Ben E. King tribute by 'Rhapsody in Black' (videos)

bill-gardner-fb.jpgBill Gardner at the board, from his Facebook page.

Bill Gardner soared with his on-air set devoted to the late Ben E. King on Saturday afternoon on KPFK. rhapsody-in-black.jpg Hit after hit after curated hit, with meaningful comments all along. I didn't expect to have KPFK on the radio for a long drive home, but this hit just the right note. Doesn't look like they have it up online, so that's too bad.

King died last week in New Jersey at age 76.

Rhapsody in Black has moved around through the years and is now on KPFK on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m.

My choice:

Also noted: Blues legend B.B. King posted on his website and Facebook that he is in home hospice care in Las Vegas. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers.”

Here's B.B. King at Sing Sing prison in 1972:

"I Think You're Cheating On Me Baby" (Live) by B.B. King — To see more videos like this, please follow (Like) the Official Facebook Page of Sydney Urshan!Unfortunately, B.B. King is in the news today with health issues. Please send your well wishes and comment on any progress you may know about.On November 23, 1972, B.B. King, Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña, and others, performed at a Thanksgiving benefit concert for the prisoners of Sing Sing Prison which was made into the film entitled Sing Sing Prison Concert by documentary filmmaker David Hoffman. (Note: The title is Sing Sing Thanksgiving (1974) on IMDb.) I previously posted sisters Joan and Mimi performing "Viva Mi Patria Bolivia" from this concert. They can both be seen in the audience in this video. B.B. King later said that this was maybe the best performance he had ever given.At the request of David Hoffman, I am providing a link to the DVD: amazon.com/Sing-Prison-Concert-BB-King/dp/B00061U15C#IThinkYoureCheatingOnMeBaby #BBKing #JoanBaez #MimiFariña #SingSing #SingSingPrison #DavidHoffman

Posted by Sydney Urshan on Friday, May 1, 2015

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Ben E. King tribute by 'Rhapsody in Black' (videos)