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How to Sing the Blues

Blues guitar legend B B King died recently at the age of 89. He truly lived the blues: he had two failed marriages; 15 children by several women; played 250 shows a year into his 70s; and still found time to record 43 studio albums. o_O In true blues style, even his death has been mired in controversy.

Which only goes to show why the item below is so funny. It’s riddled with cliches and totally ott, but there’s more than a grain of truth to it.

First posted by Jay Kahrs on the rec.audio.pro newsgroup 15 years ago today. It quickly spread, picking up modifications along the way. It’s interesting to compare the differences between the original and the version presented here.

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