B.B. King

“King of the Blues”

Born on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi in 1925, Riley B. King would start from very humble beginnings. His family moved around the area, and the young Riley experienced early a life of constant motion. As a youngster he was a farm laborer, but drawn to music, he took up the guitar; he played on street corners, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1946, he hitchhiked to Memphis, to pursue his music career. Memphis was a large musical community where every style of music could be found, a good place for a young man who wanted to play the blues. Riley stayed with his cousin Bukka White, a celebrated bluesman in his own right, who was able to show him first hand the guitar foundations of the blues.

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Albums

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Blues Master Works
Crown Records
2013
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One Kind Favor
One Kind Favor
Geffen Records
2008
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B.B. King & Friends -...
Crown Records
2005
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King Of The Blues
Crown Records
2000
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Lucille & Friends
Crown Records
1995
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The Best Of B.B. King...
Crown Records
1988
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