Rest in peace, B.B. King, passed on at the age of 89. He essentially did something very simple, but to a very high and dedicated standard, and he kept working with his gift right up until the end. You can’t say better than that. But actually you can: You can also say he always seemed like an exceptionally nice man. Buddy Guy called him “the greatest guy I ever met,” and no doubt a lot of people will be remembering him similarly.
There’s obviously tons of his music out there, but I think just watching and hearing him demonstrate and talk about his particular way of playing his blues in the guitar lesson video embedded below conveys the kindness and generosity of his spirit.