BB King (born September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi;; † May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with civil name Riley B. King) was one of the most influential blues guitarists and – singer and one of the “three Kings of electric blues”, next to Albert King and Freddie King. He died yesterday at the age of 89.
The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you’ll be sorry someday
Harry Manx, born in 1955 on the Isle of Man, is a british blues, folk and hindustani musician. He moved to Canada in the age of six and lived in many other countries later. Listen to his great piece “Crazy Love”:
Marinia Akua , a soul and pop singer from germany just released her EP “From my heart into your ear ” , love this cover from hip hop singer Marteria , think thats the start of a great career
John Adam Belushi (born January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, † March 5, 1982 in West Hollywood) was an American singer and film actor and the brother of the blues musician and actor James Belushi.
yesterday was his 65 birthday , Happy Birthday
Together with Dan Akroyd and the band he was the main actor in the John Landis film “Blues Brothers” from 1980. many celebrities could be seen in guest appearances, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Chaka Khan, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Twiggy, Steven Spielberg, Joe Walsh, John Candy and Charles Napier.
Here is their song “Rawhide ” and “Everybody needs somebody ” both clips from the movie
Owen Campbell had been playing the guitar since he was in the age of nine. He became popular in the australian reality TV show ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ in 2012. Listen to his song “Sunshine Road”:
Aynsley Lister (born 14 November 1976 in Leicester) is a British singer and Rock-/Blues-Gitarrist.
Aynsley Lister was born in Leicester and grew there up. At eight, he began to play the guitar and at thirteen he had already made his first appearance. The following time he used to improve his guitar playing. His professional career as a musician began at the age of twenty-two years. As a singer and guitarist, he recorded several albums, serving or covering genres from blues to blues rock and rock and pop.
Here is his song “Need her so bad”
“Man of Constant Sorrow” (also known as “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow“) is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally recorded by Burnett as “Farewell Song” printed in a Richard Burnett songbook, circa 1913. An early version was recorded by Emry Arthur in 1928 (Vocalion Vo 5208). Public interest in the song was renewed after the release of the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as it plays a central role in the film’s plot.
by Emry Arthur
and a very good cover by the Gormans
Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, † 15 January 1998 in Chicago, Illinois), actually Amos Blackmore, was an American blues musician. His instrument was the harmonica. He played with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lonnie Brooks and the Rolling Stones.
Here is his song Hoodoman Blues
Jalacy Hawkins, better known as Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins (born 18 July 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, † 12 February 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American blues singer, who is known for his unusual performances and songs like I Put a Spell on You and Constipation Blues .
First he wanted to be a opera singer, but when he failed he started his career as a blues singer and piano player. Hawkins was an excellent Boxer , in 1949 he was the middleweight chapion from Alaska.
On 12th of February Hawkins died in 2000 and left a large number of children who came from many different women. About 55 children are known, some sources report up to 75 children.
Here is his song “I put a spell on you ”
Arthur Crudup was an american blues singer, born in Forest, Mississippi, United States. Listen to the amazing “That’s All Right”.
Hope you like it :)