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”:
Listen to the song “One in a Million” by Katerine Duska, born in Montreal to greek parents, and now living in Athens. Her music includes elements of indie pop, indie folk, neo-soul and blues elements and is led by her amazing voice!
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”
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
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 :)
Junior Kimbrough (actually, David Kimbrough, born 28 July 1930 in Hudsonville, Mississippi, † January 17, 1998 in Holly Springs, Mississippi) was an American blues musician.
The band, The Black Keys, whose members Kimbrough name as one of their main influences, published in his honor in 2006, the EP Chulahoma, exclusively the covers of Kimbrough’s songs are included.
Charon Shemekia Copeland (born April 10, 1979 in Harlem, New York City) is an American blues singer in the tradition of Koko Taylor and Etta James. She is the daughter of blues guitarist Johnny “Clyde” Copeland.
Muddy Waters (born April 4, 1913 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, † April 30, 1983 in Westmont, Illinois; actually McKinley Morganfield) was an influential American blues musician. Rolling Stone Magazine put him at number 17 of the 100 greatest singers of all time.
He would have been 100 years old today
Eric Clapton, born in 1945, is an english rock and blues musician, also well known as Slowhand. He is probably one of the most famous musicians of the last 50 years worldwide. Of course, he also won many awards and is ranked 2nd in the Rolling Stones Magazine for the 100 best guitarist of all time. On 12 march 2013, he’ll release a new album called ‘Old Sock’. Listen a song from it called “Gotta Get Over”:
Also listen to his damn awesome classic “Tears in Heaven”, a tribute song to his son Connor, who already died in the age of 4 years.
Also listen to him with JJ Cale here. Great pieces!