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RALPH JONES PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO JOURNALIST
GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI
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662-822-2546
ralph.hawk.jones@gmail.com
Every Photograph on this site is owned and is the property of Ralph Jones.

MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS CLASS OF 1981

B B KINGS PEOPLE ALONG THE INTERSECTION OF BLUES HIGHWAY 61 AND 82 IN LELAND MISSISSIPPI. WE WAITING ON B B.

RILEY B KING AND I WER'NT DRINKING BUDDIES. WE DID NOT SIP COFFEE AFTER A SHOW AT CLUB EBONY IN MS SHEPARDS BED ROOM WHILE THE REST OF THE BAND BOARDED THE BUS. MY TRAINING SAYS TO BE PRESENT BUT NOT SEEN. I KNEW B B THRU THE LENS OF MY CAMERAS. FROM A DISTANCE AND UP CLOSE ON MUMEROUS OCCASIONS I HAD THE HONOR TO HOME IN AND CAPTURE HIS EMOTIONS AS HE PLAYED LUCILE BEFORE A PACKED HOUSE, PARK OR STADIUM. HIS MUSICIANSHIP IS WITHOUT QUESTION NOR WAS HIS ACCESS TO THE PEOPLE. HE PREFERED BEING CALLED B B BUT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION I CAUGHT MYSELF CALLING HIM MR KING WHICH BROUGHT A SMILE TO HIS FACE. LIKE THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW B B'S REACH WAS GLOBAL. THE FIRST TIME I SAW HIM PERFORM WAS AT ROYAL STADIUM IN ST LOUISE MISSOURI ON THE SAME TICKET WITH JOHNNY TAYLOR AND GEORGE BENSON. WHILE I WAS STATIONED IN MONTEREY CALIFORNIA B B WOULD PERFORM IN SAN HOSE EVERY YEAR AND EVEN WHILE ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT IN ENGLAND I TURNED ON THE RADIO TO HEAR TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE BIG B B KING CONCERT AT OXORD UNIVERSITY ENGLAND. FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN OR SO YEARS I'VE HAD THE HONOR TO PHOTOGRAPH B B IN ACTION AT SHELBON PARK, CLUB EBONY, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, JACKSON MISSISSIPPI AND DECATURE MISSISSIPPI THE HOME TOWN OF GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS. I DON'T KNOW IF THE WORD IKON IS APPROPRIATE BUT I WILL SAY THAT IF YOU USE WORDS LIKE GREAT BOSS, GREAT DAD, GREAT UNCLE, GREAT PERSON, PATRIOT, MUSICIAN, MUSIC LOVER, TEACHER, BUSINESSMAN AND ALL AROUND GREAT GUY, YOU WOULD BE ACURATELY DESCRIBING MR RILEY B KING BETTER KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS B B KING. BRAD PAISLEY AND ANDY GRIFFITH SANG ABOUT WAITING ON A WOMAN. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THESE IMAGES THE PEOPLE OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA WAITING ON B B.. REST IN PEACE MR KING.

BY TRADE I AM A LOT OF THINGS. MY PASSION IS SHARING INFORMATION AND HISTORY. IN THE FUTURE I WILL SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I KNOW OF MR KING THRU IMAGES. THE FEW IMAGES ON THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW CAN BE SEEN AND ORDERED IN THE FUNERAL GALLERY.

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