Blues Boy – B.B. King

9.16.25 – 5.14.15

The Memphis Blues. American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Riley Ben King was born on September 16, 1925,on a cotton plantation called Berclair, near the town of Itta Bena, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King.

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With the release “The Thrill is Gone” (1969), B.B. King solidified his role as Black music’s ambassador to the world. Throughout the 1970s King also found crossover success with singles like “Ain’t Nobody Home” (1972) and “To Know You Is To Love You” (1973), which was written and originally recorded by Stevie Wonder and Syretta Wright.

B.B. King and Bobby Blue Band – The Thrill Is Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyKrNzW3Pc

King’s most successful recordings, 1997’s Deuces Wild — 17 tracks with 17 different artist ranging from Van Morrison to Heavy D, Bonnie Rait and D’Angelo — and his 2000 collaboration with Clapton, Riding with the King, which went double platinum and earned the duo a Grammy Award, were both examples of how successful King’s efforts were.

B.B. King was everything our history needs to remember with all the obstacles as a Black man could face overcame in multitudes.

He gave face to the Blues and showed his talents with going outside of the box with his music. B.B. King let nothing stop him from his dreams.
He is and was the epiphany of a Black Man – a person to look up to, aspire to be like, respect, love and appreciate.

Thank you for all that you were and all that will always be in our minds.

http://www.bbking.com

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Artist Highlight: ChrisxNess – Howl at the Sun

I follow all of his music and am waiting to see him make it to the top or even just as a successful artist at the underground level. Chris Ness is from Moreno Valley, Ca and has a sound which very few hip hop artists possess these days. It’s been leaked that he will have a video for this track soon and I will be the first to post it.

Stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to follow him on Instagram @iamchris_ness
Twitter @Chris_ness
http://www.iamchrisness.com

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New CHRIS NESS xx UhLife xx Lotus

New CHRIS NESS xx UhLife xx Lotus

https://soundcloud.com/chris_ness/chris-ness-xx-uhlife-xx-lotus

From his up & coming album titled 5 (V), Chris Ness delivers another song that gives you goosebumps. In collab with fellow hip hop artist UhLife and vocalists Lotus from Los Angeles, these three show their wonderful talents in this song.

http://www.iamchrisness.com

Twitter connects:
@Chris_Ness
@uhlifealive
@hippy_lotus

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Taste of Soul

Taste of Soul

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10am to 7 pm! On Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, Ca
(between Stocker St and Rodeo Rd)

Taste of Soul is FREE and so are all the performances! Just be sure to bring plenty of spending money for all the great FOOD and get to the stages earlier to see your favorite performers!

102.3 KJLH stage performers:
12:45pm – Sledge Grits Band
2:00pm – Mario
2:05pm – L.Young
2:15pm – Treasure Davis
2:35pm – Mateo
3:15pm – Ravaughn
4:00pm – Johnny Gill
4:05pm – Mindless Behavior
4:40pm – Glenn Lewis
5:10pm – Kenny Lattimore
5:30pm – Marques Houston
6:00pm – Johnny Gill/Special Guest

See the site for full details @ http://tasteofsoulla.org/