Music Diary – 16th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 16th September!

Riley B. King aka B.B. King (born 16th September 1925)

Riley B. King aka B.B. King (born 16th September 1925)

In 1925 Mr. Riley B. King aka B.B. („Blues Boy“) King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA. King is one of the most outstanding Blues musicians of all time. In 2011 the magzine Rolling Stone ranked him at number six on its year list of the „100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time„. Eight years before B.B. King was ranked on the third position of this poll.

King’s own description: „When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing my guitar Lucille.“


Jon Brewer directed the documentary film „The Life of Riley“ on the life of B.B. King which features the 88 years old „King of Blues“ and othere legends like Bill Wyman, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Willis, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Mick Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and Slash – just to name a few 😉


Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965) B.B. King - Lucille (1968) B.B. King: The Life of Riley (OmU)(2013)

Buy recommendations (USA):

B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965) B.B. King - Lucille (1968) B.B. King: The Life of Riley (OmU)(2013)

 

 

Music Diary – 3rd September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd Sepetmber!

Al Wilson (Canned Heat)

Alan Christie Wilson (4th July 1943 – 3rd September 1970)

 

On the 3rd September 1970, Alan Christie Wilson aka Al „Blind Owl“ Wilson was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. The member of  the legendary Blues/Boogie/Rock band Canned Heat died at the age of 27. Wilson was guitarist, harmonica player, singer and a founder member of the group and wrote one of the biggest hits for Canned Heat: „Gonig up the Country„. This track became the unofficial theme song of Woodstock.

The album „Hooker ‚N Heat is a double album released by Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker in 1971. It’s the last studio album featuring Alan Wilson. The photo for the cover was taken after Wilson’s death, but his framed picture can be seen on the wall.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

Buy recommendations (USA):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)