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Thread #160637 Message #3810769
Posted By: keberoxu
21-Sep-16 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Musicians you admire for reasons other than music
Subject: RE: Musicians you admire for reasons other than music
I know I would get very protective if I heard anybody bad-mouthing B.B. King. He is more than a musician to me. This is the man who said that playing the blues was like being black twice.
He didn't seem to mind when Peter Green went through a period of covering the same songs he had recorded, like Need Your Love So Bad, and Green both played and sang very close to King's style when doing so. King was even generous to Green when the latter resumed recording and performing after the years away from the public, coping with a breakdown.
The quote of his that I kept near my heart was, that making his music was "like telling the truth -- you don't have to worry about saying the same thing twice, if it is the truth." (Guitar Player magazine)
That quote touches on music but it is about much more than music.