Born: September 16, 1925
“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....
Source: James Nadal
Blues Master WorksCrown Records
One Kind FavorGeffen Records
B.B. King & Friends - 80Crown Records
King Of The BluesCrown Records
Lucille & FriendsCrown Records
The Best Of B.B. King Volume 2Crown Records
I Just Sing The BluesCrown Records
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