The hands that play the blues – in pictures
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BB King: chairman of the blues – a life in pictures
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”
BB King – a picture from the past
You know those days when you’ve got the mean reds…the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe its been raining too long. You’re sad, that’s all. But the mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you are afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is.
– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly