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King of the Blues B.B. King Dead At Age 89

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. 1,104 more words


April 29 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 29 *

1854 – Ashmun Institute, later Lincoln University, is founded in
Oxford, Pennsylvania. It will be “the first institution… 839 more words

African American History

April 29 in history

711  Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad landed at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula ( 834 more words


Otis Rush - Double Trouble

Ease into the work week with ‘Double Trouble’ by Otis Rush. An all-time great blues number with raw power and emotion. It’ll send chills down your spine and put a swagger in your walk. 7 more words

Song Of The Day

I've got the blues

To me, the blues is the the gold standard for music. It’s honest, it’s real, it’s straight forward, and it’s one of the key building blocks for some of the greatest musicians today. 130 more words


James Wheeler

I’m not sure how long I’ve known James, probably somewhere between 25-30 years. I first met James when Frank Pellegrino hired him to play with us at the Monday night blues jam at the Kingston Mines. 363 more words

Thoughts On The State Of The Blues