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    I don't usually bother posting anywhere, but it's time. Just the other night I had the privilege of attending a B. B. King concert. Fascinating experience, more fun showmanship (amusing talk) than I expected, and classic music. The band was spot-on, everyone played very well, BB was in fine voice (if a little under-miked) . BB himself played very well, with his wonderful, distinctive tone. Greatest feature, for me, was a long, stunning introduction to the old tune, "Got a Mind to Give Up Living." Props to the great one!!

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    To me, BB is all about who is backing him. If the band sucks, the show sucks, if the band is tight, then BB is masterful. I guess now that he's getting money pushing diabetic supplies (and from Gibson) he can afford a decent band.
    Originally Posted by SwampMusic


    Never underestimate the perversity of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to confound, confuse and generally frustrate the living.

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    • #3
      Its great you saw him when you did.The guy aint getting any younger.Its a memory to savour for the rest of your life.
      You can lead a man to knowledge but you can't make him think.

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        Originally posted by Andrewrg
        Its great you saw him when you did.The guy aint getting any younger.Its a memory to savour for the rest of your life.


        Exactly the reason I made dang sure I took the opportunity. I saw him only once before many years ago, and he was less than a two-hour drive from home. I really had no excuse.

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          Originally posted by Andrewrg
          Its great you saw him when you did.The guy aint getting any younger.Its a memory to savour for the rest of your life.


          I saw Willie Dixon with the Allman Brothers in 1980. I savour that all the time.
          Originally Posted by SwampMusic


          Never underestimate the perversity of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to confound, confuse and generally frustrate the living.

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          • #6
            I've seen BB twice, both times I had awful seats, but he was great. Not many of the 'old school' entertainers left that wear suit and ties, and are real showmen. I'm glad I saw Ray Charles once, and also Laura Nyro.

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