BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

sábado, 16 de mayo de 2015

B.B. King & Lucille... Stand by me, please!



Some articles to read and videos to watch about this great musician that has just passed away:

CNN: Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

The Wall Street Journal:  Documentary on the legend to watch 

And before going on, here's his song: 'Stand by me'



BBC News: watch and read 

Some of his songs:   Lucille, The Thrill is Gone, The best of BB King and some duets:  

But why did he really sing the Blues?????




7 comentarios:

  1. BB King knows as The King of the Blues was born in Berclair, Mississippi on September 26th 1925 and he died the last May 14th in Las Vegas. He was an American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist and he was considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. He also has participated in some films as Blues Brothers 2000, When We Were Kings. He worked until this year.

    He was married twice and he had fifteen children, natural and adopted. King's favorite singer was Frank Sinatra. In his autobiography he spoke about it. He lived with diabetes for over 20 years and it was the cause of his dead.

    An interesting thing is that he had two clubs and many more. In 1991, B.B. King's Blues Club opened on Beale Street in Memphis, and in 1994, a second club was launched at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles.

    The story of King’s guitar was that he put this name because in a concert there was fire and all of the people who were there run and he returned to catch his guitar. He was in danger of dying. When said him the reason of flames was that two men were fighting for one woman, King decided to name the guitar as her, Lucille.

    I have only heard one song of him, Stand by me, but sung by Prince Royce. Although I liked Stand by me by Prince Royce, I reckon that the version sung by King is the best.


    Andrea Gutiérrez López 3º ESO B

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  2. Riley B. King was born the 16th of September of 1925 and died the 14th of May in 2015,his nickname was B.B. King. He was singer, songwriter and guitarist.

    He was born on a cotton plantation called Berclair, near the town of Itta Bena, Mississipi. His parents were sharecroppers. He received his fist guitar when he was 12 years old, the price of the guitar was $15.00. Then he started to become famous playing the guitar in the radio and finally he started to sing and to make albums.

    He made very famous songs: Stand by me,When loves come to town... I like some his songs, but not all of them. It's a pity that he has died, but nothing stay forever.

    By: WILLIAM :)))

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  3. BB King was born on September 16th 1925 and died on May 14, 2015, was a musician, singer and songwriter. It is considered one of the musicians most influential blues of all time and earned the nickname King of the Blues, introduced a sophisticated style of their own based on fluid string, folded and bright vibrato that would influence virtually every blues guitarists power that They followed. Rolling Stone magazine ranked at six in the list of top 100 guitarists of all time and is ranked 17 of the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time list. King was inducted into the Hall of Fame Rock and Roll on 1987.Con the years, King developed a recognizable guitar style of his musical work, with elements and fusion of musical genres such as blues, jazz, swing and pop. His guitar was a Gibson ES-335 guitar.

    One of his greatest creations:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOjuYHg

    It was quite a genius.

    Paola Ruiz Fernandez 3º ESO A

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  4. B.B King has died.

    B.B King was born in 1925 on a cotton plantation in Mississippi. His full name was Riley B King but his was known as B.B King, the B.B standing for Blues Boy.
    He always said that he had Blues in his blood and sang in the Gospel choir at church from an early age. He bought his first guitar for 30 dollars and it meant so much to him that he once went back into a burning building to rescue it. He later learnt that the fire was started by two men fighting about a girl called Lucille; from then on he always called his guitar “Lucille”.
    B.B King adored singing blues and did an enormous amount of concerts (250-300) a year. He became one of the most important names in Rhythm & Blues music in the 1950’s and had many hits such as “Stand By Me”, “Sweet Little Angel” and “Every Day I Have The Blues”. He received the National Medal of Arts in 1990 and The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.In 2012,Barack Obama honoured him at a special party where they sang “Sweet Home Chicago” together.
    He died in May,2015 of diabetes complications, aged 89.He said, “I want the people that listen to me, to feel my story”.
    His story is inspiring.

    Julia Ruiz Jimenez 3ºB

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  5. B.B. King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, the 16th September, 1925 and he died the 14th Mai, 2015, in Las Vegas. He was the son of King Albert and Nora Ella Farr. In 1930, his mother divorced his father. She couldn't look after of her son B.B. King, for that reason B.B.King lived with his grandmother called Elnora Farr. The B.B.King's mother died when he was nine years old. He was a musician, singer and songwriter. He was known by the nickname King of the Blues.

    When he was twelve, he bought his first guitar for fifteen dollars. He called his guitars Lucille. He started playing guitar with Famous St. John's Quartet in Inverness, playing in churches in the area and the radio station WGRM of Greenwood. In 1946, King followed to Bukka White to Memphis, where he spent ten months. In 1947, BB King began recording albums with RPM Records in Los Angeles. In February 1952, King got his first bestseller, reaching number one on Billboard with "3 O'Clock Blues". In 1969, King had again a hit with his version of the song by Roy Hawkins. In the decades of 1980 and 1990 B.B.King recorded less albums. In 2000, King joined with Eric Clapton to record Riding with the King.B.B King loved to sing blues and he did an enormous amount of concerts (250-300) every year.

    B.B.King died the 14th May in this year, when he was sleeping in his house of Las Vegas. For me, this man was an incredible and a big person. He was the king of blues.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 3ESO.B

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  6. He was born on September 16, 1925 on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Indianola, Mississippi, United States.

    Son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King Lee Pully. When he was four years old, his mother left his father for another man and was raised by his maternal grandmother, Elnora Farr in Kilmichael, Mississippi. His father quickly broke away from him and his mother died when he was nine. His mother forbade him to sing the blues, she called the devil's music, although his cousin was the renowned bluesman, Bukka White.

    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; then, picking cotton on a farm in the city of Lexington. Then, it was in Indianola. At 14 he bought his first guitar for $ 15 and began singing gospel in other groups or alone by the people. In 1940 his grandmother dies and goes to live with her father's new family.
    Antonio Peregrina Martinez 1ºA

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  7. B.B. King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, on 16th September in 1925, and he died on 14th May 2015, in Las Vegas. He was the son of King Albert and Nora Ella Farr. In 1930, his mother divorced his father. She couldn't look after of her son B.B. King, for that reason B.B.King lived with his grandmother called Elnora Farr. The B.B. King's mother died when he was nine years old. He was a musician, singer and songwriter. He was known by the nickname King of the Blues. 

    When he was twelve, he bought his first guitar for fifteen dollars. He called his guitars Lucille. He started playing guitar with Famous St. John's Quartet in Inverness, playing in churches in the area and the radio station WGRM of Greenwood. In 1946, King followed to Bukka White to Memphis, where he spent ten months. In 1947, BB King began recording albums with RPM Records in Los Angeles. In February 1952, King got his first bestseller, reaching number one on Billboard with "3 O'Clock Blues". In 1969, King had again a hit with his version of the song by Roy Hawkins. In the decades of 1980 and 1990 B.B.King recorded less albums. In 2000, King joined with Eric Clapton to record Riding with the King.B.B King loved to sing blues and he did an enormous amount of concerts (250-300) every year.

    B.B.King died on 14th May this year, when he was sleeping in his house of Las Vegas. For me, this man was an incredible and a big person. He was the king of blues.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 3ESO.B 

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