I recall the date: May 14, 2015. That was the day B.B. King passed away at the age of 89. I remember having a discussion about King with an acquaintance of mine, a Montrealer of Bajan origin who has managed to retain his lovely accent.
We chatted about the impact King had on so many musicians, about how he, by his own admission could not sing and play guitar at the same time (a little guitar, a little singing, repeat), and about some of our favourite B.B. King songs.
As we went our own way my colleague shook his head and uttered “Ya mon, de trill is gone”
I could not have put it better myself.