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RIP…BB King

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When I turned on my radio this morning, Tom Joyner Morning Show stated they were honoring BB King and my heart dropped.  He is gone.  Mr. Thrill is Gone and Lucille has gone on.  I sat in my car with tears flowing over a man I didn’t know personally, but whose music had personally been in my life for as long as I could remember.  Between my Uncle John and my mother, Betty Jean I had no choice but to listen to the blues.  However, it wasn’t until I got older that I recognized how the heart and soul can connect to a blues song that tells the stories of your life more poignantly.

A couple of weeks ago there was a picture floating around the Internet of BB King look frail and near death and I was caught off guard.  He didn’t look like the man I was used to seeing and it broke my heart.  I rather remember him giving the young girl the Lucille guitar after she tried to return it to him.  I want to remember the music and the man who would make my uncle and my mama laugh and cry.

Rest in Paradise, BB King your blues will live on…

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