Under the Hood: BB King on the Down-to-Earth Nature of the Blues
BB King made a lifetime of the Blues. Not only could he play it, he could explain it in ways that made sense. From our interview archives, this is BB King.
“Well I think people should know that the Blues tells stories just like any other type of music. The only difference is, Louis Armstrong would say, we are not as hip as the people that are playing the other types of music. We are more down to earth. I happen to be a country boy, and we have a saying down there: you can take the boy out the country, but you’ll never get the country out of the boy. So I’ve played 90 different countries around the world, and I still feel like I’m happy to go to Indianola, Mississippi.” – B.B. King