Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Post-Holiday Blues News Roundup

I hope everyone enjoyed the slaughter Eid holidays; I'm currently in the process of moving to a new apartment so I've been busy.

So here are a few things you missed while I was away:

1- B.B. King Cancels Tour Because of Illness


The 89-year-old veteran bluesman became unwell during a show in Chicago. Unconfirmed reports suggest he may have fallen or collapsed on stage.
It follows a series of negative reviews and at least one controversial show where the 89-year-old veteran was booed by audience members.
A brief statement reports: “Mr King was evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion, causing the eight remaining shows of his current tour to be cancelled."

However according to his Facebook page, he's been resting and feeling a lot better. We wish the King the best and a speedy recovery.

2- Swamp Blues Hero Rudy Richard Passes Away

Louisiana bluesman Rudy Richard didn't release anything in his name, but he was the main guitarist behind Slim Harpo, on famous tracks such as 'Baby Scratch My Back'. He was 75. 

3- Blues Harmonica Legend Billy Boy Arnold to Release New Album

Chicago blues legend Billy Boy Arnold will release his first album since 2001, called 'The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold' in a few weeks time, on October 21.

Billy Boy Arnold was featured on Bo Diddley's hit 'I'm a Man' back in the 50's and has never slowed down. He was nominated and won the award for 'Traditional Blues Album' this year at the Blues Music Awards

Here's a song by him while we wait for the new album to drop:

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