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M.O.P
03-23-2008, 05:26 AM
I searched but could not find a thread on him.
Who here likes him?
I think he is an awesome guitarist.

imgooley
03-23-2008, 05:30 AM
There seriously wasn't a thread on BB? What have we been doing with our lives...

Personally I like him as a singer more than a guitarist. That and he has a really really clean style. I prefer more grit. That said, How Blue Can You Get and Sweet Little Angel are 2 of my all time favorite songs

rush5757
03-23-2008, 05:39 AM
Haha, yeah come to think of it I don't remember ever seeing an "official" or "only" BB thread. That's funny, but sad :(
Oh well, we have one now! That being said, I think BB is an incredible musician. He's a brilliant blues songwriter, both lyrically and musically. Even if you don't like BB's music, you gotta give the guy credit. He has inspired so many artists.

Anyone have Riding With The King? I bought it a little while ago, and it's a great album! King/Clapton are a cool combo. I love the picture booklet too, especially the picture of Blackie and Lucille leaning on the bumper of the car.
:cheers:

ze monsta
03-23-2008, 08:28 AM
Who's BB King? :confused:

M.O.P
03-23-2008, 08:54 AM
Who's BB King? :confused:
:eek: :eek: He is a very well known Blues musician.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_king

JvL
03-23-2008, 08:55 AM
:eek: :eek: He is a very well known Blues musician.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_king

You thought that was a serious question -_-' ???

M.O.P
03-23-2008, 09:02 AM
You thought that was a serious question -_-' ???
Yes, I thought he was being serious?

JvL
03-23-2008, 09:04 AM
Yes, I thought he was being serious?

ze monsta
Blues + Jazz regular

he's just sarcastic:P

ze monsta
03-23-2008, 09:10 AM
:haha

I prefer Booker White, BB King's cousin personally. But BB King has great soul, and of course, great vibrato.


MONSTA EDIT:

If you don't know who Booker White was, he is BB King's cousin, who gave him BB his first guitar and taught him to play.

TNfootballfan62
03-23-2008, 09:26 AM
^I've always seen it spelled Bukka White. I'm sure that's mostly just spelling it how they pronounced it.

Anyway, I love B.B. King. He's easily one of my favorite guitarists/singers.

ze monsta
03-23-2008, 09:32 AM
^I've always seen it spelled Bukka White. I'm sure that's mostly just spelling it how they pronounced it.

Anyway, I love B.B. King. He's easily one of my favorite guitarists/singers.

"Bukka" was a spelling mistake by his second record label. His real name was Booker, and they assumed his name was spelt "Bukka" because he was black. :(

TNfootballfan62
03-23-2008, 09:52 AM
That's the first time i've heard that. That's really interesting. The really sad thing is, i've ALWAYS read it Bukka, even after all these years.

meh!
03-23-2008, 10:57 AM
lol great fun, and a great singer to listen to! the guitar is nice as well, though let's face it...once you've heard him play one song, you've heard him play 'em all :p:

AAAAAAAAAARGH
03-23-2008, 11:00 AM
Bleh. I've always seen him as overrated. I prefer the other Kings.

Freddie King, Albert King, King Henry VIII, etc.

gopherthegreat
03-23-2008, 11:33 AM
"Bukka" was a spelling mistake by his second record label. His real name was Booker, and they assumed his name was spelt "Bukka" because he was black. :(
:eek:

i also prefer bukka.....errr......booker white. bb king has some of the most amazing solos, though.

Thefallofman
03-23-2008, 11:36 AM
I saw BB live in November and it was the best show I've ever seen. He may be 82, but he's still definitely a masterful showman.

rush5757
03-23-2008, 11:44 AM
:haha

I prefer Booker White, BB King's cousin personally. But BB King has great soul, and of course, great vibrato.
:haha I read this quickly, and I thought it said "Brooke White", (if you aren't familiar, she's a singer on American Idol), and I was gonna say, "WTF that white bitch is BB's cousin!" :wtf:

:haha

TNfootballfan62
03-23-2008, 11:50 AM
^:haha

Beakwithteeth
03-23-2008, 04:24 PM
I might be seeing him live soon. I sure hope so, great guitarist and even greater person.

M.O.P
03-23-2008, 06:52 PM
:haha I read this quickly, and I thought it said "Brooke White", (if you aren't familiar, she's a singer on American Idol), and I was gonna say, "WTF that white bitch is BB's cousin!" :wtf:

:haha

:haha

I haven't ever seen him live.
Is he still good at his age 82.

Thefallofman
03-23-2008, 07:05 PM
I might be seeing him live soon. I sure hope so, great guitarist and even greater person.
Do everything you can to make it to the show!!! You'll be amazed!

rush5757
03-23-2008, 07:19 PM
Yeah, I would love a chance to see BB live. That would be awesome since he is such a big name in the blues. I already missed out on my chance to see SRV :sad: So I have to get to BB before it's too late!

Beakwithteeth
03-23-2008, 08:42 PM
That's exactly why I wanna see him, I won't have a chance for long. And to the dude who asked if he is still good, as far as I can tell he is only better with age. I think his voice is definitely rougher and whatnot.

Carswell98
03-24-2008, 02:50 AM
B.B. King is probably my favorite person in the blues, nobody can top his personality

when I saw him live I fell in love :p:

his music is amazing, his band in the 60's was the greatest group to ever come out of the Rhythm & Blues genre in my opinion, "Live at the Regal" is absolutely epic, Sonny Freeman was probably the best drummer he ever worked with and his horn section was perfect.

I think he had/has the best guitar tone of all time, and is one of the best singers the blues has ever seen

/fanboy rant

seriously, if I'm ever in a band, I want the same kind he uses, the horns add so much to the music.

oh and I bought "Live at Cook County Jail" yesterday, simply epic

imgooley
03-24-2008, 02:51 AM
Yeah, live at cook county is my favorite.

Carswell98
03-24-2008, 02:55 AM
Yeah, live at cook county is my favorite.

yeah I love it, but not as much as "Live at the Regal" though

Iceman 420
03-24-2008, 02:30 PM
I might be seeing him live soon. I sure hope so, great guitarist and even greater person.
You damn better see him live, I saw him live and it was just awesome. Be prepared for some stories from him in-between songs, but frankly, I just loved 'em.

"THE THRILL IS GONE TOUR, 2007!"

Firebread
03-24-2008, 03:00 PM
I made a thread on BB King like a month ago....

imgooley
03-27-2008, 03:38 AM
I made a thread on BB King like a month ago....
And it died, unfortunately because so few people visit this section of UG.

It really makes me sad too

Carswell98
03-27-2008, 03:39 AM
And it died, unfortunately because so few people visit this section of UG.

It really makes me sad too
lets go recruit in the pit :p:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 03:42 AM
lets go recruit in the pit :p:
Once people join the Blues forum, they have teh in@bl3zn2$$ to return to the pit

TNfootballfan62
03-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Not having many users around is a blessing in disguise. Most other forums are filled with flaming and bashing. That only occurs around here in John Mayer related threads. :p:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 03:51 PM
Not having many users around is a blessing in disguise. Most other forums are filled with flaming and bashing. That only occurs around here in John Mayer related threads. :p:
Deservedly so

ze monsta
03-27-2008, 03:53 PM
^ :haha

Now now, let's not start flaming. :haha Even if I do agree with you.

aetherspear
03-27-2008, 04:05 PM
Don't Answer the Door is probably my favorite blues song ever.

Carswell98
04-17-2008, 01:14 AM
So I now have Live at Cook County Jail, Live at the Regal, Anthology, Live in Africa, Best of the Early Years, Why I sing the Blues and Lucille



I like B.B. just a little more every time I hear him

FiliphSlim
04-17-2008, 02:04 AM
Damnit! I believe that B.B. King is going to play here at Monterey Blues Festival in June or something but I'm moving back to Sweden in May.

That sucks so bad.....
:(

Thefallofman
04-21-2008, 10:14 AM
My girlfriend and I decided this weekend that in June we're going to road trip it to the Chicago Blues Festival to see BB again. :) Woot!

ze monsta
04-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Lucky guy...:sad:
I wish I could see BB...

gopherthegreat
04-21-2008, 10:12 PM
My girlfriend and I decided this weekend that in June we're going to road trip it to the Chicago Blues Festival to see BB again. :) Woot!
damn, that sounds awesome!