Victoria, the his ITV series starring Jenna Coleman as the young queen, has been renewed for a second season. The move comes ahead of the show’s U.S. premiere January 15 on Masterpiece on PBS. The series has averaging 7.7 million viewers in the UK since its August bow on ITV, making it the network’s top…
“THE KING OF THE BLUES”
His music inspired many generations and the sound of his guitar will be marked in the path of history.
“BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one.” – Lenny Kravitz
“RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists of all time, maybe the best.” – Bryan Adams
He was born on September 16, 1925 on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Indianola, Mississippi, United States.
Son of Albert and Nora Ella King Lee Pully. His first musical experience came to him at age 12 when he joined a gospel vocal group and the preacher taught him his first chords with a guitar. At 14 he bought his first guitar for $15 and began singing gospel in groups or by himself.
He was drafted into the Army during World War II, but was discharged due to driving a tractor, an essential occupation during the war. In 1946, after breaking a tractor and fear the angry reaction of his boss, he moved to Memphis with a guitar and two dollars and a half in his pocket. There he is welcomed by his cousin Bukka White, who will definitely introduce him into the blues world. In the late forties and early fifties he developed a unique style blending the rural sound of the electric guitar and the field with the vitality of the city.
He met Sonny Boy Williamson II, who gave him a place as a DJ in his radio program. It was there that they began to call him ‘Blues Boy’, he ended up shortening the name to BB.
Since 1950 he began to make recordings and in 1965 released Live at the Regal, his first blues album that got put on the charts of pop music. After signing a contract with the Bihari brothers, he moved to California, where he organized several bands entering the horn section that would shape the “riffs” and using saxophones for blues. In 1953 he moved to Houston, where he played with the band of Bill Harvey until he began to lead it for health reasons thereof. That was when he began his series of endless tours throughout the country: 300 performances a year each lasted for four or five hours.
His popularity extends to teens in the city and among his fans was a young Elvis Presley that often sneaked out of his home at night to see him play. In 1955 he is already a national figure and acts throughout the country. Some of his most outstanding works are: Confessin ‘the Blues (1966), Indianola Mississippi Seeds (1970) -using as musicians Joe Walsh, Leon Russell and Carole King- and Six Silver Strings (1985).
Their virtue with guitar earned him the nickname of ‘king of the blues’ and the popularity of ‘one of the three kings of the blues guitar’ with Albert King and Freddie King. He received several Grammypor ‘The Thrill is Gone’ Awards (1970) and the LPs There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (1981), My Guitar Sings the Blues (1986), Live at San Quentin (1990), Live at the Apollo (1991 ) and Blues Summit (1992). In 1987 he was awarded the Grammy Award for his dedication to music and entered the Hall of Fame Rock and Roll.
B.B. King died in his sleep at 9:40 pm local time on Thursday May 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, USA, at the age of 89 years. He spent 20 years fighting type II diabetes. Despite his health problems, he remained active giving few hundred concerts a year until October 2014, when he felt ill during a performance. He would never act again.
Hozier, Annie Lennox – Take Me to Church / I Put a Spell on You (Medley) (57th GRAMMYs)
Miranda Lambert – Somethin’ Bad ft. Carrie Underwood
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – New Flame (Explicit Version)
Ed Sheeran and John Mayer – Thinking Out Loud
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Live) ft. Mary J. Blige
Robert Nesta Marley Booker, más conocido como Bob Marley, fue un músico, guitarrista y compositor jamaiquino. Durante su carrera musical fue el líder, compositor y guitarrista de las bandas de ska, rocksteady y reggae The Wailers (1964-1974) y Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974-1981). Marley sigue siendo el más conocido y respetado intérprete de la música reggae y es acreditado por ayudar a difundir tanto la música de Jamaica como el movimiento rastafari (del que era un miembro comprometido) a una audiencia mundial.
La música de Bob Marley nunca fue reconocido con una nominación al Grammy, pero en 2001 se le otorgó el Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, un galardón otorgado por la Academia de la Grabación a ” artistas que durante sus vidas, han realizado contribuciones creativas de excepcional importancia artística en el campo de la grabación “. Ese mismo año, un largometraje documental sobre la vida de Bob Marley, Rebel Music, dirigida por Jeremy Marre, fue nominado para un Grammy por Mejor video Musical Versión Larga documental. En 2001 Bob Marley se le concedió la estrella 2171a en el Paseo de la Fama por el Fideicomiso Histórico de Hollywood y de la Cámara de Comercio de Hollywood, en Hollywood, California. Como beneficiario de esta distinción, Bob Marley se unió a leyendas de la música.
Estos reconocimientos son notables si se considera a un Bob Marley de orígenes humildes, que venció numerosos desafíos para intentar hacerse un hueco en la industria de la música de Jamaica. Mientras hábilmente navegaba por la violenta política partidista que abundaba en Kingston durante los años 1970.
Información obtenida de: http://www.bobmarley.com/history/
Julian Marley -Positive Vibration- Summerjam 2010 –
Bob marley “no woman no cry” 1979-
Eric Clapton – I Shot The Sheriff (Live from Crossroads 2010)-
Africa Unite- Ziggy Marley-
Bruno Mars ft Rihanna, Sting & Ziggy Marley- Could you be loved (Bob Marley Tribute Grammy Awards 2013)-
Lauryn Hill feat. Ziggy Marley – Redemption Song-
The weekend is here, your friends are calling and texting “What’s going down tonight?!”. You pick your clothes for an hour or two (HAHA!), shower , but you need the perfect tunes to get you in the PARTY Mode.
Here are some suggestions:
- Ed Sheeran- Sing
- Sigma- Nobody to Love
- Martin Garrix- Animals
- Kiesza- Hideaway
- Klingande- Jubel