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Music, All Shook Down [VIDEO] Watch B.B. King Play The Blues on San Francisco's Jazz Casual In 1968

[VIDEO] Watch B.B. King Play The Blues on San Francisco's Jazz Casual In 1968

By now you've surely heard the sad news that B.B. King, the King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. King had many memories in San Francisco, including receiving his first-ever standing ovation (before…
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Music, All Shook Down The Melvins' Old Van Is for Sale, But Here Are Five Tour Vehicles We'd Much Prefer

The Melvins' Old Van Is for Sale, But Here Are Five Tour Vehicles We'd Much Prefer

Remember when you were 12 years old and you'd draw the logos of your favorite bands all over your school books? Well, one time, Kurt Cobain did that to The Melvins' van, leaving behind a little portrait of Kiss (plus…
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News, Matt Smith Bobby Badfingers' snappy jailhouse comeback

Bobby Badfingers' snappy jailhouse comeback

On Jan. 13, 1968, a black-clothed man stepped in front of a crowd of inmates, sang "I took a shot of cocaine and shot my woman down," and launched his career skyward with the album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Thrill Not Gone After All

He wears the crown with such style: B.B. King has been the King of the Blues for 50 years. His hits include "The Thrill Is Gone," "Everyday I Have the Blues," and the song he wrote for his mysteriously powerful…
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Music, Hear This Six-string giant Buddy Guy delivers sublime blues

Six-string giant Buddy Guy delivers sublime blues

Though confined to a chair when performing onstage, guitar legend B.B. King manages to deliver stinging solos filled with his trademark vibrato that sound as vital today as when he first tracked his earliest hits over a half-century ago. Along…
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The Blue Man's Group

When the Robert Cray Band opened for B.B. King in the 1980s, it didn't steal the show. That would have been impossible. You could set King's guitar, Lucille, onstage by herself and bring down the house, then or now. But…
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Film, Next Best Thing

Next Best Thing

When shot with verve and skill, so that we can feel the heat and passion of the moment, a concert film is the next best thing to being there. That's the way it is with Lightning in a Bottle, a…
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Music, Pimps and Players

Pimps and Players

Cruising through the Tenderloin in a Cadillac, Fillmore Slim asks his friend, Bobbie Webb, to slow the car to a glacial pace. As he rolls down his window, he whispers, "Watch this, we're going to have some fun." "Hey girl,…
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Still Giving It Up

Delbert McClinton has delivered close to 40 years of all-American rhythm and blues and roots rock, and penned more than his share of moneymaking songs. But when it comes to his relationship with labels, he's snakebitten. "Every record company I've…
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