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RIP B.B. King: Why We Sing The Blues [Best Of Videos]

B.B. King
Gina Smith
Written by Gina Smith

What a day to sing the blues. B.B. King is gone for good. Because B.B. always said “life is for the living” and hated dwelling on death, we won’t either. We’re just going to collect your favorite B.B. YouTube tracks here. Send me your favorite links with your name and a message. Or paste the link into the comments below. And just sit back and enjoy the music for a change. RIP B.B.

aNewDomain — Bluesmaster B.B. King has died. What a day to sing the blues. To honor him, I won’t write a lot about the details of his death. You’ll find that elsewhere. Life is for the living, B.B. always said, and he never dealt in the details of death much when asked for comment about the deaths of his fellow musicians and friends over the years.

Also, B.B. King wasn’t a very wordy person. So I won’t be either.

Below, find a (growing) collection of favorite B.B. King recordings, some really rare. I’ll start with mine and add yours as you send them to me. Just send me a link to your favorite B.B. King video on YouTube and I’ll add it, along with your message and name, right here.

That’s the kind of musical monument even B.B. could get behind.

B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues (Rare 1974 Track)

B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues, with Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Etta James cameo …

B.B. King and Etta James: There Is Something On My Mind

B.B. King and Katie Webster: Since I Loved You Baby

Man. Love these lyrics and the phenomenal interplay between B.B. and Katie …

B.B. King — Sweet Sixteen (Live in Kinshasa)

B.B. King Said This Was His Best Live Performance Ever

The road was tough.  The B was tougher.

Submitted by aNewDomainTV exec producer Marc Klempf, Atlanta.

Developing … email me YouTube links of your favorite B.B. King recordings at gina@ginasmith.com or paste into the comments. Feel free to include your name and a message for B.B. We’ll add them here.

So long, B.B.

For aNewDomain, I’m Gina Smith.

About the author

Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Gina Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist online, in print, radio and national TV. A former correspondent for ABC News, Gina is the co-founder and editorial director of aNewDomain Media. Email Gina at gina@anewdomain.net find her on Twitter @ginasmith888