The Thrill is Gone
BB King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)
I saw this lady umpteen years ago (try 40+) at Villanova University in a blues concert, really an all-star cast of old blues performers. Bonnie was the only pale one on the stage, but she could rip some mean blues licks with the old timers. She actually started her career in Philadelphia. Fashioned quite a legacy for herself in the ensuing years..
How about a tribute to duets tonight?
When I started listening to the blues a long time ago a piano style stood out called boogie woogie. You listen and then you just can’t stop moving. Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson are just some of the artist names in this sub genre. The style is being kept alive by a new generation, many of them European.
Here’s a little number with some dance routine thrown in:
Ok so I got sick Wednesday and had to find the cure at the local trout stream. Took me to Taj. I did not know there was a Portland Blues Festival, but, count me in. I’ll fish my way there.