The Blues, in the words of B.B. King

“Anytime someone sings the blues, it makes me happy. It hasn’t always been easy.”

In his 1996 autobiography

“Play like anyone you care about, but try to be yourself while you’re doing it.”

On mirroring your idols

“The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing [my guitar] Lucille.”

On his performance style

“Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.”

In “The B.B. King Reader”