B.B.

He was born in 1925

really knew how to “bring a guitar to life

He was born Riley B. King

he left this world in 2015

went on to eternity

He’s among the best ever

to hit the scene of R&B

His playing really left an impression on me

By:J.N.R Dutton

Musical Hero (Literally)

His hair has turned pure silver now

but I still recall when it was

a deep dark blackish-brown

It’s hard for me to see him growing so old

but I’m just glad he’s still around

His music more than once rescued me, seriously

by helping me out in times of misery

bringing sweet hope & wisdom to my ears

Sometimes things I desperately needed to hear

By:J.N.R Dutton

A Ticket To New Orleans

The last few dollars in his pocket

paid for a ticket to New Orleans

He went there with determination, chasing down a dream

He played harmonica, he played the guitar & piano too

He went to Louisiana cause he knew it was a mecca for the blues

He worked hard to make it, each night on stage paying his dues

Then he’d go “home” each night to a cheap

ramshackle motel room

By:J.N.R Dutton

Very Good Man

He’s pushing seventy now, but he’s still tough as nails

Never lets anyone treat him like he’s any kind of frail

& you can bet that if he sees something wrong

He’ll call it out strong, in the words of his songs

While many others were using music just to entertain

& amuse, he’s always taken a stand for the downtrodden,

for the broken, the abused

By:J.N.R Dutton

A tribute to a special fellow poet/lyricist, and a very good man

The Golden Voice

Randy had a golden voice that the whole world came to know

I always loved to hear it come on the radio

When he sang a song it was about both

the heartfelt message & the show

Though his voice was robbed from him,

by a stroke a few years ago

He’s fighting tooth & nail to recover,

even though progress is slow

By:J.N.R Dutton

Justin

There’s a country blues man named Justin I heard today,

the way he plays guitar blew me away

It was not just the sound, though that was more than okay,

By far the most awesome thing

was watching as he made his fingers

dance all over the strings

He’s not a man looking for fortune or fame

but his talent puts many famed players to shame

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

Dallas Blues

Kenneth went down to Texas, to play Dallas blues

Didn’t have much else going for him, said “what have I got to lose?” 

His talent was obvious, clear as a bell,the more he made his audience smile,

the more in love with it he fell,but there were some people who wanted

to change him, because they only cared about what would sell

He told them:

“If I gave into you, I couldn’t face myself”

By:J.N.R Dutton