The air outside is hot
The air is stifling
The dogs are laying in the shade
The old man is sitting on the stoop
Playing the blues with his harmonic
The people who pass by are smiling
The old man knows it all good
on the couch
I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.
– Buddy Guy
The hands that play the blues – in pictures
BB King’s funeral draws hundreds as Obama says country ‘has lost a legend’
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
B.B. King, Robert Cray, Jimmy Vaughan and Eric Clapton – The Thrill Is Gone, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.
Shortly after the beginning, watch Clapton scare the shit out of the bass player, Nathan East..
Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with Johnny Copeland…
Ana Popovic is from Serbia…