Sunday, May 03, 2015

Ben E. King, Gone. B.B. In Hospice.

"Legendary Bluesman" somehow doesn't quite do justice to Riley B. King. King, who has suffered from diabetes for it must be a couple of decades now, left word for his fans that he's out of hospital and now at home where he's receiving "hospice care."

Here he is, with Clapton, Robert Cray and Jimmi Vaughn at the 2010 Crossroads festival performing the eternal "The Thrill is Gone."  There are actually some people, self included, who identify with every note he played out of "Lucille" on this one.


Pamela Mac Neil said...

Thanks so much for posting these videos Mound. I read yesterday that B.B. King was in hospice.The second video with Jeff Healy no less, I had never heard before and really enjoyed it. I love B.B. Kings music and he is a classy beautiful man. I was just listening to him last night. For you or anyone who is interested there is a video of Gary Moore and B.B. King on youtube doing "The Thrill is Gone" Thelink is it is posted by Aubrey Martin and it is truly astonishing. Enjoy!

The Mound of Sound said...

It was always a joy to watch him play, Pamela. Thanks for the link.

Pamela Mac Neil said...

I forgot to acknowledge B.E.King's passing, whose singing and songwriting I liked.
RIP B.E.King.