Tag Archives: B.B. King

Blues Lyrics of the Week: Thank You for Giving Me the Blues

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and some big name blues acts coming to town in the days just prior (Tommy Castro and his new band the Painkillers will be playing Moondog’s Tuesday night, while the King of the Blues himself, B.B. King, will grace … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blues at the White House

The House was a’rockin Tuesday night when the President and First Lady hosted a Black History Month salute to the blues featuring a host of artists ranging from longtime performers such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mick Jagger to “the future of the … Continue reading

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2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival Recap

To see more photos from the 2010 Crossroads Festival, please visit our BluesPowR Gallery. Eric Clapton and his friends sure are getting good at putting on a show, as they proved once again Saturday during the third installment of Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago’s … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week, Mother’s Day Edition: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

There are of course plenty of blues tunes directed at or about moms on which we could focus this special day, from the more traditional sounds of “Mama Don’t Allow” and Bessie Smith’s “Mama’s Got the Blues” to the likes of “Motherless … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: How Blue Can You Get

This week we spotlight a true blues classic from none other than the King of the Blues, who, on his Live at the Regal album, asks the audience to pay particular attention to the lyrics and “not so much the singing and … Continue reading

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