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Music Monday – Updated*

I don’t really remember the first time I heard music by B.B. King. I’ve been trying to remember for  a few days. It seems like I’ve just always liked it. It’s likely I didn’t catch onto blues music until maybe sometime in high school. When I was a kid I listened to what my dad did – 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. It’s not like we had a choice, we might have lost a hand had we tried to hit the eject button on the tape player in the vehicle. As a result though I can pretty much name any CCR song in less than five notes. Along with many other bands of that era. I’m not really complaining – the Z Man is only six and he can recognize and sing some songs older than me.

But somewhere along the way I heard blues music, and not just any blues, I’m talking BB King,  Muddy Waters, Etta James. Most albums by a single artist I own is Mr. BB King himself and his sweet girl Lucille (followed by Ms. Terri Hendrix, but more on her next time). Last year I got to see him in concert and it was truly one of my most favorite things I’ve done. Oh you’re thinking, blues, really? Doesn’t that get you down? Honest answer is NO! So many emotions in the music, it can bring me up when I’m down, or mellow me when I’m over-extended. Music is such a mood enahncer for me in general, but the blues take the cake for me. At 83 years young Mr. King is still putting on a show and rocking the entire crowd. I truely believe when he sings that he’ll “do this ’til the day I die” he means every word of it. Here’s BB singing one of my favorite songs back in 1989…

I’ll try to share a little bit of my music tastes each Monday if I can – I’ve created an iTunes iMix with some of my favorite BB King songs on it but apparently you have to wait for it to post. I’ll put it up here as soon as it becomes available. And without further delay –

I don't really remember the first time I heard music by B.B. King. I've been trying to remember for  a few days. It seem...

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