Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Happy Birthday B.B. King



Yesterday was the birthday of B.B. King, listed as number three of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone, which praises his “uniquely eclectic vision of the blues, blending the intricate guitar language of country blues, the raw emotion of gospel and the smooth finesse of jazz." At 86, King still maintains an amazingly active tour schedule. Above, B.B., which stands for "Blues Boy," is joined by Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan in a crowd-pleasing performance of "Rock Me Baby" at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, Dallas, Texas, 2004. Happy birthday to this national musical treasure, also known as the "Ambassador of the Blues."

2 comments:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

I thought that on September 16 each year, "B. B." stood for "birthday boy". This performance may eventually make it to St. James Infirmary.

Jeff Tone said...

It's certainly worthy of one of today's finest musical shows. Readers can listen to St. James Infirmary podcasts at http://stjamesinfirmary.net/