B.B. King died of a series of minor strokes traceable...
Tribute To The King Of Blues
By MTS Discover | 5th June, 2015
B.B. King died of a series of minor strokes traceable to his age-old struggle with type 2 diabetes, according to his physician and the coroner in Las Vegas. Dr. Brimhall says King’s strokes resulted from reduced blood flow to the brain as a consequence of chronic diabetes. Dementia is an irreversible loss of brain function that happens with certain known diseases, which includes diabetes. It commonly affects persons over 55 years old and can cause memory loss, judgment impairment, and thinking and language difficulties.
To celebrate King’s legacy in the music industry, we have compiled these 4 songs, all of them hits during their time.
1. The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)
From the album Completely Well, this song has been interpreted by numerous artists since B.B. King’s version rose to fame.
2. How Blue Can You Get (Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll)
This song was re-recorded and released as a single in 1964 under ABC Paramount Records.
3. Blues Man
Also included in the Blues on the Bayou album released in 1998, B.B. King plays “Blues Man” live in this video.
4. Sinners Prayer
Ray Charles recorded a duet with B.B. King.