American Icon B.B. King passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, May 14 in Las Vegas. Mr. King spent over 65 years touring with his beloved guitars, naming each one Lucille after a fateful bar fight in Arkansas in 1949. He was one of the last of the great southern musicians who created the modern electric blues that defined American music.
There will be countless articles written about Mr. King’s life and his impact in music, even outside of the blues with fans such as Eric Clapton. So we here at ilikethisgrape would rather remember the master by listing his music and blues/soul music from his peers.
Take a listen to the master as we toast a fond farewell:
Blues Mix featuring B.B. King, curated by D.J. BLove. Thankfully submitted by Brashant Carter.
1. B.B. King & Bobby Blue Bland – Thrill is Gone
2. Bobby Blue Bland – Hear of the City
3. Z.Z. Hill – Down Home Blues
4. Marvin Sease – Candy Licker
5. Marvin Sease – Do You Qualify
6. Marvin Sease – Show Me What You Got
7. Theodis Ealey – Stand Up In It
8. Al Green – You Ought To Be With Me
9. Al Green – Sha La La
10. Al Green – Let’s Get Married
11. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
12. The Love Doctor – Slow Roll It
13. Johnnie Taylor – Soul Heaven
Take a moment to remember while sipping Grape Creek Vineyards 2012 Petite Syrah, $36.95