Mr B.B. King, You Break My Heart, Yet Carry My Soul

Caught Me Gaming

I read the news today on Facebook over my bowl Life cereal…the King of the Blues, B.B. King, is dead, and music will never be the same. I can’t stop tearing up, listening to Pay the Cost to Be the Boss, or Why I Sing the Blues. Let me just tell you how this man’s music changed my life.

B.B. King was one of those artists I didn’t know well at all, but was introduced to thanks to the 1996 release of Primitive Radio Gods’ mesmerizing, Standing in a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand with its sample of B.B. singing, “I’ve been downhearted, baby, ever since the day we met” piercing the start of the song. I wanted to hear more of that voice! That voice that sounds so heartfelt…beautiful…full of pain. I didn’t actually get to hear How Blue Can You Get until I…

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