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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there’s “going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight.”

The president issued a statement Friday mourning the death of blues legend B.B. King. He says, “The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend.”

Obama says King rose from a sharecropper’s son to become “the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world.”

Obama says King gets stuck in your head and gets you doing things you probably shouldn’t. He recalled how he was unexpectedly drawn into singing a few lines of “Sweet Home Chicago” with King when he performed at a White House blues concert three years ago.

Obama says, “B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever.”

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2 thoughts on “President Obama on B.B. King: ‘That Thrill Will Be With Us Forever’

  1. yes I am a BB King when I was younger and really done a concert in Arkansas my mother and father many personally he hug and kiss my mother before time at different concerts and it ended in his life to have it was sorry that he lefT too soon.

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