BB King to be laid to rest next week in his hometown

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B.B. King Will Be Laid To Rest Next Week In Indianola, Mississippi.

Nobody seems to know who came up with the mordant remark “smart career move” in response to the death of Elvis Presley, but there is no doubt that his demise revived his record sales.The Shelby County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that John Dylan Adams has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape of Holly Bobo.King’s body will be flown to Memphis, Tennessee where organizers are gearing up for a musical tribute to the legendary ‘King of the Blues,’ which is scheduled for 11 am next Wednesday (May 27) in W. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, a small Mississippi Delta town where his career began.

A funeral procession will take King’s body from the airport in Memphis, Tennessee next Wednesday to Handy Park in Memphis, where King first achieved widespread fame, before continuing down U.S. King – he and Presley were both were born in the US state of Mississippi, but made their names in Tennessee – has stimulated some additional interest in his voluminous but confusing discography. The loss of the undisputed king of the blues on May 14 made international headlines, and for the benefit of anybody who would like to find out why he was so revered – or would like to hear some more of his music – here are a few suggestions for your listening pleasure.

King was first anthologised with the release of his debut album, Singin’ the Blues (1956), which was a collection of singles dating back to 1950 (his first release was Miss Martha King, issued in 1949). MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee woman who was awaiting a new trial in the stabbing death of her mother has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He moved to Indianola when he was 17 and spent many of his formative years there, driving a tractor on a plantation and playing gospel and blues music in churches and clubs, on street corners and the radio, before moving to Memphis in 1948. His birth in 1925 in a family of farmers was an event that couldn’t have been taken as an indicator of his later success and genius-like caliber of vision as a musician.

He was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists, and considered a major influence on other blues and rock guitarists. Good as he was in the studio, King was at his best in front of an audience, and 1965’s Live at the Regal is often cited as the best blues live recording ever made. He will be remembered as a legend among legends and the man who really brought sweet dulcet notes to the ears of many a troubled soul who was soothed by his music. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. Regular staples of his repertoire were rearranged for a top-calibre swing band which included Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Burrell as a back-up guitarist and a horn section which included Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and James Morrison on trumpet.

That relationship led to a 1982 live album titled Royal Jam, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and King features to advantage on several tracks, but the best of their work together is to be found on the studio albums. Collaborations suited King, and he went the then fashionable multiple-guest-artist route on several albums in the ’90s, starting with 1991’s Blues Summit and continuing through Lucille and Friends and Deuces Wild. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday. It calls for the agencies to pay a combined $6 million to participating states and to adjust a host of business practices over the next three years. “It’s a good day for all consumers in the United States,” said DeWine, a Republican.

Bone Burnett, won him his last Grammy and included some deeply felt, philosophically reflective blues from a man who still had a fair stretch of the road ahead, but could see it coming to an end. Live in Africa 1974 (2009): King’s classic concert in Zaire, staged to tie in with the Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight.

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