B.B. King – “You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now” Live
Nothing But Great Music From The King!
What is it about B.B. King that made him iconic? Is it his powerhouse vocals? His excellent and impressive guitar skills? I daresay, it’s the whole package. Every song he has, may it be original or a cover version, he gives it his all. He doesn’t just sing to impress but he sings with his soul and every listener can agree with that. He plays his guitar like no other and he has distinctive style, yes, but the man knows and understands music. It’s like he breathes every note and every melody.
Is one of the most talented and celebrated electric-blues artists of the late 20th Century. He has recorded between 90 to 100 blues albums over the course of his singing career and is known for refining electric-blues more than any other blues artist, (a genre invented by the late great Muddy Waters).
Though many other musicians attempt to emulate B.B. King’s style, only few have succeeded and none of them could ever play EXACTLY like this legend. Guitarists have studied how he does his butterfly vibrato and riffs but the fact remains that there’ll be no one like B.B. King EVER.
B.B. King uses simple equipment. He played guitars made by different manufacturers early in his career: he played a Fender Telecaster on most of his recordings with RPM Records (USA). However, he is best known for playing variants of the Gibson ES-355. In 1980 Gibson Guitar Corporation launched the B.B. King Lucille model. In 2005 Gibson made a special run of 80 Gibson Lucilles, referred to as the “80th Birthday Lucille”, the first prototype of which was given as a birthday gift to King, and which he has been using ever since.
With epic live performances and unforgettable songs, the King is the very definition of “blues.”