980s, Terry and McGhee were separated after a period of growing disaffection. Terry continued to record (with Johnny Winter and Willie Dixon), participated in the film “The Color Purple” by Steven Spielberg and starred frequently. Style The style of Terry was personal and original, exuberant and joyful, mimicking the harmonic sound trains, dogs barking, howling screams … combined with his falsetto voice.Very representative of the mountain style, typical of the Appalachians.
BROWNIE MC GHEE:
Walter McGhee was a blues guitarist and singer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 30, 1915, and died in Oakland, California, on February 16 , 1996. McGhee, paralyzed in his right leg, he learned to play guitar from his father, who taught him the typical fingerpicking style characteristic of the Appalachians. He left his home with only ten years and devoted himself to playing in minstrel shows and medecine shows.During the 1930s, McGhee own formed a band with two guitars, harmonica and washboard. In one of his performances, Bull City Red introduced them to Blind Boy Fuller and Sonny Terry. McGhee always showed special admiration for Fuller, to the point that after his death, made some recordings under the name of Blind Boy Fuller II, in a clear style Piedmont.1 When Fuller died in 1940, McGhee went to New York, with Sonny Terry. From this moment, the music careers of Terry and McGhee are joined in the duo “Sonny & Brownie,” one of the most stable and successful bands in the history of the blues, performing a large number of recordings. When, in the 1960s, the rural blues began to lose favor with the black audience, Sonny & Brownie were welcomed by the public folk and European audiences. early 1980s, Terry and McGhee were separated after a period of growing disaffection. McGhee moved to Los Angeles where he continued to play sporadically until his death. “
I Make Love & Let The Good Times Roll
Featuring Willie Dixon , Lonnie Johnson , Matt “Guitar” Murphy , Memphis Slim , Otis Spann , Victoria Spivey , Bill Stepney , Muddy Waters , Sunny Boy Williamson and Big Joe Williams .
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” Howlin Wolf does Highway 49 live in 1970 “
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” This is one of my personal favs, featuring one of the great blues voices. Awesome guitar solos in this version as well! “
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” Played in France in 1980. It’s the same concert as “off the handle” is played”
” Wow, just wow! Jennifer Lopez has reclaimed her crown as original (and best!) booty queen with the outrageously sexy video for her new single “Booty,” starring alongside Iggy Azalea.
In a fast paced sequence of flashing butt shots, Lopez and Azalea stun as they get hot and steamy in sexy swimsuits, gyrating, twerking and jiggling their awesome backsides in time with the music.”
This is what passes for popular “culture” in today’s America … Be afraid , be very afraid .
” Reality television star Sadie Robertson and her partner Mark Ballas got the second highest score of the night during Monday’s first episode of the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars.
The Duck Dynasty alum and Ballas got 34 out of 40 points for their Cha Cha Cha dance to Katy Perry‘s song “Birthday.”
In a clip shown before the pair’s performance, Robertson said her dancing skills have been limited to the mirror in her room thus far because she’s not allowed to dance in school. Luckily, Ballas — who has won the dancing competition 15 times — brought out her best moves for Monday’s routine.”
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.According to Edward M. Komara, King “introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed.”King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King). King is also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at 250-300 concerts per year until his seventies. In 1956 it was noted that he appeared at 342 shows. King continues to appear at 100 shows a year.
Over the years, King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists’ vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players. King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King’s words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.”
” A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, B.B. King—born Riley B. King—became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” That nickname was soon shortened to “B.B.”
King made his first recording in 1949, and the next year began a 12-year-long association with Kent/RPM/Modern, for which he recorded a string of rhythm and blues hits, including “You Know I Love You,” “Woke Up This Morning” and “Three O’Clock Blues,” his first national hit. He also toured the nightclub circuit continuously, averaging more than 300 shows annually for over 30 years. His style of music earned him the title “King of the Blues.”
Coincidentally, the year that King made his first recording was also the same year that he named his beloved guitar. King attended a dance in Twist, Arkansas, that had a barrel lit with kerosene in the middle of the dance floor, used to keep the crowd warm late at night. While there, a fight broke out and the barrel was knocked over, causing a fire to spread throughout the venue. Everyone evacuated, including King, but he rushed back inside to retrieve his prized guitar. Luckily, he managed to escape with his guitar as the building collapsed around him. King later learned that the fight erupted because of a woman who worked at the venue named Lucille. From then on, King named his guitar “Lucille” to remind himself never to do anything so foolish again.”
” After serving briefly in the army, King moved in with his cousin Booker (Bukka) White, also a blues guitarist. King’s attempts to copy Bukka’s playing helped him develop his own style. He sought out Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio show on WDIA in West Memphis, and asked to play a song for him. Williamson was so impressed with King that he offered King his own radio show and a chance to play regularly at Miss Annie’s 16th Street Grill. King was able to advertise his upcoming concerts on the radio, and soon he and his trio had become popular. Known on the radio as the “Beale Street Blues Boy,” which was shortened to “Bee-Bee,” and then to his famous initials, King decided he wanted to make records.”
” King was signed to Bullet Records and in 1949 recorded four songs at the radio station, including “Miss Martha King” and “I’ve Got the Blues.” He also continued to perform in the area. Musician and talent scout Ike Turner (1931–) connected King with the Kent/Modern/RPM record label, and King’s King’s 1951 single for his new label, “Three O’Clock Blues,” became a hit. He scored several other hits during these years, and by the mid-1950s he was playing about three hundred shows a year. He would maintain this schedule for over twenty years.”
” The 1950s saw King establish himself as a perennially formidable hitmaking force in the R&B field. Recording mostly in L.A. (the WDIA air shift became impossible to maintain by 1953 due to King‘s endless touring) for RPM and its successor Kent, King scored 20 chart items during that musically tumultuous decade, including such memorable efforts as “You Know I Love You” (1952); “Woke Up This Morning” and “Please Love Me” (1953); “When My Heart Beats like a Hammer,” “Whole Lotta’ Love,” and “You Upset Me Baby” (1954); “Every Day I Have the Blues” (another Fulson remake), the dreamy blues ballad “Sneakin’ Around,” and “Ten Long Years” (1955); “Bad Luck,” “Sweet Little Angel,” and a Platters-like “On My Word of Honor” (1956); and “Please Accept My Love” (first cut by Jimmy Wilson) in 1958. King‘s guitar attack grew more aggressive and pointed as the decade progressed, influencing a legion of up-and-coming axemen across the nation.”
” In 1960, King‘s impassioned two-sided revival of Joe Turner‘s “Sweet Sixteen” became another mammoth seller, and his “Got a Right to Love My Baby” and “Partin’ Time” weren’t far behind. But Kent couldn’t hang onto a star like King forever (and he may have been tired of watching his new LPs consigned directly into the 99-cent bins on the Biharis‘ cheapo Crown logo). King moved over to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962, following the lead of Lloyd Price, Ray Charles, and before long, Fats Domino.
In November of 1964, the guitarist cut his seminal Live at the Regal album at the fabled Chicago theater and excitement virtually leaped out of the grooves. That same year, he enjoyed a minor hit with “How Blue Can You Get,” one of his many signature tunes. “Don’t Answer the Door” in 1966 and “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss” two years later were Top Ten R&B entries, and the socially charged and funk-tinged “Why I Sing the Blues” just missed achieving the same status in 1969. “
” Although B.B. King was a huge star in the African-American music community by 1965 he was still mostly unknown in the White community. This would change in 1965 when Elektra Records released Paul Butterfield’s first Butterfield Blues Band album, featuring the late Mike Bloomfield on guitar. Bloomfield became a star, almost overnight, and when he was asked where he learned to play the way he did, he replied, “By copying B.B.’s licks.” No one knew who “B.B.” was. And when they asked, “B.B.” who? Bloomfield replied, “The real monster; B.B. King.” After this happened B.B. King’s popularity soared. In short order “The Thrill Is Gone” became a big hit, he stopped having to play the “chitlin circuit” small town black clubs and started playing larger jazz clubs, dining rooms of luxury resort hotels, college concerts and rock palaces such as Filmore East .”
” In 1969 B.B. made his first appearance on network television on Johnny Carson’s the “Tonight Show.” In 1971 B.B. sang and played on Ed Sullivan’s show. By this time Sidney A. Seidenberg had come on board as B.B.’s new manager, he helped re-negotiate his old recording contracts with ABC/MCA records and got him major new bookings.
Since the 1970’s B.B. King’s career has moved at a rapid pace up hill. He has recorded over 75 records, has received seven Grammy Awards, including its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, 1984, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1987, become a Member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, 1990, received the Presidential Medal of the Arts, 1990, the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, 1991, the Kennedy Center Honors, 1995, Presidential Medal of Freedom, American Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment of the Arts, Three NAACP Image Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, 1989/89, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and many, many more.
He has won 22 Downbeat Music Magazine Readers and Critics Poll Awards, 5 Guitar Player Magazine Awards, he has received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Yale University and fathered 15 children. He has toured with U2 as the super rock group’s opening act and had a song, “When Love Comes to Town, written for him by U2’s star, lead singer, Bono. B.B. King still works between 250 and 300 days a year, calling himself a “music workaholic.” He lives ( when he takes time to rest ) in Las Vegas, Nevada. and currently plays a Gibson ES-355, a guitar he has been playing for over 25 years. He has played all over the world including Africa, Europe, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and is properly referred to everywhere as “The Ambassador of the Blues,” a title he so richly deserves.”
” B.B. King has influenced the guitar playing of; Eric Clapton, the late Mike Bloomfield, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix. He is one of this country’s living, national treasures, a humble but proud, spiritual and beautiful human being, and still “King of the Blues.” “
Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings 1956 Singin’ the Blues Pure Pleasure Records 1960 The Blues Ace 1960 Sings Spirituals Diablo (UK) 1960 B.B. King Wails 1961 My Kind of Blues EMI-Capitol Special Markets 1961 More P-Vine Records 1962 Easy Listening Blues Pony Canyon Records 1962 Twist with B.B. King 1962 Blues in My Heart Ace 1962 Blues for Me 1962 A Heart Full of Blues P-Vine Records 1963 Swing Low United Recordings 1963 Mr. Blues [ABC] ABC Music 1964 Rock Me Baby [Kent] 1965 Let Me Love You P-Vine Records 1965 Boss of the Blues P-Vine Records 1965 Live at the Regal MCA 1965 Live! B. B. King on Stage 1965 Confessin’ the Blues ABC Music 1966 Turn on to B.B. King 1966 The Original Sweet Sixteen 1966 9 X 9.5 United Recordings 1967 R&B Soul Ember 1967 Blues Is King [MCA] MCA / Universal Special Products 1968 Lucille MCA 1968 Blues on Top of Blues Beat Goes On 1969 Live & Well Beat Goes On 1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues, Vol. 2 Trio 1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues Trio 1969 Completely Well MCA 1970 The Incredible Soul of B.B. King 1970 Indianola Mississippi Seeds MCA 1971 Live in Cook County Jail MCA 1971 Live in Japan MCA 1971 In London Beat Goes On 1972 L.A. Midnight 1972 Guess Who MCA 1973 To Know You Is to Love You MCA 1974 Friends Beat Goes On 1974 Together for the First Time…Live MCA 1974 Together for the First Time Dunhill Compact Classics 1976 Together Again…Live MCA 1977 King Size ABC Music 1978 Midnight Believer MCA 1979 Take It Home MCA 1980 Rarest B.B. King Blues Boy 1980 Live “Now Appearing” at Ole Miss MCA 1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere Beat Goes On 1982 Love Me Tender MCA 1983 Blues ‘n’ Jazz MCA 1985 Six Silver Strings MCA 1987 One Nighter Blues Ace 1987 Introducing B.B. King MCA 1988 Doing My Thing, Lord Kent 1988 Across the Tracks Ace 1989 Lucille Had a Baby Ace 1990 Live at the Apollo GRP 1990 I Like to Live the Love MCA Special Products 1991 Live at San Quentin MCA 1992 There Is Always One More Time MCA 1993 Better Than Ever Kent 1993 Blues Summit MCA 1994 B.B. King/Mayfield/Flack Castle Music Ltd. 1994 Live in Kansas City Charly Records 1994 True Blue Sequel 1995 Swing Low Sweet Chariot Prime Cuts 1996 On the Road with B.B King MCA 1997 The Masters of the Blues [Delta] Delta Distribution 1997 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss Laserlight 1997 Deuces Wild MCA 1998 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King King Biscuit Entertainment 1998 Blues on the Bayou MCA 1999 Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan MCA 2000 Makin’ Love Is Good for You MCA 2000 Riding with the King Reprise 2001 A Night in Cannes Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra / Cleopatra 2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope MCA 2003 Reflections MCA 2005 80 Geffen 2008 Live Geffen 2008 One Kind Favor Geffen 2012 Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011 Shout! Factory
Happy Birthday To The King Of The Blues
” Joe Sample, a founding member of The Crusaders who wrote chart hits such as Street Life and One Day I’ll Fly Away sung by Randy Crawford, has died at 75.
Sample’s manager, Patrick Rains, told the AP press agency that Sample died of complications due to lung cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
In a message on his Facebook page, his wife Yolanda and son Niklas thanked fans and friends for their support.”
” Sample’s songs were also sampled by hip hop stars including Tupac Shakur. The late rapper used Sample’s In All My Wildest Dreams on his track Dear Mama.
Sample, a Texan, was a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which later became known simply as The Crusaders.”
Rest in peace sir , our lives are better for your having been a part of them .
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” Alan Jackson’s song “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” Dedicated to the victims and heros of 9-11. “
“ Calen Morelli has taken the magic world by STORM. His magic feels like a breath of fresh air to the magic community.
He is a full-time performer, but first and foremost he is a creator. He has been called the most creative magician of his generation, and his debut effect DRESSCODE became a best seller overnight. Since that time, Calen has served as a creative consultant for David Blaine, Dynamo, and David Copperfield. “
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” Ticket sales for all movies were $65 million, the weakest total since the weekend that started Sept. 21, 2001, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said by telephone yesterday. Sales followed the typical slowdown that occurs after the U.S. Labor Day holiday, he said. Also, there were no new breakout releases.
“ The sky is not falling,” Dergarabedian said. “Summer was down almost 15 percent, so it’s not so surprising that the transition to fall is a little slow.”
“ Guardians of the Galaxy” is the top-grossing film of the year, with $294.6 million in domestic ticket sales. With two other films in 2014’s top five — “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Maleficent,” — Disney ranks second among studios to 21st Century Fox Inc., and is up 6.2 percent for the year, according to Box Office Mojo.”
Very Cool …
Originally posted on Hackaday:
Steam power anything these days is pretty cool, but rarely have we ever seen such a complex build as this steam powered, remote controlled 1/16th scale tank.
[Ian] is an electronics design engineer whose hobbies include messing around with steam power. The Steam Turret Tank is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. It features a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler from MaccSteam, which is a fully equipped miniature version of a real boiler, complete with pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner. It can produce pressures of up to 70PSI (max 120PSI), but for this project, [Ian] is limiting it to around 30PSI.
A small 2″ diameter fuel tank contains a propane mixture to fuel the boiler. Two Regner 40451 Piccolo steam engines make up the drive train, with mechanical linkages controlled by servos to engage the various features. The tank can go forward, backward…
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” Photographer and pilot Wayne Davis shot these amazing aerial photos over the open ocean of giant tuna swimming in beautiful formations. Flip through all the images and you’ll even see the surprise shark and whale join them. You can view more images from Wayne Davis and contact him at his website:www.OceanAerials.com. “
Marlin Magazine has nearly two dozen more spectacular photos … see them here
” Incredible pictures taken from the air show the astonishing number of people stranded in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert after rare heavy rains prevented them entering the site of the annual Burning Man festival.
By now it should resemble something from a post-apocalyptic Mad Max movie, a teeming mini city growing out of the sand.”
” But standing water turned the playa 90 miles north of Reno into a quagmire and police barred ticket holders entry to the free-spirited week-long arts event, telling them not to return until Tuesday afternoon.
Hundreds of vehicles massed outside the gates waiting for the weather to clear up, with some posting messages on Twitter about their predicament using the hashtag #strandedman.
Festival-goer Jordan Kalev arrived at the event by plane and took pictures of the site as he flew over showing the sheer volume of traffic massed at the entrance and the soggy state of the ground.
Around 70,000 people were left anxiously waiting for the event to start, with many driving back to Reno rather than queue in the desert. “